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You guys finally did it!!! Your July 27 update completely removed the Softwarerefferal virus from my computer. I had tried (with no success) several anti-virus programs. I really appreciate your quick response and good work. Keep it up!! Thanks so much!

John K. D.

File: Start Driver Reviver Update

Location of Start Driver Reviver Update and Associated Malware

Check whether Start Driver Reviver Update is present in the following locations:

Start Driver Reviver Update file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Start Driver Reviver Update

If you find Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of Start Driver Reviver Update File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
338465003C60DF733FB1785BC6BFA84D39C1Nov 30, 2015
33848B34ACFCA5615AE4D541B3E6C7B7A57CFeb 2, 2016
33847041FA0EA342777ED3193FF05262D9D2Feb 16, 2016
3384B6B2447DD81681F28A1279D221FB44F4Feb 26, 2016
3384B9D26609187BA636A506AB2434CBD7B5Apr 6, 2016
33849950046EFF92450D7B4D698B9D2A44A6May 4, 2016
34745C9CB724A74E16C7B4323EA6A0539983May 21, 2016
2710E34C55C02EA0D4E47728263DC9CEEA52May 26, 2016
347443904359437EE097962707C62C81E45BJun 12, 2016
33848733F88BC247F8B74356275E0EFACB9DAug 11, 2016
347415DE9C8FC3BDF21D1AE6B1A3ECFB6AF5Oct 30, 2016
3384D73D6952CD7339B523265FA1A8B86136Dec 23, 2016
3384809193D7A70F697070D4ED7B17751BD9Feb 27, 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 Start Driver Reviver Update^

  1. To enable deleting the Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update. The name of the first found registry value referencing Start Driver Reviver Update 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 Start Driver Reviver Update, 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 Start Driver Reviver Update and Associated Malware.