What is Driver Restore?

Driver Restore is a program that claims to control the state of the drivers on the system. It will automatically initiate scan and connect with the huge database of drivers in order to find the newest ones compatible with the user’s system. Though the application seems useful, it shouldn’t be trusted. After the first launch and scanning Driver Restore informs the user about found driver updates. If the user clicks on Update button, the program will display another message stating that this function is available only in full version of application. You shouldn’t buy the license because the program is fake and there are free methods of updating drivers. Since the application is misleading, you may remove Driver Restore without regret.

Driver Restore

How Driver Restore gets on your PC?

Driver Restore is forced as beneficial application for managing the drivers. Though it can be easily downloaded from the official website, it is not the main method of its spreading. Usually it is installed attached to other free programs. You should avoid installing the programs you’re unaware of – check the reviews and the info about the developer. During the setup choose Advanced installation and look thoroughly through the steps to check if there are any additional components.

How to remove Driver Restore from your computer?

To uninstall Driver Restore remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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You can try both of these products to remove Driver Restore

Or uninstall Driver Restore manually.

Step 1: Remove Driver Restore from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Driver Restore.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Driver Restore and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Driver Restore, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Driver Restore and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Driver Restore from your browser.

Step 2: Remove following files and folders of Driver Restore:

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

Agent.Common.dll
Agent.Communication.dll
Agent.ExceptionLogging.dll
Common.dll
ExceptionLogging.dll
RuleEngine.dll
DriverRestore.exe
DriverRestore.Updater.exe
ISUninstall.exe
Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Updater.ActivationProcessors.dll
Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Updater.dll
Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Updater.Downloaders.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Common.dll
Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Security.Cryptography.dll
Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder.dll
Interop.WUApiLib.dll
Agent.Communication.XmlSerializers.dll
Agent.CPU.exe
Agent.ExceptionLogging.XmlSerializers.dll
cpuidsdk.dll
ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll
Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll
ThemePack.DriverRestore.dll
XPBurnComponent.dll

Remove following folders

\Program Files\Driver Restore\

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