Is your computer acting weird lately ever since there’s this Driver Performer software installed? Do you remember giving permission for this program to install? Then how come it can sneak inside of the system still avoiding the other antivirus protection tools on the computer? Does it report many infections and errors to you after installation? Do you feel annoyed by such constant actions? Then how do people remove this unwanted Driver Performer software out of the computer?

Driver Performer Virus – Fake Antispyware Description

Driver Performer is claimed to be an unfriendly software that can be installed on computers without consent from PC owners. This unwanted program, pretending to be a legit PC optimization tool, is in fact a threat to most computers. It has a trustworthy appearance which looks no difference than many other legit antivirus programs. Usually, this kind of computer threat is categorized as a rogue antispyware. Similar members from the same category include Internet Security virus and Win 7 Protection 2013 virus. Driver Performer virus  is, therefore, a highly dangerous threat to many computer users all around the world as this virus has no certain targets in certain areas. Once your computer is attacked by such rogue antispyware, you will get a new pop up PC protection tool which you haven’t given permission to install.

Antivirus programs or PC protection tools are created and used by many computer users to protect their PCs from all kinds of viruses. And some of them also provide PC optimization services just like this Driver Performer virus says it does that too. It also says that it can enhance the performance of the computer by detecting and removing system errors, hard drive issues and unnecessary entries on hardware. However, it does none of the above but creates chaos on the targeted systems. Generally, this Driver Performer rogue can be distributed through online hacked and fishy web sites, malicious programs and even spam email attachments. In other words, this virus can get itself installed without permission from PC owners when computer users come into these traps online. And the ultimate target of such rogue antivirus is to get you to pay for the “Registered” or “full” version of the program which does not really exist.

Once installed, Driver Performer virus will pop up scanning screen on the computer and start checking through your computer pretending to help you detect errors and problems. This scanning process is usually non-stoppable. And by the end of the process, it will report many problems to you trying to make you believe that your computer is in bad situation. While other legit antivirus programs on the same computer haven’t detected anything especially in the hardware parts, Driver Performer promises that it can help you uninstall and remove all these detecting errors and failed entries so as to optimize the system. But before you can receive such services, you will need to “Activate” the program first. By “Activate”, it means you will need to pay a certain amount of money beforehand. The truth is, you won’t get any full version of Driver Performer after the payment is made. And the money you spend will help computer hackers who create this virus benefit.

Therefore, this rogue antispyware should be removed ASAP since computer can’t take any risks. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal help if you can’t remove this Driver Performer rogue by yourself.

Screen-shot of Driver Performer by performersoft Fake Antivirus

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Rogue Antivirus Consequences To Be Experienced

1. Driver Performer virus can block you from opening programs on the computer. Whenever you try to run a program, this rogue antispyware screen will automatically pop up to prevent you from doing that;
2. This fake antivirus software could even cut you off from the internet making you impossible to search online for help;
3. Driver Performer rogue provides fake pop-up security alerts to threaten computer users and offers a fake full version which is just trying to scam money;
4. It could even allow third parties to get in the compromised machine to take over control of it;
5. Valuable information such as credit card info and online bank account details can be stolen by computer hackers;
6. Computer won’t work properly ever since then and system will be stuck during the operation more often.

A Step-by-step Rogue Antispyware Removal Guide

Sometimes legit antivirus programs could be replaced by this fake Driver Performer tool turning the computer in poor protection. Hence, it’s not a wise option to still counting on them with the removal. To completely remove this rogue antispyware, manual removal is suggested here. And expertise will be required during the removal process since the virus can change its locations, associating file names and entries. Please start removing this rogue antivirus from the following steps:

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open the Windows Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top; then End processes associated with this Driver Performer virus or processes that are not belonging to system.
Windows Task Manager

Notice: If Windows Task Manager has been disabled under regular mode and other programs can’t be run because of the block by Driver Performer, please try to reboot the infected machine into Safe mode with Networking to do Step 1. To put the computer in Safe mode with Networking, please hit F8 key repeatedly while system is booting up BUT before it’s logging in till you get advanced options on a black screen; use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key to proceed system loading files into that mode.
safe mode with networking for Windows XP Vista and Win 7

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Uninstall a program list, scroll down and find Driver Performer rogue to Uninstall.
uninstall-control-panel

Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.
Folder Options

Step 4: Pull up Run box by hitting Windows+R keys then type regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete all the following or those related to the Driver Performer virus:
%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
%AppData%\Protector-.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe(rnd)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = {rnd}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Antispyware Program

Conclusion

It is always wise to not trust any programs that are installed on your computer without permission from you especially those that perform aggressively. Driver Performer belongs to such program which is considered as a computer threat. Computer hackers are associating with this rogue antispyware and can benefit from it. This virus can be distributed online through many ways including fishy web sites that contain constant pop ups, unknown free programs and porn movies as well. Once it’s successfully breaking through, Drive Performer virus will change some default settings and system structures in order to make its living longer. Then it will start running checks through your computer automatically. Many detections, errors and failed entries will be reported to you after this process is done. By threatening you that your computer has gone bad and will certainly be worse if these problems can’t be fixed, it’s trying to make you want to “Activate” the program and thus go to the payment part where you will need to pay for the “Registered” version of this Driver Performer. As a matter of fact, the “Registered” version of this program doesn’t really exist. It’s just a way of getting you to pay. And that’s basically how computer hackers can benefit from this rogue antispyware program.

Notice: Constant scanning processes still automatically start after deleting some files and entries? Please contact YooSecurity Experts now to get further assistance on a complete removal. The faster this Driver Performer virus is removed the better.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on May 27, 2013 1:27 am

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