About Driver Reviver
Driver Reviver is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), advertised as a system optimizer. It claims to be a tool that will update and maintain your computers drivers but it actually doesn’t really do much. PUPs that are advertised as system optimizers often try to trick users into buying full versions of programs by displaying fake results. Such programs often show tens or even hundreds of issues in scan results in order to pressure users into paying for the full version.
Driver Reviver will pester you with notifications about purchasing the full version, but wasting your money on such a program is not a good idea. There are many negative reviews from users claiming that getting a refund is very difficult, and one might suffer financial loss if he/she provides their credit card information to this program. Thus, we suggest you remove Driver Reviver, and certainly do not purchase it.
Besides Driver Reviver potentially showing you fake results, it may also be spreading via freeware bundles. Software bundling is rather frowned upon because it allows unwanted programs to install without explicit permission from users.
How did Driver Reviver install?
It’s entirely possible that you installed the program yourself. Users often stumble upon questionable programs and install them without checking whether they are safe. This is why it’s necessary to always research programs before you download them. A simple search with Google would give a good idea about whether the program is safe.
If you do not recall installing it, it’s possible that it installed via freeware bundles. It could have been attached to a free program you installed, and you did not notice. Browser hijackers, adware and potentially unwanted programs are often attached to popular freeware as extra offers, and they are permitted to install alongside if you do not manually deselect them. If you want to prevent these unwanted installations, you need to pay attention to how you install programs. The most important thing is to opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when the option is given. Those settings will make all added offers visible, and you will be able to deselect all of them.
No matter what kind of program you are installing, deselecting all offers should be non-negotiable. It’s much easier to uncheck a few boxes than it is to later have to uninstall pesky programs.
Should you delete Driver Reviver?
When the program is installed, it will start showing you notifications about scanning your computer. The program will look for drivers that need to be updated and offer to download the update for you. In many cases, PUP system optimizers tend to detect large numbers of issues, some of which may not actually be real. They do that in order to convince users to buy the full versions which are needed to use the fix/clean features. Driver Reviver may do the same thing so we suggest checking the results carefully to make sure there’s nothing suspicious.
Many users believe that system optimizers are unnecessary in the first place. Computers are fully capable of managing themselves without the need of additional programs. Microsoft even discourages from using certain system optimizers in order to avoid harming the computer.
Driver Reviver removal
If you have decided to uninstall Driver Reviver, you can do it either manually or automatically. Manual Driver Reviver removal may be complicated if you have little experience with what you are doing. Anti-spyware software would be a better option as it would take care of everything.