Updating system drivers makes PC run better and faster. It prevents errors and lend quicker repairs to future problems. It allows to remove and update obsolete driver versions to prevent conflicts as well as maximize computer system stability.
Driver Update is a program which is developed by SlimWare Utilities. The mostly used version is 2.2.30452 with over 98% of all installations are currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto start registry entry that allows the program to run on each boot for the user which is installed. A scheduled task is added to the Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times as per the scheduled varies on depending version. The main executable of program is DriverUpdate.exe and has been sent to consume an average CPU less than one percent and utilizes about 8.03 MB of memory. The software installer includes 80 files and it is usually about 26.97 MB (28,280,755 bytes). DriverUpdate.exe is the automatic component of the software which is designed to download and apply new update versions.
DriverUpdate by Slimware Utilities is a software which is known as potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a bloatware. It advertises as a free software that takes care of your PC issues and update your drivers. When it is downloaded and installed at once, it will trigger false warnings as well as notices. It will prompt to perform several actions to fix things such as updating drivers, fixing registry warnings etc. However, when user initiates the process, it will ask to get the software registered after paying for it.
By using these two different methods, we can uninstall Driver Update from PC.
Method 1: With the help of using End the Process
Step 1: Click on the small arrow to view “hidden icons” which is located near lower right corner where the clock is shown.
Step 2: Find the Slimware or Driver Update icon.
Step 3: Right click on it and choose Shut Down/Exit.
Step 4: Hold the Ctrl + Shift and ESC keys simultaneously to bring out Task Manager.
Step 5: Right after that take a look at the list of processes and kill Driver Updates or Slimware Utilities processes by right clicking and choosing End Process.
Step 6: Now, hold the Windows Key and Press R and type “appwiz.cpl” and click on “OK”.
Step 7: Right after that go through the list of installed programs and locate Slimware Utilities and uninstall it.
Method 2: With the help of using Control Panel
Step 1: Open Control Panel by clicking on Start menu.
Step 2: Open “Uninstall a program” and after that open “Programs and Features” or “Add/Remove Programs”.
Step 3: Now, find DriverUpdate and select it. Right after that click on “Uninstall” and press “Yes” to confirm.
Step 4: Now right after that press Windows key + R and type “regedit” into the Run window and press Enter.
Step 5: Go to Edit. Then after go to Find. With the help of Find next button, search for Slimware.
Step 6: Now, delete all the keys associated with the software.
Step 7: Open My Computer and right after that click on View and ensure that Hidden items option is checked.
Step 8 : Now, use the search box which is located in the top right corner of the file explorer and type “DriverUpdate”. Whatever windows finds for you, delete everything.
Step 9: Search for Slimware and delete everything which is associated with this item as well. Right after that reboot your PC.
This PUP softwares comes bundled with other softwares which you download from the internet. Therefore, while installing any software, always pay your attention carefully to the prompts on computer screen rather than blindly clicking on coming next which appear many times.