PC Pitstop Driver Alert

PC Pitstop Driver Alert

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,939
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 19, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30 day fully functional trial); $29.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    473.21KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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A relatively new Web-based service we've seen more of lately is the driver maintenance site, a Web site that, for a fee, will scan your computer, identify incorrect or out-of-date drivers, and install the proper ones from a vast database of hardware and software drivers. One of them is PC Pitstop, which is both software and a Web site, www.pcpitstop.com. The visually intense site is both a storefront and a portal to forums, newsletters, and other information. It offers numerous free scans for various PC-related issues, all of which seem to lead to the same conclusion: you should get out your credit card.

To use PC Pitstop's services, you need to download Driver Alert, its free scanner tool. Driver Alert probes your system and returns a daunting list of fusty old drivers that simply can't cut it anymore. They're slowing down the team and need to be cut from the roster and replaced with vendor-fresh drivers. PC Pitstop can do that for you, and keep on doing it regularly, for a fee. Whether it's worth it or not depends on your PC maintenance skills, how much trouble you're having, and how much your time is worth.

Since nearly every PC has a few driver-related issues and many users lack the time or skill needed to update or reinstall their drivers, these sites make a good deal of sense for some. PC Pitstop is better than most of its competition. With all such sites, though, it's best to double-check their work yourself.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I would NOT recommend."

January 10, 2012  |  By jwc300m-2009

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

Pros,I don't know as there are any.

Cons

I tried it awhile ago, and thought it to be worthless... I mean the paid for version. The free scan is like all free scans, if they even work as advertised, you must still buy their software for them to be of any value. Reading the other reviews, this is still worthless.

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3 stars

"Identifies drivers - needs another program to download"

March 05, 2011  |  By wpodolak

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

nice display

Cons

requires additional program or subscription to actually obtain needed drivers

Summary

knowing a driver is out of date and not being allowed to correct the problem make the program of marginal use.

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3 stars

"Good at what it does"

January 07, 2011  |  By jxbith

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

Neat & efficient. Can usually be relied upon.

Cons

Causes problems when unable to download/install an upgrade properly

Summary

OK for the money

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1 stars

"just like most online systems they are after your money"

September 28, 2010  |  By Nighttraindavefl

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

Works ok at getting some of the basic drivers

Cons

misses a lot of the harder drivers. Even put a few wrong drivers causing my system to crash

Summary

Don't do it

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5 stars

"Surprising good app"

August 11, 2010  |  By dlcro2

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

Found all the drivers that needed updating and with just a click, the drivers were updated. No searching on manufacturers' website which can be confusing if you don't know exactly which driver you need.

Cons

Haven't found anything I don't like.

Summary

I would recommend this product to any beginner or intermediate computer user. No muss, no fuss.

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4 stars

"Keeps me up to date."

April 02, 2010  |  By jchere

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

It's free and works.

Cons

I spend 1/2 my time just updating.

Summary

This product helps me maintain my files up to date.

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4 stars

"This program has been a time saver."

February 03, 2010  |  By okckitty

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

PDA 2.0 has been accurate and timely in all of the drivers it has found for me.

Cons

I have one computer listed twice and can not find out how to remove it from my list.

Summary

Prior to installing vista on my sony laptop, my dvd/cdrw worked fine. Then along came vista and the dvd/cdrw ceased to function. It did not even cross my mind to update the driver. Prior to purchasing a new dvd/cdrw I tried the driver program. It advised me to update this driver. Upon doing so my device began working. This saved me money and brought all of my drivers up to date. I also like the fact that I can use it on several computers.

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5 stars

"Fantastic program"

November 16, 2009  |  By omots123

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

Easy to use and very accurate

Cons

nothing to say against this program

Summary

I just find this program works very well and helps keep my computer healthy

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

September 12, 2009  |  By Dioctor_Death

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

finds al new drivers

Cons

There is not a single thing that I do not like about this program

Summary

Finds and installs all new drivers, fast and easy.

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5 stars

"Informs me of updated drivers"

September 05, 2009  |  By Darney53

 |  Version: PC Pitstop Driver Alert 2.0

Pros

Clear and concise

Cons

It cost you to have full functionality

Summary

Clear and simple to use

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 features DriverMatic technology.
General
Publisher PC Pitstop
Publisher web site http://www.pcpitstop.com/
Release Date August 19, 2009
Date Added August 19, 2009
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 473.21KB
File Name driveralert-setup-1209.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,939
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 day fully functional trial
Price $29.99

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