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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 02/25/21
  • There have been 10 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 4 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IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you.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Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.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 8.3.0.370

Larger database to update drivers for more new hardware, including GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
Fixed the issue that Game Boost is still on after a reboot.
Fixed the installation/upgrade issue in Trial versions.
Some UI improvements.
Excluded the support of updating Adobe game component.
Fixed known bugs.

General

Release February 25, 2021
Date Added February 25, 2021
Version 8.3.0.370

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 49,563,616
Downloads Last Week 2,600
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Developer's Description

Driver Booster 8 is a powerful and easy-to-use driver updater for Windows users to keep drivers and game components up to date. It can update and fix outdated/faulty/missing drivers with just 1-click. In the new version, the database is expanded to 4,500,000+, which all passed Microsoft WHQL tests and strictly followed IObit Review Rules. Besides, Driver Booster 8 offers auto driver update service so that driver download and installation can be performed while the system is idle, which saves users a lot of time.

Driver Booster 8 also offers many useful features to help users backup drivers, restore the system, and fix the most common headache problems like no sound, network failure, and device error. Moreover, Game Boost and System Optimize features ensure users the best gaming experience and peak system performance with 1-click.

In summary, Driver Booster 8 can help Windows users improve the system compatibility and stability, as well as boost gaming performance.