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Driver Genius

By DriverSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Driver Genius

  • Keep your drivers up-to-date automatically and keep your PC running like new
  • Last updated on 07/02/20
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 3 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 31, 2014

Driver Genius scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them automatically or on demand. You can schedule scans, back up and restore drivers, monitor hardware, and even boost your system's performance for gameplay.

Pros

Back up and restore: Driver Genius can back up and restore drivers automatically. It's no substitute for a full system backup, but it might be able to restore missing or corrupted drivers without requiring a major system rollback.

Hardware monitoring: The Options dialog's Monitoring tab includes basic but welcome temperature monitoring and alerts for CPU, graphics cards, and hard drives.

Game Booster: The bundled Game Booster can temporarily optimize PC resources for gaming performance and return it to normal settings when you're done.

Cons

Scan only: The trial version of Driver Genius will scan your system and (probably) find out-of-date drivers. But to update them, you must buy the software, so you really can't try out the trial.

False positives: Some of the drivers that Driver Genius flagged for updates were already up-to-date, including our chipset and graphics drivers.

Bottom Line

If the idea of updating your PC drivers manually doesn't appeal, Driver Genius' automatic features and support options are very welcome. However, not being able to try the software first is a real drawback.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Driver Genius 14.0.0.361.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.0.0.130

Version 20.0.0.130: 1. Improve monitor detection. 2. Added uninstall instruction link to the About window.

General

Release July 2, 2020
Date Added July 2, 2020
Version 20.0.0.130

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 559,302
Downloads Last Week 73
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Developer's Description

Are old drivers causing unexplained problems with your PC's performance? Don't panic! With a brand new intuitive user interface, and access to over 1.5 million devices, Driver Genius will find the drivers your PC needs, so your applications run smoothly and your PC operates at peak performance.

This professional driver management tool that can back-up, restore, update, remove and find new drivers for your PC. It can also automatically find drivers that your system can't, and provide you with a direct download link in seconds.