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DriverMax

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 3174 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.25
  • Total Downloads:
    15,340,052
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 29, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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DriverMax Free Edition 7.29 scans, identifies, and updates your PC's hardware drivers automatically, one by one. It also backs up and restores drivers, keeps track of downloaded drivers, and identifies hardware without drivers. The freeware is limited to two driver downloads per day, at lower priority, and has other limitations compared to the Pro Edition.

Pros

Driver tune-up: A tune-up keeps your car running smoothly and reliably; updating your drivers does much the same for your PC. If updating drivers seems intimidating, DriverMax can take away some of the mystery.

Driver Ed: The freeware is fully functional, so the two-a-day limit is only an issue when you're updating drivers in batches. Nothing is stopping you from updating drivers the usual way (using the Device Manager), either.

Backup and restore: DriverMax can back up and restore your drivers, and it asks to create a Restore Point before installing new drivers.

Cons

Account required: You must create an online account to use DriverMax's Web-based tools. It's free, fairly unobtrusive, and relatively painless. But some users might care, so we're mentioning it.

Speed limits: Pro users have priority over free accounts in driver downloads. But a one-at-a-time, take-your-time approach to updating drivers usually means fewer crashes, conflicts, and blue screen errors.

Bottom Line

The free version of DriverMax has some limits compared to the Pro edition, but once you've updated all your drivers and set DriverMax on daily watch for new updates, you're unlikely to need to install more than two drivers at a time. For us, the most important thing is to know when updates are available, and DriverMax Free Edition does the job nicely.

 
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2 stars

"Problematic"

June 13, 2016  |  By prikryl

2016-06-13 23:42:01  |  By prikryl

 |  Version: DriverMax 8.23

Pros

One need not care about the drivers, at least this is stated by the manufacturer. Indeed, tghis is true but with rather many exceptions (read the other reviews).

Cons

It updates some drivers in such a way that the device stops working (my mouse). Sometimes (but only sometimes) it recognizes the situatiom amd gets the old driver back (my keyboard) but it does not stop trying to update to the bad driver. To update my NVIDIA video driver I went to the NVIDIA web pages to get a working driver eventually as the driver installed by DriverMax did not work.

Summary

Not recommendable but I still have not uninstall it as I have no better alternative at this moment. Anyway, if something works (driver) why to update it?

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1 stars

"This app (DriverMax) can be your trap !"

February 06, 2016  |  By hrakleitos

2016-02-06 08:22:59  |  By hrakleitos

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Occasionally and by accident, this app (DriverMax) can upgrade a few drivers.

Cons

DriverMax can lead you to a trap. In my case, I excepted to upgrade the
default Bluetooth driver of Microsoft. So I installed the Bluetooth driver of
Bluesoleil, which BT Driver had been by DriverMax introduced. After the
installation Bluesoleil's BT driver I was surprised. A " warning " window of Bluesoleil opened and I was informed, that I had to pay during the next
30 days. After the uninstallation of Bluesoleil's BT driver I realized, that
I couldn't use again the default Bluetooth module of my OS. The same
problem you can face, if you download the Bluesoleil's BT driver
from any web page.

Summary

After that, I can't understand, how is possible DriverMax to get four stars to five!

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1 stars

"Just try to uninstall this. See what happens...nothing."

January 11, 2016  |  By domino3665

2016-01-11 12:17:02  |  By domino3665

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I wish I had some good things to say about this. It gave me some false hope. I guess THAT'S something.

Cons

DriverMax loaded some bad updates. I had to do a Windows recovery to reset me video driver. (Try doing THAT when your display is jacked up.)
When I tried to uninstall DriverMax, it simply would not go away. It kept coming back with little reminders to reinstall it.
I Googled this program to find how to uninstall it. I found MULTIPLE references describing DriverMax more like MALWARE than helpful software.
But my BIG question is: why does the Download Editors' Rating give this questionable software 4.5 STARS?!!

Summary

PASS on this one. Run away!

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1 stars

"CRASH plus false positive"

December 27, 2015  |  By dirkbonesteel

2015-12-27 13:00:05  |  By dirkbonesteel

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Did not give me AIDS

Cons

Listed my gamer mouse 3 times for exact same update that I already had. Clicked on one update as a test. It was video related but have never heard of before (that is very bad). Blue screen of death, restarted to new blue screen of death. Win 7 auto recover took over and restored old reg. values. Have not seen anything this bad in about 10 years

Summary

NO NO NO

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1 stars

"They ripped me off for $79.20"

November 13, 2015  |  By masteele7

2015-11-13 09:07:52  |  By masteele7

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

NONE AT ALL!

Cons

I signed up with them for one month. Three months later they automatically renewed me and started charging my credit card 9.90 per month. (So there was some option somewhere that I didn't see for an automatic renewal scam on their web site. I didn't notice the charges till 10 months later.

Summary

Call me stupid for not checking every charge on my credit card for ten months. But they prey on stupid people like me, by automatically checking off an automatic renewal option when you sign up. And the Credid card company would not contest the charges. I won't even bother to explain why...

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2 stars

"Don't bother. It's cheating. Drivers are not installed"

November 05, 2015  |  By leangvn

2015-11-05 07:19:58  |  By leangvn

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Bells and whistles oki. Found some, and didn't find or say anything about others that I knew of

Cons

It says that it has found newer driver. I checked Windows device info before it updated, restarted and checked again. NO CHANGE!

Summary

Similar to a fairground. Lots of bells and whistles, but no results.
It says that it handles Windows 10 on their webpage

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1 stars

"Deceptive Install"

November 01, 2015  |  By Jeremy Fender

2015-11-01 15:52:24  |  By Jeremy Fender

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Get a couple drivers every 24 hours

Cons

Installed malware on my machine. I declined one offer during the install but it apparently took it upon itself to install a desktop search application install extensions in my browsers and change all of my default search engines to Yahoo. Had to run Malware Bytes to get rid of all the unwanted software.

Summary

Not worth the hassle, can't trust a product with these types of practices. Same goes for Yahoo for paying them to install their garbage.

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1 stars

"It's NOT FREE. It's invasive. It deleted my keyboard!"

October 08, 2015  |  By stairways73

2015-10-08 12:47:58  |  By stairways73

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It was easy to install.

Cons

IT IS NOT FREE - You can only download 2 drivers then it makes you wait until the next day! After 5 days it tells you that you have reached the ONE MONTH LIMIT of 10 drivers. After one month this disgusting process starts over!

At every stop it NAGS YOU TO PURCHASE pro.

It installs files all over the place so it can reinsert itself into startup and the system tray after disabling and even uninstall!

It has pop ups that are not disabled with pop up blockers.

It updated my Dell by Logitech wireless keyboard(attached to Dell comp) driver, and converted it to a wireless trackball - which rendered the keyboard useless.

One of the drivers it downloaded would never install even though it kept prompting for it.

Summary

Maybe it has something to do with my computer being 6 years old and running XP??

Installing Drivermax was a horrific waste of time :[

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1 stars

"Looks like an elaborate scam"

September 26, 2015

2015-09-26 01:46:39

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

There are none.

Cons

Its price and the drivers it wants me to install.

Summary

I've never used software to update my drivers preferring to do it via motherboard/keyboard/video card/mouse manufacturer site. I've tried this today and it offered me 15 different updates:

1) It wanted me to install intel chipset drivers which apparently do not exist. The version it offered was newer than even on the Intel's site which can't be right. Also they could not have been found or even mentioned anywhere else.

2) It wanted me to install Nvidia HD sound device drivers for no apparent reason since i do not have a device that uses them.

3) It offered me to install third party driver for my Logitech mouse. Why would i want to install any drivers besides Logitech ones?

Honestly - it looked more like a scam. It scrambled to offer me as many unnecessary updates as it could which of course would require me to purchase a full version. None of the drivers it offered could be found anywhere else so i couldn't confirm whether they are working and are actually intended for my devices. They also do not allow downloading them from their site and instead forcing me to download and install them through their software. Everything about this program looks sketchy.

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

August 20, 2015  |  By KenworthyLeete

2015-08-20 19:24:46  |  By KenworthyLeete

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Familiar feeling, very humane Simple appearance, gave me tremendous pleasure to work

Cons

None I can think of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.25
Version 8.25 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date June 29, 2016
Date Added June 29, 2016
Version 8.25
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.37MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,340,052
Downloads Last Week 12,100
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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