I wrote this article to help you remove Drmkpro64.sys. This Drmkpro64.sys removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Drmkpro64.sys is classified as a potentially unwanted program or PUP for short. It works in a very typical manner. First, it sneaks into your computer and gains your permission to operate. Once it has access to your system, it will start to spy on you. Soon, you will be flooded with all kinds of ads and pop-ups. Every time you click on a link, an additional tab will open in your web browser. On top of that, Drmkpro64.sys will modify your browser’s settings. It can change your default search engine and turn the browser into an open door for many online threats.
The Drmkpro64.sys name gives the appearance of an important process. This is done intentionally. When the user stumbles upon the app in the task manager, they will overlook it or consider it an important task. However, Drmkpro64.sys is not essential for your OS. On the contrary, it is quite harmful. To function properly, Drmkpro64.sys consumes computer resources. It works on your CPU and uses a lot of RAM. It may cause your system to slow down to a crawl and even crash. Don’t put up with that, detect the parasite and delete it immediately.
The main task of Drmkpro64.sys is to make money for its developers. It has adopted many strategies to do so. It uses a pay-per-click mechanism to generate revenue. The parasite uses the data collected on you to select ads that will appeal to you. It will use aggressive marketing tricks to lure you into clicking on those adverts. Every time you click on an ad, the owners of the parasite get paid. Therefore, they won’t hesitate to drown you in a sea of ads. This will make your online experience hellish.
This parasite is capable of creating an ad-layer which forces ads on websites that are ad-free. It also blocks competitors’ adverts, so you will be exposed to the PUP’s ads only. You may think you are getting the best deal available, but you are not. In fact, you cannot trust anything you see on your screen while this parasite remains on board. Drmkpro64.sys doesn’t check its marketers’ credentials, meaning anyone willing to pay can use the tool’s services. Uncertified and even illegal products and services can be promoted via this program.
The ads Drmkpro64.sys displays contain embedded links. This makes them a potential threat. A malicious ad can redirect you to an infected website. There, a drive-by download can be executed. This type of download doesn’t require the user’s interaction. It starts automatically and is almost completely invisible. Hence, it is commonly used for virus distributions. Be extremely careful, a split second is all it takes for a drive-by download to be executed.
This program did not appear out of nowhere. You installed it. Yes, that’s right. You did it. But don’t be too harsh on yourself. The Drmkpro64.sys app tricked you into installing it. It is quite possible that it arrived as a bundled program to some legit freeware or shareware you have installed on your computer. This method is called bundling and is commonly used by developers. They would hide extra programs under a custom/advanced tab. Under this installation method, the user will be presented with a list of all additional programs and will be given the choice to deselect any unwanted ones. If the user selects the suggested standard installation method, all extra programs will be installed automatically without further ado.
There are many other PUP distribution methods. Some of them are: torrents, spam emails and corrupted ads or links. Spam emails written on behalf of the local police department are very popular nowadays. Their goal is to trick you into downloading the attached files. Whenever you receive a letter from an unknown sender, check their credentials. If the letter is from an organization, you can visit their official website. Under the contact section, you can find their legitimate email address. Compare it with the one you have received an email from. If they don’t match, delete the letter immediately.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Drmkpro64.sys from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Drmkpro64.sys from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.