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Driver Updater Pro

CNET Editors' review

Quickly scan your system for out-of-date drivers with this easy-to-use program. Driver Updater Pro's wizard-based interface needs very little instruction. Novices will find the app almost effortless to use. Expert users will like the program's scan speed, but may wish for a bit more information and flexibility.

On start, the app displays select processor, memory, and operating system information. All that is required of the user is to press the Scan Now button. The utility quickly scans the system to list all drivers. Each driver is listed under categories with icons for additional information, update status, and a link to download an update if needed. The information available for each driver varies, but most offer little more than the manufacturer name, driver name, and version. With a click, users can choose to see only drivers in need of update. Links to update drivers are disabled in the program's demoware.

Oddly, Driver Update Pro doesn't use the system date and time, but is fixed on a European time zone. It's too bad the program didn't allow a single download to let users test that function, but otherwise this app greatly simplifies finding drivers in need of updating.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    1.2 stars

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 21
  • Current version:

    1.2 stars

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 21
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  • 1.0 stars

    "MALWARE Browser hijacker ,no way to remove"

    March 27, 2014  |   By Bgrd68

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    THERE ARE NONE

    Cons

    This is nothing but Malware Browser hijacker. Was able to remove it from Chrome and Firefox, can't get rid of it in IE which makes IE unusable. Every mouseclick or keystroke just opens a new tab/window to adsend.net or adsmarketing telling me to shut off all antivirus and firewalls and download ______.exe or _____.zip file to update my computer.

    Summary

    MALWARE CNET SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR ALLOWING THIS ON THEIR SERVICE.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT EVEN 1 STAR I AM AMAZED THAT CNET EDITORS GAVE IT 4"

    January 27, 2012  |   By dustah1126

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    NONE ZIP ZERO

    Cons

    DOES NOT WORK NO TECH SUPPORT SCAM FRAUD

    Summary

    I GUESS I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES MY CREDIT CARD BANK STOOD BEHIND ME AND GOT ME A FULL REFUND YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY "FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME" IF YOU GOT THIS FAR TO READ MY REVIEW I CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU BELIEVE ALL OF US THAT WROTE REVIEWS AND YOU DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PRODUCT

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just read the reviews,,,, Need I say More"

    April 21, 2011  |   By MrDiBs1

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    None or worth commenting.

    Cons

    None. Its been all said by other reviewers.

    Summary

    Its amazing to me that the people at cnet would even allow this software to be downloaded, let alone the great review.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This is fake program dont buy it, dont waste your money"

    April 13, 2011  |   By hasansbr

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    I purchased Driver Updater Proby credit card, but registration keys doesnt work, I tried the key to enter for hours, but the key doesnt work, I understood the key and the program is fake, I wrote support tem times but no answer

    Cons

    I understood the key and the program is fake, I wrote support but I received no answer.
    The program is fake dont waste your money, I bought it and code they sent doenst work, fake program

    Summary

    The program is fake dont waste your money, I bought it and code they sent doenst work, fake program

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  • 1.0 stars

    "PURE ********"

    February 25, 2011  |   By PissedOffDAMN

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    TOTALLY NOTHING!!!

    Cons

    ALL
    DON'T BUY IT, DON'T USE IT!, DON'T EVEN DOWNLOAD IT, and IF YOU CAN JUST REPORT IT AS SCAM CAUSE THAT'S WHAT IT IS!!

    Summary

    IT'S PURE ********!!! All the people here saying is ********... believe me there right... Damn I didn't see this reviews before... ii would've saved 30 bucks... ****!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "superseeded, and wouldnt connect to net"

    February 6, 2011  |   By lethal57

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    sounds like just what the doctor ordered, and easy to read interface

    Cons

    wouldnt connect to web (i have cable connection - always on), help button woudnt work, went to site of vendor software has been superseeded and updated to something called 'update my drivers'. one only hopes it works similarly to that mentioned here

    Summary

    others better

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Got wrong driver, trashed the video card totally"

    July 20, 2010  |   By slahwoo

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    It is out of my computer now!

    Cons

    Could not identify video chip, downloaded wrong driver that tatally trashed the video card. Had to replace card to get computer back up and running.

    Summary

    The video chip on the motherboard was an ATI 32xx chip. This app identified it as 34xx chip, downloaded driver for that and installed it. Guess I am to blame to letting it do that. But the new driver trashed the chip definition completely so much so that I could not even reinstall the manufacturer supplied driver any more. The chip progressively moved to lower and lower resolutions until 800x640 was the only res supported. I finally bought a new card and installed it and the new card/driver is now working fine at 1920x1200! And for some other drivers it claimed no new update available when the driver site itself had new drivers available. I decided to uninstall the sorry excuse of an app, and now I feel safer!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Appalling service. Do NOT download."

    February 9, 2010  |   By Disappointed46

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    I cannot comment on whether the product is any good or not because after relieving me of my money, the registration key they sent does not work.

    Cons

    Too many problems to fit within the word limit. See below for fuller reasons.

    Summary

    (a) The registration key I have been sent does not work. Moreover, the instructions for entering it do not seem to relate to the product I was sold.

    (b) They have refused to refund my money.

    (c) The product is sold by a 3rd party who seem to want to disclaim responsibility
    for the software.

    (d) The 3rd party advises that tech support queries take 48 hours to be answered.

    (e) The tech support page on the website is about as much use as a chocolate teapot.


    They now have my money and I have a useless, non-functioning piece of software. I have also wasted about an hour and a half of my life trying to sort this out. I feel so strongly about thiss issue that I have gone to further the time and trouble of creating a cnet account just so I could leave this feedback.

    If I could have rated "0" stars, then I would have done.

    Complete rip-off! Avoid these jokers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I cannnot believe CNET keeps this one on the site."

    December 3, 2009  |   By flmaddog1

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    Promises the moon,

    Cons

    Claims you need drivers, but you must pay to register then it says they are all up to date. DO NOT DOWNLOAD.

    Summary

    Needs to be removed.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "RIP OFF!!!!!"

    November 20, 2009  |   By rocketdescends

    Version: Driver Updater Pro 2.2.6

    Pros

    NONE!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    CONARTISTS! You download the shareware version and it tells you that your drivers are out of date then you purchase the program they are magically ok. This isn't right. I will be reporting them.

    Summary

    STAY AWAY! BUYER BEWARE!

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