Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 312 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.0.155
  • Total Downloads:
    9,107,945
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 06, 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IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you.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Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.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

    4.1

    out of 7 votes

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

    4.4

    out of 312 votes

    • 5 star 241
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 28
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3 stars

"Seems ok..."

February 18, 2015  |  By EkDor

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

Includes Advanced SystemCare8 and Obit Uninstaller as part of the package. All seems to work ok as an unregistered pro.

Cons

Pro for each is subscription based.

None of the additional installs are by choice or even notified. They just appear.

Additionally it installer Opera! Seriously I don't want that and I fail to see what it has to do with the other three that at least have some relationship to one another.

Summary

All three require independent registrations. I don't think this is nice, but does offer the user customisability. I think it's fine so long as the user is expecting the cons. I seriously think the unwanted browser thrown in is bad and a little more clarity about what the installer is doing would make this a good choice. All of that would be easily fixed by the developer. As for the price, take it or leave it, at least this is usable unlike all the others I have tried.

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5 stars

"Productive, simple, and comprehensive"

February 17, 2015  |  By r_kriegar

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

Easy to use
Comprehensive scanning
Free version driver coverage is extensive

Cons

None to date

Summary

I have been using this program from some time. It updated drivers that I wasn't even looking at, and has not caused any problems to date. Even in the free version, it is quite simple and effective to use.

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1 stars

"CATASTROPHE!! DO NOT USE!!"

February 14, 2015  |  By palmodiwedelo

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

finds drivers

Cons

all of them are wrong

Summary

How can this program have such good reviews? First of i thought great program! but after installing some of the drivers my laptop is completely cracked... i can´t even shut down windows anymore :D
absolutely bad program

DONT USE THIS!!!! CH IP.DE reviews are 1-2 stars, please don´t believe this reviews here

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5 stars

"Easy to use & works like a charm"

February 13, 2015

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

- Easy to use user interface
- Very quick speeds to detect the latest drivers that need to be updated
- Downloads and installs drivers that need to be updated
- Creates a restore point before it updates the drivers
- Supports many languages
- Works like a charm

Cons

- The default UI skin was a bit too dark for my liking but I was able to change it through the settings to a much lighter UI skin

Summary

I am a person who wants to keep my computer drivers up to date as much as possible, there are a lot of programs out there that I've used that didn't do the trick for me. I read an article on Iobit's Driver Booster v2 and decided to give it a try & was surprised by how good it works, now all my drivers are up to date. I'm not a big fan of many software companies out there but now I am a fan of Iobit and am even going to try out their other software programs such as the ASC

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5 stars

"Easy to use and effective!"

February 12, 2015  |  By p-a

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

Clean interface. Easy to use and understand. Effective.

Cons

Can't think of any...

Summary

I use the Pro version and I get value for the money! It does what it should do without trouble.

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5 stars

"Fast and effective"

February 08, 2015  |  By debbiebj

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

Makes it easy to keep drivers and game components updated.

Cons

I have not had any problems!

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5 stars

"I loved it - perfect"

February 08, 2015  |  By lynn101010

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.2.0.155

Pros

I enjoyed the program and loved what it did for me. PERFECT in so many ways. It help my computer to run faster, made my life a lot easier and the over all look was awesome I could not have found a better program. Please keep up with the great job.

Cons

Goodness to be honest with you I really can not find anything wrong with the program. Sorry this one is a hard one.

Summary

I would recommend this to everyone. Easy to use, does a wonderful job and gets the jobs done. That to me is VERY important. EVERYONE you have nothing to lose here if you try. Well wait maybe you do. A SLOW computer....Come on try it. You will I promise enjoy it as much as I do.......

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.0.155

Expanded database for more driver updates
Optimized scan engine and fixed scan failure problem
Optimized performance to fix occasional slow response and freezing screen
Added a new colorful skin and improved GUI design
Fixed minor bugs
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date February 06, 2015
Date Added February 06, 2015
Version 2.2.0.155
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.89MB
File Name driver_booster_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,107,945
Downloads Last Week 95,014
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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