The appearance of annoying “Windows 10 Driver Repair” popup ads in your browser means that your computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware makes changes to the PC system settings and configures itself so as to run automatically each time the PC system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ‘ad-supported’ software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. So, if you notice that your browser has become show this web-page, then you do not need to wait . Follow the instructions below and remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads as quickly as possible.
The ‘ad-supported’ software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the computer for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the browser, you will see an unwanted “Windows 10 Driver Repair” site.
The ad supported software may insert a ton of ads directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ‘ad-supported’ software has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the instructions below as quickly as possible. The step-by-step guide will assist you to remove ‘ad-supported’ software as well as clean your system from the “Windows 10 Driver Repair” pop-up ads. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you remove other malicious software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the system along with the ad supported software.
How does “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your system of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to remove ‘ad-supported’ software that causes annoying “Windows 10 Driver Repair” . Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” redirect
- Get rid of “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads in Google Chrome
- Delete “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads from FF
- Remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, for one simple reason, many freeware at its installation additionally set various unneeded software that most often generate annoying ads and redirect your web-browser to “Windows 10 Driver Repair” site. So, remove the unneeded programs may cleanup your web-browser from popups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” redirect
During the installation, the adware may also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will reroute to an unwanted ads.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads in Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Delete “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads from FF
Open the Mozilla Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads from Internet Explorer
Run Internet Explorer, press . Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions that shows unwanted “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted “Windows 10 Driver Repair” web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a small window that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click Enter. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious software, then this task also can be safely removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of “Windows 10 Driver Repair” advertisements automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely uninstall “Windows 10 Driver Repair” redirect from the infected personal computer. This is because the ad-supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ‘ad-supported’ software again infect your PC system and it will begin to show annoying “Windows 10 Driver Repair” advertisements. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system. It’s an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad-supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC system for the ad supported software that cause annoying “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads. When a malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to delete adware and other malware.
Stop “Windows 10 Driver Repair” pop-up ads and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the software can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove “Windows 10 Driver Repair” advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of the unwanted “Windows 10 Driver Repair” pop-up ads from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is finished, open a directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the ad supported software that shows “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads. Once the scanning is finished, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for “Windows 10 Driver Repair” ads removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted “Windows 10 Driver Repair” pop-ups.