Driver Sweeper

Driver Sweeper

Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    186,027
  • Date Added:
    March 05, 2011
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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Results 1-9 of 9

  • 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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.9.0
    Version 2.9.0 improves NVIDIA - Display cleaning.
    General
    Publisher Phyxion
    Publisher web site http://phyxion.net/
    Release Date March 05, 2011
    Date Added March 05, 2011
    Version 2.9.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows
    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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