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Manual Removal Guide for PU.UniversalDriverUpdater

February 8th, 2017
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "PU.UniversalDriverUpdater" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:

  • pups

Description:

PC.UniversalDriverUpdater is supposed to be a software that can find and update operation system drivers. It requires a paid registration to be able to fix these issues. The current price is 29,95 Euro (Update: January 2017).

Links (be careful!):

: ttp://universaldriverupdater.com/

Removal Instructions:

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.

  • Products that have a key or property named "{03E33667-F180-4D3C-9A88-10020AB6AEEF}_is1".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

  • The file at "<$APPDATA>\UniDU\UniDULauncher.exe".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Universal Driver Updater\Universal Driver Updater.lnk".
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\Universal Driver Updater.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater\DPInst32.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater\GASender.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater\SendDebugLog.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater\udulaunch.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater\unins000.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater\UniversalDriverUpdater.exe".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.UniversalDriverUpdater uses rootkit technologies, use the rootkit scanner integrated into Spybot-S&D 2.x or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.

  • The directory at "<$APPDATA>\UniDU".
  • The directory at "<$COMMONAPPDATA>\PCVARK\Universal Driver Updater".
  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Universal Driver Updater".
  • The directory at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\_Del_udusetupsite".
  • The directory at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\_Del_unidu".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Universal Driver Updater".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.UniversalDriverUpdater uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

  • Delete the registry key "Universal Driver Updater" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PCVARK\".
  • Delete the registry key "Universal Driver Updater" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PCVARK\".

If PU.UniversalDriverUpdater uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.