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What is DriverSupport.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DriverSupport.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DriverSupport.exe file information

The process known as Driver Support belongs to software Driver Support by PC Drivers Headquarters or PC Drivers Headquarters LP.

Description: DriverSupport.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DriverSupport.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,884,576 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 3,988,856 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/driversupport.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The DriverSupport.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The DriverSupport.exe file is digitally signed. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with DriverSupport.exe, you might want to ask Customer Support [1][2] to assist you or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramDriver Support or DriverSupport.

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If DriverSupport.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 5,817,184 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. DriverSupport.exe is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with DriverSupport.exe, you might want to ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramDriver Support.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DriverSupport.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DriverSupport.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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Best practices for resolving DriverSupport issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DriverSupport. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DriverSupport.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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