Every time, when you surf the Internet with your web-browser the Your Windows drivers expired today popup scam keeps annoying you? Then most probably that your personal computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that can end up on your machine in various ways. Most commonly is when you download and install freeware and forget to uncheck the box for the additional applications installation. Do not panic because we have got the solution. Here’s a instructions on how to remove intrusive “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup scam from the Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other browsers.
What is more, the ad-supported software may open ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
The malicious software from the ‘ad supported’ software family that changes the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the internet browser, instead of your home page, you will see the intrusive “Your Windows drivers expired today” web-page.
We advise you to delete ad-supported software and clean your PC from “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely get rid of the reroute to “Your Windows drivers expired today” annoying site, using only the built-in MS Windows features and a few of specialized free malicious software removal utilities.
Remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup alert
In many cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team designed several removal ways which we’ve summarized in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you have the undesired “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup on your system and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the guidance below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps below will require you to exit this web-page. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually get rid of “Your Windows drivers expired today”
These steps to remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup scam without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove this adware that cause misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up to appear.
Uninstall “Your Windows drivers expired today” associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted programs, ad-supported software programs and browser hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying “Your Windows drivers expired today” 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 which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a dialog box which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Fix infected browsers shortcuts to remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” redirect
The adware may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can replace it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web-browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is complete, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Delete “Your Windows drivers expired today” from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your FF is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to “Your Windows drivers expired today” page.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up from IE
In order to restore all web-browser home page, newtab and default search provider you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your system.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the ‘ad supported’ software, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s new tab, startpage and search engine by default that have been changed by adware that causes internet browsers to open misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up with free programs
After completing the manual removal steps above all unwanted applications, malicious web-browser’s plugins and adware that cause misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup scam to appear should be deleted. If the problem with “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up is still remained, then we recommend to scan your PC for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free adware removal applications below.
How to automatically get rid of “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of the ad supported software. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware that causes multiple misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” alerts and pop-ups.
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) from the following link and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button for scanning your system for the ad-supported software which created to show misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up within your internet browser. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. During the scan Zemana will detect all threats present on your machine.
Once the scanning is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove ad supported software which created to display misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up within your internet browser.
How to automatically remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” with Malwarebytes
Remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” popup manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your PC system may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- When downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the ad-supported software that cause misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up scam to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the scan is finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will display a scan report. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. After disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a steps on how to delete browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Use AdwCleaner to remove “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up from web-browser
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to remove adware that made to show misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up alert within your web-browser, browser hijackers, malware, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Download AdwCleaner on your machine from the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2020
- Once the download is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole PC system for the adware that causes multiple misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” alerts and pop ups. While the utility is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a list of found items. Next, you need to press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop-up scam and other undesired web-sites
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and harmful web-pages, you need to use adblocker program that stops an access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the application may stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup ads, web sites such “Your Windows drivers expired today”, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up scam
Now your computer should be free of the ad supported software which created to show misleading “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up scam within your internet browser. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop up ads and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent ‘ad supported’ softwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with “Your Windows drivers expired today” pop up alert related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.