Driver Detective

Driver Detective

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 398 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.1.0.91
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
November 30, 2006
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
371,027
Downloads Last Week:
7
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.0

    out of 398 votes

    • 5 star: 52
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 27
    • 2 star: 34
    • 1 star: 256
  • Current Version:

    1.3

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5 stars

    "Great driver update software"

    June 21, 2011   |   By mavsfan1107

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    - Up to date drivers
    - Good support articles that pop-up when you install a driver
    - Easy to use

    Cons

    - Old user dashboard a little hard to follow, but the latest version has corrected it.

    Summary

    Great service for keeping your device/card drivers up to date. The new version has a better dashboard and is easier to navigate/ understand. I also like the ability to load the software on up to 10 computers per license is helpful in a multi-pc household

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  • 5 stars

    "Works perfectly."

    June 21, 2011   |   By JoeyH444

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Updates out of date drivers quickly and efficiently.
    Provides software and installation instructions.

    Cons

    None that I experienced.

    Summary

    Provided updates for several of my missing or out of date drivers.

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  • 5 stars

    "20% DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

    June 18, 2011   |   By zackoff

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    This is a very useful software. I have no problems with the drivers anymore. This app simply saves a lot of time for me. It is very easy-to-use and has nice interface. Plus I found 20% discount here:
    www.********.com/driver_detective.htm

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't Buy this software -Driver Detective Bad News"

    June 14, 2011   |   By candopromo

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    No Pros -Don't buy it or run it

    Cons

    Bought driver detective to update
    graphics card. Ran
    software update drivers. Messed up Windows so that I had to reregister
    windows. It screwed up my network drivers. Called their helpline they said I have to buy a 99.00 IT help package to fix it

    Summary

    Don't buy it Don't Run it.

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  • 2 stars

    "not really needed"

    June 03, 2011   |   By krashpass

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    guess it's easy, if you can't find a driver some where else

    Cons

    Still couldn't update the driver I needed. Also didn't like the free download "come on" then $40 to use it.

    Summary

    Started out looking for a new driver for my card reader, spent $40 on this, and finally ended up on Ebay to buy a new reader for $4.
    BTW Panasonic does not support their card readers.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good product - might be improved though"

    May 26, 2011   |   By j0hnselah

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It's simple to get a report on your computer's failings

    Cons

    Just wish it could be a lot simpler to identifyy the programmes needed to update from the mass of programmes which we don't need to use. It can be like looking for a needle in a haystack!

    Summary

    I continue to pay for this service so it must be alright I guess.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent as this has helped my computer quite a bit."

    May 24, 2011   |   By wxmankfri

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    updated drivers even on printers that were removed

    Cons

    I found nothing wrong with this program

    Summary

    would recommend this to anyone

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  • 1 stars

    "Scareware, Stay Away!!!!"

    May 18, 2011   |   By jgodon

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Nothing good!

    Cons

    Will crash your operating system if your using an older computer with little ram, causing you to have to re-install the OS or repair it.

    Summary

    Driver detective is a typical form of malware known as scareware. It works similar to scareware that tells your computer is infected with viruses when its not at all, instead Driver Detective works in the form of telling you your missing drivers that are non existent or not needed. Like your typical form of scareware it will fake scan your computer and tell you your missing drivers and that if you pay them money they will provide them for you. My best advise for anyone is to always download proper drivers from the manufacturers websites, trusted sources and don't ever loose software that contains drivers when buying new hardware. If you plan on installing a new OS on your computer always make sure the operating system will support the drivers you need for your hardware. Windows 7 for example offers the worst driver support for older hardware, especially when it comes to video and sound drivers on computers made before 2008. Instead of installing Scareware Infected(Driver Detective), instead install a newer Linux distribution such as Ubuntu or Mint which provides all drivers for your machine out of the box or install the OS your computer came preloaded with when it was new.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does a good job of keeping dirvers up to date"

    May 15, 2011   |   By charlessmall18

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Most of the time you can update any out of date drive it finds. For some reason, after submitting their drivers to Microsoft for certification, hardware makers often do not notifiy anyone that a new driver is available.

    Cons

    Sometimes the drivers don't update.

    Summary

    Harware makers, including Hewlett Packard, ship buggy drivers all the time as they rush products to market. A bad driver can cause all kinds of bizarre symptomes. You really need to check for updated drivers regularly.

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  • 3 stars

    "Sorts my display driver ok."

    May 14, 2011   |   By airwolf929

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Finds drivers I didn't know I needed.

    Cons

    Takes a bit of time sometimes.

    Summary

    This is one of several driver check programmes and I rate it mid-field, but better than some.

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