Driver Sweeper

Driver Sweeper

Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.5
  • Total Downloads:
    186,027
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Windows
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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!!"

August 27, 2012  |  By buck_e2000

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

NOTHING WHATSOEVER

Cons

I've also had to run a system restore after trying this stupid software out. My external hard drive is also now not working after running this software. Do not download this software. Why are CNet making this available for download!? Last time I use this site for anytihng.

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1 stars

"Very nasty piece of garbage"

August 24, 2012  |  By martyn1977

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

I had read here the advice from "satisfied" users.
I only wanted to remove the NVidia drivers in order to make a very clean reinstallation.
I carefully only selected the NVidia drivers to be analysed, then pressed Clean, and agreed to reboot.
On reboot, the PC never went past the Windows initial screen then promptly froze.
Tried several times, same result.
Fortunately I had set a restore point beforehand.
For the record, Windows XP with all updates installed. (and yes, my PC is clean of virus, spyware, trojans, whatever)

Summary

Do not waste your time under any circumstance with this nasty piece of crap.
I wish one could award negative stars as this software is a liability.

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1 stars

"A PC killer. The plague in a digital form."

July 24, 2012  |  By Gablle

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None that apply to this rubbish

Cons

Makes the PC unusable.

Summary

The quickest way to destroy a PC. If anyone ever wants to try it make sure they have a complete system restore copy on standby.

I guess the 5 starts given to this program must come from the writer of this rubbish and his friends.

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5 stars

"Great for cleaning out the clutter!"

January 26, 2012  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I've used it many times and it always helps reduce crashes and speeds things up.

Use it for getting rid of drivers when you upgrade hardware or update something like video drivers.

Cons

It isn't dumbed down and won't question you if you do something you shouldn't.

Summary

When you load the program it scans your installed drivers and gives you a list. I'm guessing people just click the list and uninstall everything without reading what they're doing. Before you choose what to uninstall, make sure none of the drivers are actually being used.

Most recently I had a sound card that started causing crashes. I removed it and the crashes continued. They didn't stop until I removed the drivers with this program.

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5 stars

"Work as intended"

January 16, 2012  |  By JeffL2013

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

While in the process of uninstalling my AMD GPU driver, my screen turned black and became unreadable. I searched online for a solution and came across this software. Installed it in safe mode and it fixed the problem beautifully. After a fresh restart my computer became normal and I was able to install the latest GPU driver.

Cons

Don't understand the need for cnent downloader.

Summary

Does what it says it will. Very happy, highly recommended.

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4 stars

"Works Great at what it does."

January 09, 2012  |  By RegisK

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Cleans the drive of all of the drivers that it has the capacity to clean.

Cons

Does not have a capacity to be a universal driver cleaner.

Summary

Worked so good on Catalyst, that I thought I would try it to correct problems that I was having with a print driver. But it wasn't capable of handling that problem.

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1 stars

"I HATE THIS SOFTWARE DO NOT USE IT EVER EVER EVER EVER!"

November 20, 2011  |  By Petoskey116

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

IF YOU HATE SOMEONE, USE THIS ON THEIR COMPUTER. IT WILL TOTALLY DISABLE IT.

Cons

IF YOU USE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER, BE READY TO GO INTO A COMPUTER HELL, THE PROGRAM DID NOT EVEN BACK UP MY SOFTWARE BEFORE I RAN IT, AND NOW MY COMPUTER TELLS ME I CAN'T RUN PROGRAMS BECAUSE A "16 bit cache limit reached" AND NOW I CANNOT INSTALL ANYTHING. SO NOW IM IN SAFE MODE TRYING TO REPAIR MY COMPUTER. DID I MENTION IT REMOVED ALL OF MY SYSTEM RESTORE CHECK POINTS?

I WOULD SAY THIS IS A VIRUS, OR SOMEONE OUT TO GET A KICK AT KILLING COMPUTERS. DO NOT USE

YOU ARE WARNED

Summary

DO NOT USE
YOU ARE WARNED

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1 stars

"I would be extremely careful using this software."

October 19, 2011  |  By ambullock77

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None that I could find.

Cons

As soon as I used it, and rebooted my computer, Windows XP would not start up. I had to go into safe mode just to be able to restore my settings. At least it had backed up my drivers. I thought I had really messed up for about 10 minutes.

Summary

This software and almost any other driver related software can be dangerous to mess around with. I would not attempt to use this program unless you REALLY had to for some reason.

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5 stars

"It does a good job of removing old drivers."

October 02, 2011  |  By SamSym

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It is fast and easy to use. If you are for example upgrading an AMD ATI Radeon card to a Nvidia graphics card. You just select AMD Display Driver.

Cons

None - I've used it 3 times on two computers without a problem.

Summary

If you are for example removing the AMD Display drivers, take time to look at the list that is generated when you click Analyse. Read down to make sure that nothing is being removed that you may need. Backing up your hard drive first should be obvious, but I know most people don't or don't know how.
When you install Driver Sweeper 3.2, pay attention to anything the software wants to install and uncheck the software you don't want. This way nothing is changed like others have said.

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1 stars

"Installs a browser plugin without permission"

June 24, 2011  |  By arkasizer

 |  Version: Driver Sweeper 3.1

Pros

Uninstalled rather easily

Cons

I didn't try the software. I just know that it installed a plugin for Firefox called "The Sea App" which changes your home page to a price searching site.

Summary

BEWARE. Shame on CNET for allowing this type of software on their servers. No longer trusting them.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.5
Version 2.8.5 improves NVIDIA - Display cleaning.
General
Publisher Phyxion
Publisher web site http://phyxion.net/
Release Date January 22, 2011
Date Added January 22, 2011
Version 2.8.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 186,027
Downloads Last Week 7
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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