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Driver Booster

By IObit Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Driver Booster

  • Update device drivers, improve system compatibility, and boost gaming performance with one click
  • Last updated on 12/22/21
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 2 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 15, 2014

IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you. It can scan automatically when you launch a program or when you connect a device. Or you can set fixed intervals for scans and update drivers one by one or all at once with a single click. Updates to Driver Booster 2 include faster downloads and an all-new user interface with skins.

Pros

Safe: Driver Booster 2 can back up drivers, create restore points before installing updates, and show only WHQL-tested drivers. The Ignored list comes in handy when older PCs and components can't use the latest drivers.

Fast and easy: In our tests, Driver Booster 2 downloaded and installed drivers much faster than we could -- assuming we would even have been aware of all the updates our system needed.

Reboot: Not sure if or when to reboot when updating drivers? Driver Booster 2 will tell you and do it automatically, if you tell it to in the program's settings.

Game-centric: Driver Booster 2 can identify gaming components and tweak drivers for improved gaming performance.

Cons

Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.

Double-check: Some drivers that had downloaded and installed as a package required updating individually, even after rebooting. Fortunately, rescanning is fast and easy.

Bottom Line

Less-experienced users may get the greatest benefit from IObit Driver Booster 2, but even advanced users will appreciate its ability to update system drivers with the greatest of ease.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.1.0.140

+ Expanded database to support updating more device drivers including Windows 11 drivers
+ Support downloading drivers from https URLs
+ Optimized the display of PC INFO and System Information
+ Improved the UI of Auto Driver Update
+ Better text descriptions
+ Fixed known bugs

General

Release December 22, 2021
Date Added December 22, 2021
Version 9.1.0.140

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 11, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 49,578,319
Downloads Last Week 2,104
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Developer's Description

Driver Booster is a must-to-have utility designed to update all outdated drivers on Windows. As we all know, those obsolete drivers may adversely affect the PC performance and even cause system crashes. Developed by IObit, Driver Booster provides the best one-click solution to rapidly and securely update outdated drivers, install missing drivers, and fix incorrect drivers. Apart from updating drivers, Driver Booster also introduces several powerful tools to increase the system compatibility and stability.

What makes Driver Booster so attractive?

  • Fully Supported Windows 11
    As soon as Microsoft introduces Windows 11 to the world, IObit makes Driver Booster fully support Windows 11.
  • Very Large Driver Database (8, 000,000+)
    While providing millions of driver updates, Driver Booster ensures all the drivers provided are from official websites or Windows and have passed WHQL and strict IObit Review Rules. These certified drivers can be updated without worries about system or security problems.
  • Automatically Scan and Update
    You can create a scheduler to scan at a fixed frequency or at each Windows startup. Meanwhile, it saves you plenty of effort and time by checking the checkbox “Automatically update drivers while the system is idle”. It totally frees you from checking the status of drivers and driver updates one by one.
  • Powerful Tools
    No sound, bad resolution, and no internet connection are probably the headache for all PC users. With IObit cutting-edge technology, Driver Booster employs its foolproof Tools: Fix No Sound, Fix Network Failure, Fix Bad Resolution, Fix Device Error, etc. These tools must be one of the greatest achievements of Driver Booster. It becomes a child’s play to fix those general PC handicaps.
  • Mighty Backup & Restore
    No one can guarantee there would be never a problem if you update the driver. To minimize the bad effect of any unexpected troubles caused by driver updates, Driver Booster provides mighty strategies, including backing up the drivers, creating a system restore point. With these, you can reverse the update or restore the system to fix the troubles.
  • Offline Driver Updater
    What if a computer has no Internet connection? Driver Booster can also help you fix the problem caused by drivers. Offline Driver Updater is employed for those computers without internet connection, especially for newly installed Windows computers.
  • Ultimate Gaming Experience
    Apart from fixing general problems caused by drivers, Driver Booster can also bring gaming experience to a higher level. It not only provides necessary game drivers, but also offers Game Boost which can optimize PC performance for better gaming.

In summary, Driver Boost is supposed to be the first choice when you need a driver update tool no matter whether it is used to improve PC performance or get better gaming experience.