Free to try (Only lists outdated drivers); $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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PerfectUpdater features: Scans your system for out-of-date device drivers. Presents a summary of out-of-date drivers. Automatically downloads and installs updated drivers in a click. Creates a backup of existing drivers before updating Every hardware component and peripheral that's installed on your computer system runs off of a set of instructions that are contained in a driver file. From time to time, manufacturers will release updated driver files that either address known bugs in prior versions, or that contain updated code that makes their product perform even better. Chances are, though, you never bother to go to all of the manufacturer's websites to check for driver updates. With PerfectUpdater running, you never have to. PerfectUpdater takes all of the tedious work out of keeping your system's drivers up to date. By scanning your system, PerfectUpdater is able to automatically download and install the latest updates for all of the drivers for all of your components. You'll be presented with a summary of all of your outdated drivers before PerfectUpdater goes to work--just select those that you want to update, and click. We've all run into situations where updating a driver makes our system's performance worse, either from a buggy driver release or by installing the wrong driver. PerfectUpdater always creates a backup copy of your existing drivers before installing updates, so you'll always be able to roll back to the last version. Key Benefits: Ensures that your hardware components and peripherals are operating at peak performance. Provides you with the ability to completely restore your drivers in case of system failure. Relieves you of the task of manually locating and downloading the right drivers.
I know this is about Raxco PerfectSpeed but this is a little background. The first time I dealt with Raxco was in 2007 when I purchased PerfectDisk and I've purchased 2 or 3 upgrades of PerfectDisk since. I liked the product and been using it since then. But I never had to deal with Customer or Tech support.
Just recently, I downloaded PerfectUpdater from download.cnet.com and after installing it did not work (and this is not the con). So I uninstalled it, went to their website, downloaded it and installed the new one. When I opened it, I received a pop-up message stating "Your Free Trial has expired". I did not even get a chance to try it! I contacted Customer support and recived an email saying " make sure to permit or disable your firewall before installing." The issue had nothing to do with firewall or the software accessing their website. I contacted them again and received an email from a different person. He provided instructions on how to properly remove the software and then reinstall. No matter what I did and how well, I uninstalled, cleaned my laptop and registry, I still kept getting the same message. I contacted Customer support again and have not heard from them since.
With a customer support service such as this, what is my incentive to purchase their software? If this is how it is before I purchase, what would it be like after they have my money?
Here's the "PRO": "finds more updates" ............................... than are LEGITIMATELY needed.
Created an account just to warn of this program, DO NOT DOWNLOAD! Also strangely failed to follow through with anything that I clicked, as Avira blocked all my clicks... Hmmmm....I would take my word for it, but you are free to try yourself, let others know of your own accounts, just BEWARE! Happy hunting! :)
Scam, will not even show which drivers need updating, only tell you that X amount of drivers "need" updating, but you must pay to find and fix. Also, I already know from a legit paid program that I have exactly 7 drivers only that need updated. However my current program often fails to connect to its servers lately. (Driver Genius Pro) Which even with its problems, is WAY better than this crap. Hence my search for a new program. STAY AWAY!