Driver Tonic

What is Driver Tonic?

If you are looking for a tool or a service that could help you improve your Windows operating system, know that Driver Tonic is not it. Of course, it is presented as this amazing, versatile, and highly useful tool, but is it? According to the researchers at the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab, it is not. In fact, trusting this application is not only NOT beneficial. It could be dangerous too. We are not saying that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is malicious, but there is no doubt that it has some deceit going on behind it, and, for that reason, it is best to delete Driver Tonic. In this article, we explain the reasons why trusting the PUP is a bad idea, and we also discuss the different methods you could use to remove it. Note that it is not enough to uninstall this program to eliminate it completely. A few components in the Windows Registry are left behind, and you have to clear them yourself. Is it strange that the program leaves something behind? It sure is, and that is another reason we classify it as a PUP.

How does Driver Tonic work?

Driver Tonic is placed under the same category as such recent PUPs as My Sys Mechanic, Perfect PC Cleanup, and Advanced Speedup 2018. All of them pose as system optimizers. What is a system optimizer? It is a tool that, allegedly, can fix issues and delete elements that are preventing the operating system from running at its full potential. While the idea is great, most of these “optimizers” do not offer a single useless service. That does not stop their creators from making a profit. Driver Tonic is not free either. Depending on the version of the license (Premium+, Premium, Standard, or Basic), you might have to cough up from 9.95 EUR to 47.40 EUR. Is this a lot for a tool that appears to offer beneficial services? While it is always a good idea to invest in software that can help you (for example, we always advocate for the use of anti-malware software), you do not want to waste your money on useless services. Our research team suggests removing Driver Tonic.

If Driver Tonic is already installed on your operating system, it probably performed a scan already. The scanner is the only free feature of the PUP, and it is meant to list drivers that, allegedly, require updates. Why anyone would pay for a program whose only task is to update drivers is something we will never understand. Unfortunately, some users might click the ‘Update and Fix All Items’ button without thinking much. Driver Tonic might offer to resolve some issues for free, but our researchers warn that this offer is bogus. It was found that the PUP only imitates removal of issues. That is done to convince you further that you need to invest in the PUP, and, as you should realize by now, that is not something you should do.

How to delete Driver Tonic

Whether you downloaded Driver Tonic from pctonics.com/dtn/ or a random source, you should delete it without further delay. Of course, if you downloaded it along with other PUPs or even malware, you need to eliminate it too. How can you know if you need to remove Driver Tonic along with threats? The answer is simple: install a malware scanner. A free scanner is offered for you below (click ‘Download’), and it will let you know right away if you need to eliminate unreliable or malicious programs. You can upgrade this scanner to a full anti-malware tool capable of automatically erasing threats. If that is not your preferred method, you can follow the instructions below. They show how to ensure that all components of the PUP are erased from your operating system. We hope that you now know how to clear your operating system from the potentially undesirable program, but if you need our assistance, you can always request it via the comments section. Just add your questions, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Removal Instructions

Uninstall on Windows XP

  1. Click the Start menu icon and open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs and Remove the PUP.
  3. Eliminate the leftovers using the steps below.

Uninstall on Widows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN, enter control panel, and click OK.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and Uninstall the PUP.
  3. Eliminate the leftovers using the steps below.

Remove leftovers

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN, enter regedit.exe, and click OK.
  2. In Registry Editor, navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\.
  3. Deletethese keys:
    • dtn_RASMANCS
    • dtn_RASAPI32
  4. Empty Recycle Bin.
  5. Run a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner to check for leftovers. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Driver Tonic
Driver Tonic
Driver Tonic

Stop these Driver Tonic Processes:

DrvSignerVerifier.exe
WebExtNotifier.exe
7z.exe
dtn.exe
DPInst32.exe
DPInst64.exe
unins000.exe
DrvReposPath.exe
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