Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 332 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    11,583,955
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $28.95 to buy

Editors' Review

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IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you. It can scan automatically when you launch a program or when you connect a device. Or you can set fixed intervals for scans and update drivers one by one or all at once with a single click. Updates to Driver Booster 2 include faster downloads and an all-new user interface with skins.

Pros

Safe: Driver Booster 2 can back up drivers, create restore points before installing updates, and show only WHQL-tested drivers. The Ignored list comes in handy when older PCs and components can't use the latest drivers.

Fast and easy: In our tests, Driver Booster 2 downloaded and installed drivers much faster than we could -- assuming we would even have been aware of all the updates our system needed.

Reboot: Not sure if or when to reboot when updating drivers? Driver Booster 2 will tell you and do it automatically, if you tell it to in the program's settings.

Game-centric: Driver Booster 2 can identify gaming components and tweak drivers for improved gaming performance.

Cons

Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.

Double-check: Some drivers that had downloaded and installed as a package required updating individually, even after rebooting. Fortunately, rescanning is fast and easy.

Bottom Line

Less-experienced users may get the greatest benefit from IObit Driver Booster 2, but even advanced users will appreciate its ability to update system drivers with the greatest of ease.

 
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  • Current Version

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    4.4

    out of 332 votes

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    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 30
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5 stars

"BEST TOOL FOR DRIVER UPDATE!!!"

May 19, 2015  |  By Ivan Bernardo

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.1.1

Pros

i dont know if i can give a recommendations on how to improve this program 'cause for me this is PERFECT!

Cons

i recommend this tool to everyone! its surprising that there's a program like this! so don't let it go! install this fascinating tool!

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4 stars

"very useful"

May 05, 2015  |  By shahram-2

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.1.0

Pros

excellent and so easy to use

Cons

with so old PC after updating the drivers, PC faces problem and is not able to start.

Summary

This is my question why the Norton Security has considered the Driver Booster as Potentially Unwanted Application and its scan delete it??!! meanwhile using it for 2-3 years I have never have had any problem with it.

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5 stars

"Awesome software!!"

May 05, 2015  |  By Faghera

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.1.0

Pros

Updated drivers that I did not know existed and it does everything with a pair of push buttons.

Cons

Nothing at all.

Summary

BEST SOFTWARE EVER PLEASE NEVER STOP THIS WORK YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. YOU DESERVED A COOKIE.

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5 stars

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May 01, 2015  |  By mshaaban_92

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.1.0

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"Convenient to be sure...but does it find everything?"

April 30, 2015  |  By KNRover

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.1.0

Pros

Makes updating drivers much easier that visiting the sites for all the hardware in your computer.

Cons

I doesn't find everything, and some drivers it installs were available many months ago.

Summary

I've been using Driver Booster for about a year. During that time, I've taken it "on faith" that it was finding and updating my old drivers. I have, however, always wondered if it was finding ALL of my old drivers. Yesterday, I decided to test that. I first ran a DB scan, which updated a couple of minor drivers, then went to Intel's driver site, installed the "auto-detect" utility and ran it. It confirmed what I had suspected. I had a version 10 Intel graphics driver. The latest update was version 15 -- 5 versions past the one I had.

Something to consider about this program: When you get notification of an available update, notice the date of the old vs. the new driver (it's on the DB screen). I often find that the "new" driver was actually released many months ago (one of them yesterday was available last July!). It was this observation that caused me to wonder if DB was finding all old drivers... and got me to consider the amount of man hours it would take to collect and install in DB ALL OF THE DRIVERS FOR ALL OF THE HARDWARE ON ALL THE WINDOWS COMPUTERS IN THE WORLD! The shear enormity and cost of that task makes it unlikely that DB (which is FREE) is going to update ALL of your old drivers. Despite that, will I continue using it. Yes. It is still a more convenient way to keep MOST of your drivers updated.

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5 stars

"This is helpful!""

April 30, 2015  |  By usertesta

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.0.134

Pros

Simply the best

Cons

I have no idea

Summary



Updated on Apr 30, 2015

As I am sure you noticed I used the word allegedly in the pros and cons. This is because I am not sure the program actually does anything given that always seems to "find" drivers that need updating in short time frame periods.

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5 stars

"Very good product"

April 30, 2015  |  By matdodo

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.1.0

Pros

Easy and simple to use
Great interface

Cons

Could not find one

Summary



Updated on Apr 30, 2015

I would definitely recommend it

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1 stars

"Disabled three USB 3.0 hard drives and my sound card"

April 25, 2015  |  By D Metcalf

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.0.134

Pros

Advanced System Care sans Booster 2.0 appears to still work correctly.

Cons

Not Ready for Prime Time. This 2.0 App pushes itself on you as a registered ACS user. So when I finally used it, it erased (instead of "updating") my USB 3.0 card driver and sound card driver forcing me to try several System Restore attempts to try to get them back, which in turn caused Windows 7 to not start and require a 'repair startup' mode. Then when the PC finally restarts the same drivers Booster got rid of are completely gone. Excuse me I have to go back and try to actually repair my PC now.

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4 stars

"The FREE version does what they say it will do."

April 13, 2015  |  By Boogur T. Wang

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.0.134

Pros

The FREE version does what they say it will do.
Identifies out-of -date drivers and updates them.
Easy to use.
Great support staff. Helpful and answers emails quickly.

Cons

No real cons.
Once the driver is identified, it is DL'd pretty quickly.

Summary

Had a problem with AVAST giving it a "false-positive", emailed support, they took care of it quickly and all is good.

Updated on Apr 13, 2015

Great support staff at iobit.

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3 stars

"Does it really work?"

April 09, 2015  |  By LAIG50

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.3.0.134

Pros

Program runs a scan that allegedly identifies drivers that need updated.
Program then allegedly updates said drivers indicating your computer is running the most recent drivers for all your hardware.

Cons

The alleged update of drivers is extremely slow in the free version
After allegedly updating drivers and giving a clean bill of health three weeks later identifies 11 drivers that are allegedly "very old". In three weeks?????

Summary

As I am sure you noticed I used the word allegedly in the pros and cons. This is because I am not sure the program actually does anything given that always seems to "find" drivers that need updating in short time frame periods. I am not a tech guru but I am pretty sure driver updates are not as often as Driver Booster 2 seems to indicate. I am giving it three stars because it has not caused my computer to quit working but I have not seen a major improvement in it either. I will happily change my rating if I ever decide that the program is useful and actually doing what it says.

I run Windows 8.1 on a Lenova laptop that is 3 years old.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.1.1
Version 2.3.1.1 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date May 18, 2015
Date Added May 17, 2015
Version 2.3.1.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.21MB
File Name driver_booster_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,583,955
Downloads Last Week 145,933
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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