Case one: I recently noticed my PC has slowed right down, and odd things were happening, such as, when I delete a file it would appear to stay there, until I left the folder and re-opened; increasing numbers of explorer.exe processes; CPU and memory usage steadily rise while the PC was idle; very slow performance; the words I currently type are 10 seconds behind when I type them.
Case two:I have tried to remove the "Driver Restore" malware. I have tried malwarebytes and it did not find it. Spybot found it but it can't remove it. Spybot says it's in my memory which is in use and therefore can't remove it. Spybot then asks if it can run after a reboot and can remove the malware that way but it doesn't. Same notice comes up after a complete system scan saying its in memory and Spybot can't remove the malware. Is this going to be another nightmare?
How to Prevent Driver Restore from Coming back Again
1) Be cautious when clicking links. It can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious web site.
2) Don’t download unknown "free" software.
3) Avoid opening unknown e-mail attachments.
4) Don’t get access to illegal online contents such as gambling or porn.
5) Keeps antivirus program updating to the latest version regularly.
6) Periodically scanning system files and clearing up all rubbish files to keep computer clean.
Solution one: Manually Delete Driver Restore From Your Computer
To perform this procedure, please restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.
Step 2- Open Windows Task Manager and end all Driver Restore running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)
Step 3- Show all hidden files
Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.
Step 4- Remove these Driver Restore associated files on your hard drive such as:
%AppData%\<random>.exe %CommonAppData%\<random>.exe C:\Windows\Temp\<random>.exe %temp%\<random>.exe C:\Program Files\<random>Step 5- Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "random " HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\random HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Inspector
Reference The Video Below to Clean up Driver Restore
If you are not familiar with files, registries and process manual removal, you'd better choose automatic scans to remove Driver Restore permanently from your PC
Solution Two: Automatically remove Driver Restore from PC by using SpyHunter
1. Download SpyHunter by clicking the following download link:
2. Double-click on the downloaded file. If asked to allow program to make changes to this computer, click “Yes” button.
3. In this step, please accept the Licence Agreement and click “Next >” button.
4. After the definition database is downloaded, system scan will automatically start.
5.Tick "Select all" and press "Remove" button to get rid of all the detected threats on your computer.
Additional Guide: Improve your PC performance by uninstalling all the unnecessary programs
With Perfect Uninstaller, you can uninstall unneeded applications in your system easier and faster. The Standard Add /Remove Program often can't completely uninstall some applications and broken registry keys, unlike your own pc Add/Remove Program , Perfect Uninstall can't only uninstall the applications it selves, but also can clean the registry files they leave over, it will protect your PC from corrupted registry errors , improve your PC performance and speed !
Step 1. Clicking the icon as below.
Step 2. Finish the installation process.
In a few seconds you will see an alert box like the one in the figure below. Select "Run" to download and install Perfect Uninstaller. If you prefer you may save the Perfect Uninstaller setup file (PerfectUninstaller_Setup.exe) to your computer and install the software later by clicking on the 'Save' button.
Step 3. After the successful installation, you may be able to see all your installed programs details. Choose the one you want to uninstall and click “Next” to remove it completely and thoroughly.
Note: If you choose manual removal method, to completely remove Driver Restore you need to find out and remove all its process, files and registry entries. Be careful and patient during the whole manual removal process as Driver Restore hides deeply in the system. If you have spent too much time in manual removing Driver Restore and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter here to see how Driver Restore is removed easily and completely from your system.