Smart Driver Care states that having this product on the computer can minimize the hassle of running into hardware and system performance issues. It is promoted as complete tool with amazing features to maintain an optimized computer and enhance users working experience. Smart Driver Care can eliminate invalid registry entries, which degrades system performance. It is also packed with web protection feature that blocks suspicious websites. Most of all, Smart Driver Care can easily identify outdated or missing drivers and allows user to update them in single click.
Due to these attractive features, it is not a surprising to see that user may be persuaded to download and try Smart Driver Care. However, once they proceed and attempt to fix identified troubles on the computer, the program will not continue unless payment was made. In short, this is similar to most rogue application that uses scan and detect mechanism to alert computer users of existing computer troubles.
As we already discusses before, there is still no study that proves that this type optimization tool provide performance benefits. In fact, this driver utility application may only cause serious issues and incompatibility problems. Thus, Microsoft does not support the use of these enhancement programs.
Moreover, Smart Driver Care came from rogue family that also produces unpopular products like Advanced PC Tuneup, Mac Clean Plus, Mac Space Reviver, and many more. This is another reason that forces us to stay away from this software. We can advise the same precaution to computer users. Complete guide to remove Smart Driver Care is stated below. Carry out the procedures in exact order to ensure total removal of the potentially unwanted program.
Smart Driver Care Removal Procedures
This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.
Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by computer users.
Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows
Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of fake optimization tool like Smart Driver Care through this procedure.
1. Download the application from the following page:
2. Save the file to your preferred location.
3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.
4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.
5. The tool will update the signature file, please wait for this process to complete.
6. To begin checking for threats like Smart Driver Care, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.
7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Smart Driver Care rogue tool including all malicious objects from the computer.
Free features of Combo Cleaner for Windows include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus, privacy scanner, and to delete identified threats, users have to upgrade to a premium version.
Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if your are comfortable to manually get rid of the threat and malicious items linked with it.
Step 1 : End the running process of Smart Driver Care
1. Open Task Manager by pressing CTRL+Alt+Del on your keyboard and select Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Windows Taskbar and click on Task Manager from the list.
2. When Task Manager opens, be sure that you are viewing the Processes tab.
3. Look for Smart Driver Care and then, click End Task. If that name is not present, look for any suspicious program. Take note of the malware name as we have to uninstall it later.
4. You may now close Task Manager and proceed with the next step.
Step 2 : Uninstall Smart Driver Care from Windows
1. Go to Start menu and type appwiz.cpl under Run or Search box.
2. Add/Remove Program window will open. Select Smart Driver Care from the list. If not present, look for any malicious software. You may click on Installed on to see the most recent entry.
3. Click on Uninstall button to remove Smart Driver Care unwanted program.
Step 3 : Scan the Computer with ESET Rogue Application Remover (ERAR)
1. Download the free scanner called ESET Rogue Application Remover.
2. Choose appropriate version for your Windows System. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.
3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start the program. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file ERARemover_.exe.
4. On ESET Rogue Application Remover SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS, click Accept to continue.
5. The tool will start scanning the computer. It will prompt when it finds Smart Driver Care and other malicious entities. Follow the prompt to proceed with the removal.
Step 4 : Double-check for leftover of Smart Driver Care using Anti-malware Program
To remove Smart Driver Care automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful anti-malware tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware, it is also effective in discovering rogue application like Smart Driver Care that slows down the system performance.
1. Download the free anti-malware scanner called MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
2. After downloading, install the program. It may run automatically or you have to double-click on the downloaded file MB3-Setup.exe.
3. Proceed with the installation using only the default setup. If you need the complete setup procedure, it is available on the download page.
4. At the last stage of installation process, click Finish to run the program.
5. On Malwarebytes Anti-Malware console, select Scan to start checking the computer for malicious files. This is the most comprehensive scan method that will surely find any hidden items linked to Smart Driver Care.
6. When scanning is done, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will display the list of identified threats. Remove all identified threats and restart the computer to finalized the scan process.