DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3083 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.24
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Your computer system's drivers tell your hardware and software what to do. Without up-to-date drivers, your system won't perform to its full potential and might even experience problems. Obsolete drivers can sometimes even leave vulnerabilities and security holes that have been fixed in updates that you don't have, and why? Because updating drivers is a nuisance falling somewhere between an oil change and a dentist's appointment, that's why; and it's worse still if you're the sort of user who depends on a PC yet has no earthly idea what goes on inside the box (and like it that way, thank you very much). So, get DriverMax from Innovative Solutions. This free cloud-based tool helps you download and install up-to-date drivers practically painlessly. You'll need to create a free user account to make DriverMax work.

DriverMax scanned our PC during setup and displayed our drivers in a compact view, with up-to-date drivers marked in green and those with available updates in red. The scan found eight available updates. We simply had to click Download to get the drivers, select More Options to view an information box with links to other drivers and options, or click a Help icon to access related information. The drivers all come from a variety of sites and often download and install in different ways, too, so the ability to view other available drivers and documentation can make a big difference.

When you download a driver in the free version of DriverMax, a Web page opens with information and a download link. The Pro upgrade downloads drivers directly within the DriverMax interface, but we don't have a problem with an intermediate step since "slow, steady, and careful" (and plenty of info) add up to trouble-free upgrades and smooth sailing from then on. Of course, you can also use DriverMax as a guide for updating drivers individually using their own programs (where available). DriverMax also backs up and restores your drivers (backup = good). DriverMax proved superior to similar driver maintenance tools we've tried, with a quality look and feel; we recommend it for users of all skill levels.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.9

    out of 7 votes

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    • 4 star 838
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
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1 stars

"Installed Malware, Stopped Browser, Failed Driver"

April 03, 2012  |  By sloane911

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

None. Uninstalled product after it failed to install driver but succeeded at spreading malware

Cons

1. Installs Spamware & Malware
2. Stopped browser to install AVG Toolbar without permission or giving warning
3. Stopped browser session without warning when uninstalled
4. Hijacked browser homepage
5. Created browser search entry
6. Created browser add-on
7. Browser add-on had no remove option
8. Recommended driver failed to install
9. Recommended driver was listed as Greek and name was not connected to device manufacturer

Summary

Avoid this dangerous malware distributing failed app. I wish there had been a clear warning

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5 stars

"Love this program it helps my computer run faster."

March 24, 2012  |  By bwitt_1

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

DriverMax keeps me informed about my new drivers to be installed

Cons

Sometimes Microsoft download has a conflict about what driver should be installed on my computer. I install the graphics drive and microsoft downloads install the older version agian.

Summary

Overall, I love the program having updated drivers makes my computer run faster.

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3 stars

"This is an good roduct."

March 21, 2012  |  By DACrouch

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

I find this program useful and it does the job I want done. However, there are improvements that could be made for improvement
and hopefully they are under developement.

Cons

If you have a 'PRO' version you cannot change the email address and retain the 'PRO' version unless you want to buy a new one. If you have several months left under the prior email address it is an agravation.

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1 stars

"Pretty, but poopy"

March 20, 2012  |  By drshi

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

Great interface and promising potential

Cons

Doesn't deliver on its promises

Summary

This program has never lived up to its potential. Product support is nonexistent; the free version permits only 3 driver updates per day (which is fine after all your needed updates have been installed); but it also makes you wait half a minute for each download (a juvenile hassle just to get you to buy its "pro" version); its updates include unsigned drivers (which should never be offered, as user reviews testify to by the frequency with which these cause system problems); it offers updated versions which the makers have not bothered to change the version numbers from the ones you already have; and even the CNET Editors' Review admits that its driver updates are not currently functioning. What's not to love about this Loony Tunes app? Get SlimDrivers instead.

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1 stars

"Awful product"

March 20, 2012  |  By Tigre99--2008

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

This used to be a good product. It has gotten worse and worse. Now it finds the same drivers over and over again, some of them out of date. There is no way to stop finding certain drivers. And if you are not careful, the pro version will load the AVG toolbar and reset your homepages on IR and Firefox to AVG.

Summary

Stay away from this product.

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1 stars

"What a pain"

March 20, 2012  |  By de101278

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

It find the drivers

Cons

It finds the same drivers every single time, even after they are updated, but not always the newest ones.

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1 stars

"Wrecking Ball would work better."

March 19, 2012  |  By OntheCoast

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.24

Pros

nothing. Ok, it was fast to download.

Cons

Limit to 2 downloads a day. Makes you wait for the downloads while it tries to get you to buy the Pro version. Worst of all, once I downloaded a NIC driver, my network card would not work. Pretty basic trial on my part and I knew how to undo the damage they did. Also, tried to get me to download updated drivers for 3 mouse versions. It could not figure out I use one Logitech mouse?

Summary

Run away, screaming. Do not download it. I use Windows XP, SP3. It may work on something else, but they lost me forever. How did the editors give it 4 stars? Did they really try it? I am very suspicious of a 4 star rating when the software cannot do one basic update.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.24
Version 6.24 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date March 19, 2012
Date Added March 19, 2012
Version 6.24
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.45MB
File Name drivermax_7_47_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,765,265
Downloads Last Week 35,899
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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