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File: DriverUpdate Scan

Location of DriverUpdate Scan and Associated Malware

Check whether DriverUpdate Scan is present in the following locations:

DriverUpdate Scan file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\DriverUpdate Scan

If you find DriverUpdate Scan file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The DriverUpdate Scan file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of DriverUpdate Scan File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3322E2FBD26FE5B0F2239142031474ABCE17Jun 27, 2015
333063477124C26350F0D4DB5B78EA3660EDJul 23, 2015
33422276F398EECA0A9CFC5EA52F811302EBAug 19, 2015
3312FB621D0F57C322B3D0977880A5CACA18Aug 26, 2015
33161273B4E76A21B90B7A53E7A3AFB253C3Sep 5, 2015
3330C91E4C2FD6EDD6DC6299BDF4CEF8FD5EOct 5, 2015
3366F53FB57AD8481E6950197A9076FAB1EBOct 27, 2015
3168BF578DE3DCFE3977511560E4C2A310ECNov 25, 2015
3322565C396FC3AAF8763367BB4839C1B524Dec 4, 2015
3172B4D2F56BB7EDCFA26A95E7C7DB66F9D0Feb 1, 2016
3040CD9A063643F797CECC35C3CF9D512A54Feb 5, 2016
3172B4A9A7B4BA90CFA2739A173640FA98A0Feb 11, 2016
3346D2D542CA8B5B0440DA1001C1D28A0DBDMar 18, 2016
3424F5858633B2AB6EA1513CD61D8100802AMar 28, 2016
33182247DFFE5E2C2B8D5400FD102A27BBDBApr 15, 2016
3480EAEEE24B4D691067DE08E654D53EA5D5Apr 21, 2016
3284A9B9B6AD395C674D1F0745C9448B281AApr 25, 2016
3178B94E4FE4DB19AFE68151FA40BD1E90D0May 25, 2016
33326ED226802DEF1F9F167CB7170446FD3BMay 26, 2016
32827407E3527CD42E573538CC2A35203D97May 30, 2016
3400E293AE27397CEB6FFA7BB512563AAE96Oct 15, 2016
3176D05F04F07D14ADAF2F72E872ED65FD6BNov 1, 2016
333481635505A98A1AD01E25A03FB69B2FE9Nov 13, 2016
32082962BACA5D433125DF23AD3B3213750BNov 28, 2016
3172A2E6C34D9247980F556BA39FCE2A5CD2Dec 1, 2016
331826625924D69221C219A294E80E37FCB4Dec 3, 2016
3206782DF535CEB754C15CCC0FF9FACDE949Dec 11, 2016
33468069A018875E74F168516B27BFAC9940Dec 15, 2016
3196C020B236D55E1E585694E55804DBDB76Mar 2, 2017
331871E4F3F7DFA8CFA8693DF5422633019AMay 7, 2017
317010C6643717D0DE640D84F3890657FC3EJun 7, 2017
31803B99B4D0962247D6F143515B9F53BCF9Jun 23, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove DriverUpdate Scan^

  1. To enable deleting the DriverUpdate Scan file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select DriverUpdate Scan and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of DriverUpdate Scan and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of DriverUpdate Scan and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of DriverUpdate Scan will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of DriverUpdate Scan will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a DriverUpdate Scan malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type DriverUpdate Scan. The name of the first found registry value referencing DriverUpdate Scan is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to DriverUpdate Scan, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of DriverUpdate Scan and Associated Malware.