Driver Booster

Driver Booster 2.0

Driver Booster is a utility that allows you to detect and update PC drivers
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Driver Booster is a utility that allows you to detect and update PC drivers. The application identifies out-of-date device controllers and automatically updates them in order to avoid issues that may keep your PC and certain applications from working properly. Driver-related issues can be prevented by updating controllers regularly and an automatic driver updater like Driver Booster can easily take care of it.

What Driver Booster does is it runs an exhaustive scan to detect all the device drivers installed on your PC, highlighting obsolete items and offering a one-click method of instantly updating those. In comparison to the Free version, Driver Booster offers support for more hardware devices, the possibility of backing up and restoring drivers, and optimized download speed.

As soon as you launch Driver Booster, you will see that the analysis starts automatically, giving you the possibility to pause it. When the scan is over, it will present the results in a neatly organized list that separates the items found in two tabs, Outdated and Up To Date. Along with the driver name, the list will show the date each item was installed on, the version number, the driver type and its condition, which makes it easy to decide which ones need urgent updating. By clicking the corresponding button, you can order the app to update all the outdated drivers with a single click. Optionally, you can only update selected drivers individually. The app uses all the available bandwidth for the downloading task, so the process is really fast.

Driver Booster can be set to perform automatic scans and updates at user-defined time intervals, as well as create a system restore point, or delete installed drivers. It is also possible to create a list of ignored drivers, that is, those you don't want the app to show in the scan.

In short, Driver Booster is among the most efficient and reliable solutions to keep device drivers updated. It has a simple, modern interface that makes the whole task extremely simple. Driver Booster comes in two versions: the Pro edition goes for $22.95, and there is a free edition with limited features that you can try to evaluate its performance.

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Review summary

Pros

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Driver backup and restore features.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Creates a restore point after installation.
  • Automatic, scheduled scans

Cons

  • None found
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