Driver Detective

Driver Detective

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 398 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1.0.91
  • Total Downloads:
    371,027
  • Date Added:
    November 30, 2006
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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  • Current Version

    1.3

    out of 6 votes

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    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    2.0

    out of 398 votes

    • 5 star 52
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 27
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 256
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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Updates out of date drivers quickly and efficiently.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Provided updates for several of my missing or out of date drivers.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:
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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PC Drivers HeadQuarters
Publisher web site http://www.drivershq.com
Release Date November 30, 2006
Date Added November 30, 2006
Version 6.1.0.91
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 371,027
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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