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This document will guide you through installing the Intel® Android* USB Driver package which will enable you to connect your Windows* based machine to your Android device that contains an Intel® Atom™ processor inside.

System Requirements

  1. Download source files - 10.4 Kb; Introduction. This tutorial will attempt to describe how to write a simple device driver for Windows NT. There are various resources and tutorials on the internet for writing device drivers, however, they are somewhat scarce as compared to writing a “hello world” GUI program for Windows.
  2. Driver Talent (previously called DriveTheLife) is a straightforward driver updater program that downloads device drivers so you don't have to search the internet for official download links. This application not only updates outdated and missing drivers but also fixes corrupted ones and backs up all your installed drivers.
  3. On Windows 10, a device driver is an essential piece of code, which allows the system to interact with a specific hardware (such as graphics card, storage driver, network adapter, Bluetooth, etc.

Select the driver your printer is already using, as shown in the printer’s properties window, and click “Next.” Select “Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended)” and click “Next.” This ensures the new printer device is using the same port and printer driver as the original printer device. DriverStore is a new and a central location in Windows Vista and Windows 7 where all the driver files will be stored., before they are copied to their final destination during the device driver installation. The location of the driver store is – C: Windows System32 DriverStore.

Hardware Requirements:
Android Mobile device with the Intel Atom Processor inside except SoFIA
A micro-USB to USB cable (same cable used to charge device)
Supported Host Operating Systems:

Windows® 10 (32/64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Supported Android Device Operating Systems:
Android 2.3.7 – Gingerbread (GB)
Android 4.0.x – Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
Android 4.4 – Kit Kat
Android 5.x – Lollipop

Installation steps

Warning: Make sure you do not have your Android device connected to your computer during the installation process.

  1. Download the installer package from https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/android/tools.html
  2. Run the installer and accept the Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt, if applicable.
  3. You will see the following screen. Click Next to continue. (If the installer detects an older version of the driver, accept to uninstall it.)
  4. You will see the following screen. Read and agree to the Intel Android USB Driver End-User License Agreement (EULA).
  5. You will prompted to select components as seen on the screen below. Click on next button to proceed.
  6. Choose the path for the installation and click Install.
  7. The installer will proceed to install Android USB drivers. This may take a few minutes to complete.
  8. After the driver installation is completed, click OK on the pop-up note and then click on Finish to close the installation program.

Supported USB profiles

After installing the USB driver package, plug in your Android device to your computer using your micro-USB to USB cable. The following are the supported USB profiles via the Intel Android USB Driver package:

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  • ADB (Android Debug Bridge): This is the debug interface of Android. It is mandatory to ise in order to re-flash, and debug.
  • MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): This is Windows protocol to facilitate the transfer of media files.
  • PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol): This is Windows protocol to allow the transfer of images from digital cameras to computers.
  • RNDIS: This functionality provides a virtual Ethernet link using phone network.
  • CDC Serial (Modem AT Proxy): This functionality provides the link to Modem to allow to use AT commands through a virtual com port:

Troubleshooting

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1/ Device is not recognized at all

  • These drivers are only for Intel® devices. If you’re using a device from one of our OEM, please get the drivers directly from their web site, or you can use the list of links provided by Google here.

2/ I have errors in Windows Device Manager

  • Open Windows Device Manager:
    • You may see USB Mass Storage instead of ADB Device. If it’s the case, right click on Mass Storage device icon and select ‘Uninstall’.
      Then unplug your device from the computer and install drivers’ setup again.
    • You may see Android Device with yellow warning icon. If it’s the case, right click on Android Device icon and select ‘Uninstall’.
      Then unplug your device from the computer and install drivers’ setup again

3/ I can see Portable Device but no Android Debug Bridge (ADB) profile

You may have not enabled “USB Debugging” option.
The developer options on your phone are hidden by default. Open the settings on your phone, and find the About section. Look through it until you see the 'Build number' entry. Tap it five times in quick succession, and you should see a small dialog letting you know that you're now a developer.
Come back to Settings main menu and go into Developer Options, then enable USB Debugging.

4/ I’m old school and still using Windows XP. When I activate MTP there is no pop-up to allow me to access phone file system or transfer media files.

MTP is not supported by default with Windows XP. You have to install Windows Media Player 10 or later.


Further Questions & Support
For other troubleshooting support, post questions on the Intel support forum for Android developers: (https://software.intel.com/content/www/us/en/develop/android.html)

This Driver Support removal guide contains instructions to completely remove Driver Support virus, malware, and other threats from your computer.

There is free removal software available for this malware!

Download and install Malwarebytes to remove Driver Support immediately.

What is Driver Support?

Driver Support (also found as DriverSupport or Driver Support with Active Optimization) is a Potentially Unwanted Program (or PUP) that is self-promoted as a free Windows Driver Updater program that can be used to scan for and update outdated drivers on your computer. Driver Support is not free to use the way it is marketed, but some distribution platforms may claim otherwise which is recognized as deceptive marketing. Security and ethical concerns with the program rise from how it is distributed, how it is advertised, and the potential harm it can bring to your computer once it is installed or even used as directed.

Driver Support claims that it can locate missing, out-of-date, and corrupted drivers on your computer by scanning your system. And when it completes a scan, it will claim that it can fix all the driver errors it locates and update all the drives that need to be updated; However, you can’t actually use Driver Support to update drivers or perform anything that is needed unless you purchase a subscription. As you see, Driver Support is not free to use, the ability to scan your machine is the only option available for free and the scanning option may provide users with questionable data.

When Driver Support is installed, it will begin to observe system data and will perform a scan of a computer’s drivers. *Every time we have ran this program, it concluded that we had at least 7 out-of-date drivers although we were using a brand new machine with freshly updated drivers. Once the scan is complete, Driver Support may display a pop-under advertisements or an advertisement in a new browser window that will claim allow users to fix the problem with their computers.

Driver Support will collect manually information submitted online. They do this by asking for the user to register the product by supplying their name, email, country, and zip code. The program and the Driver Support pop-ups will never detail how much the product costs. If a user supplies the information, a user may receive a high amount of email spam from the company and their affiliates.

Some users complain that Driver Support may be difficult to uninstall, often causing errors or other system issues during the process. If this is the case, to uninstall Driver Support, you may need to access the Program Files folder in order to locate the publisher folder and initiate the uninstall.exe file. There are also other solutions around uninstalling pesky software suggested in the removal guide below.

If Driver Support is installed you will experience many forms of pop-up advertisements, including pop-up videos that take over an entire browser window. Even after Driver Support is uninstalled, you may still notice pop-up ads. If this is the case, you will need to use Anti-Malware software like Malwarebytes to remove unwanted adware.

1. Remove Driver Support with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Quarantined button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if prompted to do so.

2. Perform a second-opinion scan with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may choose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. Once the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall unwanted programs from Windows

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows, this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for Driver Support in the list of installed programs and double click it to initiate the manual uninstall process. If you cannot find the program than it was successfully removed in previous steps.

4. Once you have uninstalled Driver Support, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove unwanted add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

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2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

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Tips to stay safe online

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  • Use multilayered security software with real-time capabilities like Malwarebytes and Norton Security. Antivirus or Antimalware software with real-time protection keeps you protected by blocking known malicious files before they get on your computer or mobile device.
  • Backup your computer and personal files to an external drive or online backup service
  • Create a restore point on your computer in case you need to restore your computer to a date before the infection
  • Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs you are not familiar with
  • Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs from websites you are not familiar with – some websites use their own download manager to bundle additional programs with the initial download
  • If you plan to download and install freeware, open source software or shareware make sure to be alert when you install the object and read all the instructions presented by the download manager
  • Avoid torrents and P2P clients
  • Do not open email messages from senders you do not know