Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 291 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.0.160
  • Total Downloads:
    7,645,587
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $28.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you.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Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 291 votes

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    • 1 star 27
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5 stars

"I love IObit software"

December 16, 2014  |  By CESSNA150SKYPILOT

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.1.0.160

Pros

This program does what it says, flawlessly and seamlessly. When installed, it immediately scans your computer and produces a complete list of installed drivers. At the same time, it tells the user what drivers are out of date. You then have the option of downloading one or all of the out of date drivers.

Cons

I have been using this software for more than a year. I have yet to experience any serious problems.

Summary

Thanks so much for excellent software. I especially appreciate Uninstaller and Driver Booster. Keep up the good work. Serious computer enthusiasts appreciate software that is as bug free as possible.

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5 stars

"Finds everything on my PC"

December 15, 2014

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.71

Pros

Even gets Active X for games and Flash Player. GREAT!!!

Cons

None. Have been using it since Driver Booster updated to their 2 version.

Summary

Best on the market!

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1 stars

"Spam - you can't get it off the machine w/o lots of kno"

December 12, 2014  |  By patrick_omalley

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.71

Pros

couldn't get rid of it

Cons

Installation software shows up every time you boot, and couldn't get rid of it

Summary

Far as I'm concerned, this is annoying spam

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5 stars

"BEST SOFTWARE"

December 11, 2014  |  By BISWAJIT-DAS-

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.71

Pros

BEST DRIVER UPDATER

Cons

BEST DRIVER UPDATER OTHER THAN ANY SOFTWARE

Summary

BEST DRIVER SOLUTION

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1 stars

"Terrible product"

December 08, 2014

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.71

Pros

None at all to be honest

Cons

Removed my power icon, messed my system up, wouldn't use again for pc

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1 stars

"Locks up computer or keeps your computer from booting!"

December 07, 2014  |  By salazarjohn

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.71

Pros

updates drivers
creates a restore point

Cons

Installs driver that locks up computer during install
computer will not boot to windows after driver install
requires that you do a system restore

Summary

I have been using advanced system care for years. This auto installed with a recent update of ASC. I have now tried it three times and every one of those times it has messed up my computer. The first time it caused it to freeze during driver installation which then required a system restore. The second time it would not allow the computer to boot into windows and once again required a system restore. The third time it REALLY messed me up. It installed drivers and I did not immediately do a restart the next day I ran ASC and cleaned up my hard drives well I am guessing that the cleanup process deleted the system restore points points because when the computer went to reboot the process failed and guess what, no frickin restore points!

So luckily I had my documents backed up so i re installed windows (you know that takes all day) and now I'm back to square one.

My other issue with this is that it installs generic drivers. When you go into control panel and click update driver AFTER having this update the driver window says the original (old) driver is the best and reverts back to it! So who do you trust more, some Chinese company or Microsoft? Personally I will stick with Microsoft and just eliminate having to deal with the issues that come along with this.

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3 stars

"Be careful utilizing this product."

December 06, 2014  |  By C_R_Disks

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.71

Pros

It does upgrade some drivers.

Cons

Be careful utilizing this product! It does update some drivers, but it is extremely slow. I found a problem when it attempted to update my video drivers. It asked me to turn off my security programs. It did cause several problems upgrading my video drivers.

Summary

I'm not sure I would trust this program. it might be ok to tell you which drivers are out of date, but I would recommend downloading the driver direct from the manufacture. Also be careful installing any of IObit's programs. Do a custom install, otherwise it will change you homepage and add unnecessary toolbars.

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1 stars

"Will not connect to it's driver database."

November 27, 2014  |  By ronc2

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.69

Pros

Nothing pro yet

Cons

It takes a very long time to scan, but after the scan a message appears "unable to connect to Driver Booster data base" and gives 3 suggestions as to what might solve the problem: I followed the suggestions, allowed Driver Booster through my firewall, etc, scanned again -- for a VERY long time -- on completion of scan got the same message, the damfool thing could not connect to it's driver database, so nothing was changed, nothing repaired. There is no Help option, other than the aforementioned message suggesting the three items that might be at fault, but after correcting those three items, Driver Booster STILL CANNOT CONNECT! I've wasted about four hours of my morning fooling with this thing and gotten nowhere. My pc still has a crashing problem connecting to a driver but I can't discover which driver it might be, which is why I installed Driver Booster in the first place. What good is it if it can't connect to it's own home base?
I'd love to hear from Iobit about this.

Summary

I have nothing good to say about software that won't perform as advertised, although I use other Iolbit products with no issues, this Driver Booster needs much more work to be truly useful.

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5 stars

"Best Free Product for a long, long, time."

November 24, 2014  |  By veramuchso

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.69

Pros

Does it all. Simply install, click scan, and in a few minutes fully updated and raring to go.

Cons

I don't have any. I wonder if the folks who are having problems with it are all using Win 7. I have 8.1 and though I'm not it's biggest fan it works perfectly. Something to consider maybe.

Summary

I don't often say this but if it continues to work perfectly in the long term I'm seriously considering buying the pro version. Not because I think I'll get a better product but just as a big thanx for sharing great software for free. WTG IO

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5 stars

"Awesome product."

November 23, 2014  |  By Bryansoftware

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.0.3.69

Pros

Easy to use. Update drivers quickly and efficiently. You can buy IObit Driver Booster 2 Pro for 3 PCs for $16.06 ONLY at https://topwaresale.com/product/iobit-driver-booster-2-pro-discount-coupon/

Cons

Nothing!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.0.160
  • Expanded 20% driver database to cover more specialty devices
  • Smarter driver scan for higher device-driver match accuracy
  • Optimized online database for more effective scan
  • Added driver list export feature
  • Supported high-resolution screens including 4K for better user experience
  • Improved skins for better user interface
  • Added Georgian localization
  • Fixed minor bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date December 11, 2014
Date Added December 16, 2014
Version 2.1.0.160
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8.1, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.11MB
File Name driver_booster_v2_1_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,645,587
Downloads Last Week 103,548
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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