PUA.DriverUpdatePlus

PUA.DriverUpdatePlus

Updated:
14 December 2017
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Driver Update Plus
Version:
1.0.51
Publisher:
Speedbit Technology
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.DriverUpdatePlus is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading information about issues on the computer. It then asks the user to pay to fix the issues.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 07 December 2017 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version 14 December 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version 07 December 2017 revision 007
  • Latest Daily Certified version 14 December 2017 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 13 December 2017
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Once executed, the application creates the following folders:
  • %ProgramFiles%\DriverUpdaterPlus
  • %ProgramFiles%\DriverUpdaterPlus\resources
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverUpdaterPlus
  • %SystemDrive%\\ProgramData\DriverUpdatePlus
  • %SystemDrive%\\ProgramData\DriverUpdatePlus\logs
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\DriverUpdatePlus
  • %AllUsersProfile%\All Users\DriverUpdatePlus\logs

The application creates the following files:
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Public\Desktop\DriverUpdate Plus.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverUpdaterPlus\DriverUpdate Plus.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverUpdaterPlus\End User Licence Agreement.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DriverUpdaterPlus\Uninstall DriverUpdate Plus.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\DriverUpdaterPlus\DPInst64.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\DriverUpdaterPlus\DriverHiveEngine.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\DriverUpdaterPlus\DriverUpdatePlus.exe

Next, the application creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"AuthorizedCDFPrefix" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Comments" = "This installer database contains the logic and data required to install DriverUpdate Plus."
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Contact" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"DisplayVersion" = "1.0.51"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"HelpLink" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"HelpTelephone" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"InstallDate" = "20171214"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\DriverUpdaterPlus\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"InstallSource" = "%AllUsersProfile%\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"ModifyPath" = "MsiExec.exe /I{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Publisher" = "Speedbit Technology"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Readme" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Size" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"EstimatedSize" = "21A3"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"UninstallString" = "MsiExec.exe /I{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.driverupdateplus.com"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"URLUpdateInfo" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"VersionMajor" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"VersionMinor" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"WindowsInstaller" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Version" = "1000033"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"Language" = "809"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0BA34907-EB18-404E-B423-C92C94EF924D}\"DisplayName" = "DriverUpdate Plus"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\70943AB081BEE4044B329CC249FE29D4\"ProductName" = "DriverUpdate Plus"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-156198121-423029172-7828763-500\Software\Driver Update\"Language" = "en_GB"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-156198121-423029172-7828763-500\Software\Speedbit Technology\Driver Update Plus\"Language" = "en_GB"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-156198121-423029172-7828763-500\Software\Speedbit Technology\DriverUpdate Plus\"Language" = "en_GB"

The application performs a scan and displays misleading information about issues on the computer.





The application then asks the user to pay in order to fix the listed issues.
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