Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 325 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.0.134
  • Total Downloads:
    10,984,933
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 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IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you.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Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 325 votes

    • 5 star 250
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 30
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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 2.3.0.134
  • Larger database for more driver updates
  • Support drivers from Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, etc. for Windows 10 Technical Preview
  • Faster scan speed and more precise scan result
  • Simpler and easier installation process
  • Fixed minor bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date April 08, 2015
Date Added April 08, 2015
Version 2.3.0.134
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 11.18MB
File Name driver_booster_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,984,933
Downloads Last Week 295,671
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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