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Driver Booster features, pros & cons

Key features

  • WHQL compliance for drivers
  • Various tools - fix sound, screen, etc.
  • One-click download and update

Pros

  • Support for all Windows versions
  • Backups for all updates
  • Automatic reboot or shut down option

Cons

  • Translations only partial, by volunteers
  • No cautions about missing drivers
  • Some drivers require individual update
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  • 1-year / 3 devices
  • 24/7 technical support
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Driver Booster review 2019 + Free download

Although computer drivers ought to get checked and updated automatically through Windows updates, often they get out of date. Especially when users turn off the updates, which is a quite popular practice.

Driver updater tools then become a helper, and in continuation to our previous Top-10 driver updaters review, we’d like to analyze few of them more carefully. This is a Driver Booster review.

Driver Booster is a product of IObit, a company founded in 2004 and devoted to PC optimization, security software, performance optimization tools.

Outstanding products include Malware Fighter, Advanced Systemcare, Smart Defrag, etc. Today we’ll be looking at their free Driver Booster version.

Vendor description

First off, what is Driver Booster? Here is how IObit presents its driver updater program. Driver Booster is driver updater tool for Windows - it supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and down to Windows Vista and XP. It regularly and automatically checks drivers on user’s device. It downloads and updates all the drivers in one click.

Driver Booster 6 is among most popular driver update tools. With database of 2.5 million device drivers, drivers from Intel, Nvidia, AMD and more, game components, it can guarantee an accurate update and stable system performance.

Also, Driver Booster offers options to create restore points, view system information, fix separate device issues.

Specifications:

Vendor IObit (visit site)
Newest version Driver Booster v.6.5.0 out June 2019
Operating systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Installer file size 20.6 MB
Menu languages 48
Driver database 2,500,000
Extra features Game Boost, one-click update, feedback channel
Pricing free / Driver Booster 6 PRO Trial
License €19.95 Driver Booster 6 PRO (1 Year Subscription, 3 PCs)

Setting up Driver Booster

Windows 10 actually needs driver updaters very seldom, XP and Vista are too old already that are in use rarely. Thus, Windows 7 seems the most relevant operating system that is still the most popular among users - 48.5%, according to Business Insider.

We also use Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, so it was the most suitable to conduct our Driver Booster review on it. For perspective, we used 2 devices: a PC and a laptop, so shortly you will see performance results for both to get a fuller picture.

The desktop PC has 8GB RAM, Intel Celeron CPU of 2.60 GHz, and 1920x1080 screen resolution. The laptop is Acer Aspire with 3GB RAM, Intel CPU of 1.30 GHz, and 1366x768 screen resolution.

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On both devices we had Windows Updates turned off for at least one month, as we could remember. Upon updates search, the system displayed 135 important and 70 optional updates pending.

In regards to software installation, we had to measure our Internet speed, to be totally fair. 304 Mbps via Speedtest and 332 Mbps via Xfinity, as you can see below.

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Now that we have it out of the way, let’s review Driver Booster step-by-step.

Installation

It’s all plain and simple: get the installation file from publisher’s website (19 MB) for free, save and then execute it. On a welcoming screen you have the option to select a language for driver updater, main red Install button and a smaller one for custom install below. 

We recommend going with Custom install to be able to: a) select a path, create a desktop icon, pin to taskbar; and b) skip or install additional tools.

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Proceed when ready, and installation process starts - with progress on a screen. This was the first data we’ve measured on 2 devices.

Installation time: 35 seconds on PC, 2 minutes on laptop. And then comes the trick - after complete installation, Driver Booster starts the scan immediately, want it or not.

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Diagnostics / Scan

So, if a user doesn’t click Scan now button after installation, Driver Booster starts diagnostics process in 5 seconds automatically. On a dark-grey interface, the main screen appears with a central large Scan/Stop button. 

As part of our Driver Booster review, and to answer users requests like “Is driver booster good?”, we measured the driver scanning time. And it turned out to be real fast.

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Scanning time: 30 seconds on PC, 2 minutes 30 seconds on laptop.

Next big parameter is, of course, out-of-date drivers found. Our desktop PC is in better shape by far, than our old pal Acer laptop, and results were appropriately corresponding.

Outdated drivers found: 9 drivers on PC (and 75 drivers good), 33 drivers on laptop (and 70 drivers good).

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Driver Booster displays information on each driver to update to a great length: name, category, current version with date and publisher, new available version with date and publisher. Then, a user may update it, ignore it or even uninstall it, as well as an option to update all in one click.

Repair

Driver updater software is all straightforward - you run a scan, check results and choose the further action. Stage number three in our Driver Booster overview is repair. After a full scan it displays old drivers to update. For our out-of-date drivers (9 on PC, 33 on laptop) we click Update all.

how to use Driver Booster

Before it begins, program will warn you if there is a conflict with security software on a  device, and that you may encounter network disconnections or other programs’ crashes. Some drivers will require a reboot afterwards, and there is an option for automatic reboot after updates - click a checkbox in the upper right corner.

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During drivers installation a user can view the update status of each driver (preparing, downloading, completed, reboot required). After the reboot  Hooray, all drivers are up-to-date. So how much time did it take to update our devices? 

Driver update time: 5 minutes 45 seconds on PC, and 22 minutes 10 seconds on a laptop.

Extra features

It all worked well - efficient scanning, driver downloads and installation, fast performance, easy workflow and nice design. So is Driver Booster legit? - many of you ask. Well, to answer that Driver Booster 6 offers several handy tools in addition.

Feature Available Description
System optimize + Free to scan for junk files, registry, system issues
Game boost + Configure apps/processes not to interrupt your gaming
IObit Malware Fighter + Protection against malware, ransomware, spyware, etc.
Smart Defrag + Disk fragmentation, optimization, quicker boot time  
Dashlane + Passwords manager
Tools + Fix errors (no sound, bad resolution, network failure, etc.)

For example, Advanced Systemcare tool found 1925 items on our PC, and 4783 items on our laptop to optimize. The only drawback of this is that you actually have to install this tool to correct the issues, which will then prompt you to buy a subscription.

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Settings, support

The layout of Driver Booster is simple and fine (the only possible matter is a choice of colors), working with it is easy. From the main page users may run the program and access all the features and settings. 

You can set the language, font sizes, layout transparency, as well as basic options such as launch with Windows, reboot automatically, schedule scans, etc. There’s also a folder for all driver downloads and backups. Certain features are only available in Pro version.

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In regards to support, first off, there is a direct feedback option - a chat icon in the right upper corner. You can use it to communicate with Driver Booster team. Then, on IObit web page there’s a support section, which includes FAQs, manuals, refund requests, online support, etc.

Performance summary

Driver Booster 6 free version performed well during our tests. Installation and scanning were easy and lightning-fast, the program did not use too much resources of either our devices. Here is a brief summary for both PC and laptop.

PC, 8GB, Win 7 Laptop, 3GB, Win 7
Disk space 74 MB 74 MB
Installation time 35 sec 2 min
Full scan time 30 sec 2 min 30 sec
Outdated drivers found 9 33
Update time 5 min 45 sec 22 min 10 sec

For the sake of real performance review, we ran 2 other driver updater tools, let’s call them Competitor A and Competitor B. Both detected more out-of-date drivers on PC (19 and 19), but less on a laptop (26 and 30), compared to 9 and 33 by Driver Booster.

Benefits, pros and cons

Driver Booster is an easy-to-use driver update software that comes with many extra options and tools. Is Driver Booster safe? Well, it creates a restore point to each update installation, it downloads only WHQL tested drivers…. So, yes, it all seems legit. Plus, we didn’t encounter any issues or threats during our review.

  • Automatic driver checks

  • One-click download and update

  • Support for all Windows versions

  • Automatic reboot or shut down option

  • Various tools - fix sound, screen, etc.

  • WHQL compliance for drivers

  • Backups for all updates


  • No MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android versions

  • Dramatic alerts about old drivers

  • Some drivers require individual update

  • No cautions about missing drivers

  • Translations only partial, by volunteers  

Driver Booster 6 Pro

The enhanced version, with 3 million drivers database and all the extra features, Driver Booster Pro costs $22,95 per 1 year and 3 devices. In the course of DB free version test, we found 9 outdated drivers, while 18 more issues needed optimization. 

In our case, those extra issues detected were all game components, i.e. Microsoft DirectX Runtime, Adobe Flash Player ActiveX, Microsoft Silverlight, Visual C++ redistributables, Open Audio Library, etc. After hitting Update All button it took 13.5 minutes to download and install those 18 components.

Another useful feature in Pro version is Advanced Systemcare tool. Remember those 4783 items found on our laptop to optimize performance, we've mentioned in part 4? Driver Booster detects such items that potentially may affect device performance, e.g. junk files, privacy traces, registry entires, etc. 

In our test, it all amounted to 3.7 GB, which is pretty significant. Then, cleaning process for that, with the help of Avdanced Systemcare v.11.5, lasted 4 minutes. Oh, and one more thing: it also includes scanning for spyware.

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One more bonus to Driver Booster Pro is that users actually can chaange interface skin, which is especially nice for those who don't like dark colors. One may switch between black, white, blue or any other selected color in the bottom left corner of settings.

If you’re curious enough, you may try Driver Booster free first, and then decide if you want to upgrade. And even when upgrading, there’s a positive safeguard - a 60-days money back guarantee. Not bad, not bad. 

Moreover, for those who wish to remove Driver Booster after all, there’s a special tool for that too - IObit uninstaller 8 free, to ensure you’ve wiped away any traces from your PC.

This is it. If you’ve tried Driver Booster too, share your experience with us. If not, which driver updater do you prefer? 

FAQ

How to update drivers if I don’t know my device name/model?
You don’t need to know, Driver Booster will determine all the information on its own.

Is Driver Booster Free good?
Certainly, in free version the app detects new and stable drivers. Pro version has additional benefits, e.g. automatic updates, error fix, gaming optimization, etc.

Can I update drivers if I use an old PC?
Driver Booster offers an extensive library of drivers (over 2.5 million), so you most probably will be able to find specific drivers. Except custom-made unofficial drivers, of course.

Does Driver Booster take a lot of disk space?
No, all its database is sitting on remote servers, therefore users only need Internet connection.

Is Driver Booster safe?
All drivers pass intricate testing by IObit Review and Microsoft WHQL. In any case, you can always roll back any changes.

Why should I use Driver Booster? There are too many other options.
True, yet Driver Booster can be very helpful in optimizing, removing unnecessary files and keeping PC up-to-date. Plus, you get the larger driver database and gaming boost in a Pro version.

How Driver Booster will improve gaming?
There’s a special driver pack called “Game Ready”, as well as halting irrelevant apps and processes on PC/device while game is on.

Can I update drivers on my own?
Yes, but using Driver Booster or a similar software you’re able to do this task better and faster. In addition, you get extra options like game boost, system optimization, etc.

Should I check driver updates constantly?
Not necessarily, as you may switch “Automatic updates” feature on and get them via Driver Booster.

How much resources does Driver Booster use?
Very few, which is about 75 Mb of HDD, 15 Mb of RAM and 1-2% of CPU.

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I think it is best program for drivers updating

at first I thought that it is like many other Chinese softwares that take up more resources, send data to servers and other. I was very skeptical. But it was at a first glance. However, i saw that it makes its work well. It find many drivers that Windows Update can to pass. And tehere are a very good mode - the silent installing, that would be liked for users. I think it is best program for drivers updating. It would have been nice if she could update the programs, but there are not an ideal in our world.

Pros:

  • Silent updating

CONS:

  • advertising
OVERALL
4.5
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4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
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4.5
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Dark_Ronius, 2019-07-09 16:12:13

Very convenient

After the last Windows reinstallation, many important system hardware don`t work or began to work with errors. I found that all of them were used "standard" drivers that can`t use all the features of components such as video cards. In addition, I didn`t have any backups from where I could get old driver versions. So I manually search for drivers in the Internet and tries to select the correct version for my hardware. During the search, I founded a Driver Booster, which just in a few clicks, identified outdated drivers and found actual version for the update. Very convenient driver updater.

Pros:

  • Do all job just in few clicks

CONS:

  • No cons
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5
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5
Ease of Use
5
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5
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5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Grigory, 2019-07-07 12:51:56

It found really freezes source

Some time of use ago, my PC started to freeze very often. I tried various methods that are described on the Internet: I tried to clean the dust inside the system unit, scanned for viruses and other methods which are so popular on forums. After all of this I decided to test my PC with using the Driver Booster. This small utility quickly identified the real cause of system freezes - I had outdated drivers for most part of components. After the update, the computer again working as new. Now I regularly do a system scan with DB for outdated drivers.

Pros:

  • Easy in use

CONS:

  • Don`t work offline
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
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4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Valery, 2019-06-16 09:58:12

Amazing support 24/7

IObit Driver Booster 6 is a tool that can save you valuable time by eliminating the need to manually check for updates for each driver. The free version of this program has several limited features, but they are quite enough for ordinary users. An exclusive feature of the Pro version is possibility to search for updates for game components such as Adobe Flash or Microsoft Visual C ++. Using the Pro version, also unlock "one click" update. In order to avoid problems called by incompatibility hardware with a new version of drivers, I always use the Rescue Center. There are always savings drivers backups before they will be updated.

Pros:

  • Free version

CONS:

  • Other Iobit products recommendations
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
4
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4.5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Hasibul Kabir, 2019-05-28 14:14:02

Simple program for drivers updating

This is the best solution for you if you are looking for a simple program for drivers updating. During use, I didn`t have so popular problems for driver updaters errors like hardware or BSOD failure. The only one noticeable disadvantage is that it need stability connection to the Internet. This is due to the fact that it uses online database to check installed drivers relevance. Without a stable Internet connection, it also can scan but with using outdated information, and without possibility to download updates.

Pros:

  • Automatically create restore point before update

CONS:

  • Need internet for stable work
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Tim Fisher, 2019-05-12 07:53:21

Only two problems during a lot of years

I had two big problems with iObit Driver Booster. And, you must understand, that i am a long time use it: not months, but - years. I like it and do not want to stop use, because Booster makes its work very fine. But was two problems during the time. Serious problems. After installing proposed updating, Windows spoke "bye" and showed blue screen error on booting. And nothing could to help for solving the issue. Only reinstalling Windows. Windows even did not want to boot in safe mode. But there was only two problems during a lot of years. I think it is great.

Pros:

  • quality of updating

CONS:

  • I think - no
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
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4.75
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Wayne, 2019-05-06 13:53:55

It is comfortably and saves a lot of the time.

In my opinion, Driver Booster is a wonderful product. And this think is based on my experience. I have installed and used the program on hundreds computers and laptops. I have the business - a repair PCs. It is comfortably and saves a lot of the time. Somebody speak about offering many other programs when Booster is installing. Yes, It is advertising, and i do not like it too, but i understand it. You must always check all pages of the installing and uncheck that all offers. And this is correct for all programs, not only for Driver Booster. Use manually installing. Thank you for the attention.

Pros:

  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • -
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5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
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5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
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5.0
tplgigo, 2019-04-25 17:00:49

Good for inexperienced users

On my Asus tablet with Windows 10, after the scheduled update, appear some problem. Touch panel didn`t react to any touching. I had to roll back the update with using the Recovery Center and change the driver status to "ignore". This program is useful to find a driver that is a very old or if you don`t known hardware manufacturer. But you need to be very careful, when you update drivers for important system devices. I also, recommend to have this program, for everyone, who don`t have the skills to independently searching and installing drivers.

Pros:

  • Recovery Center

CONS:

  • Find wrong driver
OVERALL
3.25
Quality
3
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
4
Ability
3
OVERALL
3.25
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
3.0
kuroineko, 2019-04-19 18:08:11

several clicks and you have all necessary drivers

Hello. I want to tell you about my journey to Driver Booster. One time i have to reinstall my Windows. It happens very rarely. I was unpleasantly surprised after the finishing the installation: many devices had not drivers (like the videocard). I have tried a lot of a various variants of the drivers but there wasn't any success. After i have decided to use a special utilities for drivers installing. It was lucky that I found "Driver Booster" fast (second shot). I killed a lot of time for searching before got Booster, and in several clicks and one cup tea I have got fully working system, with Booster. Wow! An why i did know about the program before??

Pros:

  • Friendly interface

CONS:

  • has not found yet
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5
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5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
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5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
spevalera,, 2019-04-18 08:49:14

windows stopped seeing the modem

Hi. I am disappointed. I have decided to update modem drivers (i use it for access to internet). Game booster proposed to update it. Yeah, i Have never troubles with it before. That is why i said "ok", how it can hurt? No,it can - windows stopped seeing the modem! Reboot did not helped. Only when i have reinstalled the old drivers (it was on modem disk) OS saw the modem.

Pros:

  • free

CONS:

  • missing modem after update
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
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4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
Pavel901, 2019-04-15 13:50:23

WHQL certificied drivers

On my PC, it found ten outdated drivers after scanning was finished. Driver Booster always offers to back up drivers before updating. It`s a disadvantage that this option is only available in the Pro version. The great the program plus is that there is an option that allows you to enable / disable using drivers that have passed WHQL certification.

Pros:

  • Backuping before updating

CONS:

  • Key features unavailable in free
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
4
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4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Roland Freist, 2019-04-14 18:24:21

the automatic driver backup is the most important feature

What i think about it Driver Booster? To my mind, the best part of the program is... not the updating drivers, but the automatic driver backup. Not every times new drivers is better than older. The system can begin to work slowly or not stable or something else. And you have possibility to restore stable version of drivers. And, this product offers the best correctly drivers for each system, often not most new but most better for the current hardware. But everytime, sometimes can be troubles.

Pros:

  • offers the best correctly drivers

CONS:

  • I think-no
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
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4.5
Quality
4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Patrick, 2019-04-11 04:24:06

BSoD after updating

I do not know as it work in other users but i have an unpleasant experience using it. After installing the drivers (on a clean Windows) there was error- blue screen of a death. The error was so powerful that I could not to boot in safe mode. Fortunately rollback on the point of recovery has helped me to solve the error. That is why I can not to recommend the program.

Pros:

  • Free

CONS:

  • advertising
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
3
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
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4.25
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Igor, 2019-04-10 02:35:02

It saves a lot of the time

Wow! That program saves for me many time and a lot of the nerves )). I have forgotten about cd-discs with drivers or about process of the finding it in internet. Windows has relevant drivers always. But there are one defect in the program... It makes me lazy. Ahah:). No, really - thanks, developers for such fine program.

Pros:

  • Free

CONS:

  • It makes lazy :)
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
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4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
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4.0
NIIKOLAY, 2019-04-04 06:19:34

The professional gamer use it

i have very interesting job, really very interesting - I am a professional gamer. I must to have a fast and stable pc. And on-date drivers is an important part for that. But it can update drivers not only: there are game booster - when the system get the most relevant drivers for play games. In additional, i want to say that it is the only one program what really helped me. I tried various similar programs, but now use it only and shall be use further.

Pros:

  • Game boost

CONS:

  • No
OVERALL
5
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5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
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5
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5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Corene, 2019-03-30 07:31:54

Solve my problem

I discovered that my new external hard drive that should work with USB 3.0 speed works only with USB 2.0 speed. I was looking for a reason for this in the Internet for a long time and one of the tips was to check the the drivers relevance. I tried it manually, but couldn`t find the actual drivers for my USB or chipset. I searched in the Internet again and founded the advise to use the program for automatically drivers updating. I downloaded the Driver Booster and it solved my problem! It found the necessary drivers for all components of the system.

Pros:

  • Find all drivers

CONS:

  • No cons, only pros
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
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5
Quality
5.0
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5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
USB GOOD, 2019-03-18 19:07:07

Find drivers for very old notebook

IObit Driver Booster - driver updater that everyone must have on his computer. It has a pretty nice interface, but if you have difficulties you can use the built-in help guide. As with most programs, you can call it with F1 button. Why I am a Driver Booster fan? I became him after the DB successfully find all the drivers for my released in 2003 HP notebook.

Pros:

  • Must have application

CONS:

  • -
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
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5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
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5.0
Larry Kim, 2019-03-18 12:20:59

It saves me from some problems

I am not an expert in PC usage, so even so easy a question as "What are system drivers for?" makes me difficult. I like Driver Booster Iobit because I no longer have to worry about which driver for my video card or why the sound card stopped working and other problems with hardware. Advertising inside the application for other Iobit`s products is a separate topic. It's convenient for me to buy it online using Amazon and it saves me at least some of the problems. Nothing else matters.

Pros:

  • Very easy and automated

CONS:

  • Ads
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Mahrud Homey, 2019-03-11 19:58:19

Works even when PC in standby mode

Driver Booster is available in two versions - free and paid. Both versions can scan and update drivers and, automatically create backup copies before update. But in Pro, is available advanced functionality which makes using the program much easier. One of its main functions is the ability to download and update drivers when the PC is in standby mode. I also really like the Driver Booster ability to use the full-screen mode. Full-screen display greatly simplifies working with the program, such as reading a description or driver version. Unfortunately, even in Driver Booster PRO, there is menu tab what using to advertise other IObit products, which looks strange in paid software.

Pros:

  • Automatic driver backups

CONS:

  • Too much ads for other Iobit products
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
3
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4.25
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
3.0
Jeffrey L. Wilson, 2019-03-11 06:27:09

amazing program for not advanced users

It is amazing program! I think many many people, who are not geeks, who are just users with small knowledge about computers, will agree with me about it. I have never problem with. The program never has downloaded bad driver. During all time i have installed "Driver Booster" my pc has best drivers, not the newest, but the best. And that is main! In addition the company has very good supportwhere you can get answers for any questions about the products.

Pros:

  • Always dowloads the best driver

CONS:

  • No
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
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5
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5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
HEAVENLYELF, 2019-03-10 22:55:14

Don`t help

Use Driver Booster very carefully. It may be wrong and install the wrong drivers for your hardware. I tried to update my PC drivers for twice. Both tryes ended so that the sound card stopped working. But the big plus of this program is the creation of a system restore point, which makes it easy to undo unnecessary changes in the system. Use such programs only if you have no choice and carefully check what they offer to install. It is best to use proprietary utilities from hardware manufacturers.

Pros:

  • Create restore points

CONS:

  • Wrong drivers
OVERALL
2.75
Quality
2
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERALL
2.75
Quality
2.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0
Colif, 2019-03-08 01:53:47

Thanks developers

My laptop (Windows 10) constantly showed me notifications about error on the local drive C. He constantly tried to perform the check, but it all these tries ended in an error and a reboot. It turned out that I have a lot of outdated drivers. I have never paid attention to this before. I was sure that Windows monitors their state and updates it if necessary. On one of the sites I chose this program because it had a lot of stars rating. It was the right decision, because it founded and installed missing drivers and the system no longer offers to perform a disk check. I also downloaded other programs for PC optimization. Thanks to the developers of the program.

Pros:

  • Fix my problem

CONS:

  • Free version limitations
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Elena, 2019-03-02 09:40:46

over 3000000 drivers in base

Driver Booster helps you to keep your computer in optimal condition. This program detects faulty drivers and those which need to be updated. The IOBit website says that its database contains over 3 million different drivers for various devices. In the Driver Booster there is no possibility to use offline databases, therefore for work it needs an internet connection. In my opinion, the disadvantage of the program is that it can use non-OEM drivers in case if suitable official driver was not found.

Pros:

  • Detect faulty drivers

CONS:

  • Sometimes use non-OEM drivers
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Suzanne Humphries, 2019-02-24 13:52:51

best driver updater

Don`t matter how old or new is your PC, they all need the latest software updates for stable working. Here are three reasons why Driver Booster, in my opinion, is the best driver updater: 1) It has a huge driver base. According to official site, it contains more than 3,000,000 drivers, each of which passed the WHQL. 2) The Pro version has an exclusive "Game Boost" feature that optimizes the use of system resources by other applications, in order to improve them for your game. 3) It support even outdated Windows. Driver Booster is equally well searching for drivers for Win 10 and Windows Xp and even Vista.

Pros:

  • Game boost feature

CONS:

  • No cons, it`s perfect
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Sam Jones, 2019-02-18 16:24:48

You can roll back updates

Driver Booster Pro allows you to create backup copies for downloaded and installed drivers. This is option that allowed as a part of the Recovery Centre. This feature allows you to manage backups and restore previous versions of drivers if the upgrade contains errors or is incompatible. In addition, the program allows you to remove any driver that already installed, show information about the hardware or system parameters. It has very low system requirements, it needs only 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of memory. Especially Driver Booster has a wide range of customization options. There are available 2 themes (light and dark), changing fonts size and background image.

Pros:

  • Can export drivers

CONS:

  • Intrusive adware
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Andreas Kiener, 2019-01-29 16:56:24

Never failed me in 2 years

When I worked as an IT manager in the office, I used the Driver Booster, and it never failed me in 2 years. He especially helped me out when it was necessary to perform maintenance for a computer with an unknown configuration or if the original installation CDs with drivers were lost. For home use, there is no real need for a professional version. For me absolutely enough a free version to keep important components up to date. This is a really good program what you need to try.

Pros:

  • Free version is absolutely enough

CONS:

  • -
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Dante, 2018-12-29 21:31:29

Save the time and the money

I had problem with my laptop: it began to slow down. My programs (like browser) got the freezing often. I did not know what to do do. I wanted to bring it to service, maybe it was viruses or laptop was needing the disassembling and the cleaning. I have read (in internet) that it can be drivers guilty. There was wrote about "driver booster" also. I have downloaded it and checked system. And yes - there were many problems. In few click i have resolved that all. Now my laptop is "flying". That is great. By the way, I used the free version... In addition, how much have I saved money that did not bring the laptop into service... Thanks for the program.

Pros:

  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • Have not found
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Kleralera42, 2018-12-29 06:09:25

After updating drivers can not get access to the tablet

Hi. The program has corrupted the connecting my tablet to the pc. What i mean? Once I decided to upgrade the drivers. No, all work correctly but i thought it will be better. I was wrong. Driver booster has installed new driver for my tablet and i can not get access to it. I tried to delete the tablet in device manager and reinstall it, but the problem is not gone, i still can not to get access. It is sad, because i have to reinstall Windows now. I was a fan of the program, but now i am disappointed.

Pros:

  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • advertising of another programs
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
5.0
anonym, 2018-12-28 04:22:41

Search drivers for all hardware types

Manually drivers updating quickly make you tired. It is better to use for this solution that do it automatically - Driver booster. In one click, it will find outdated, missing and faulty drivers on your system. The search is performed for all equipment outputs, be it a network card, video card, chipset or peripheral devices. Special attention is paid to the adaptation of the system for games, so Driver Booster also updates important system components such as Microsoft Visual C ++ and others.

Pros:

  • Update all in a few clicks

CONS:

  • Game components updating unavailable in free
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
3
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
5.0
Marvin Basse, 2018-12-23 21:16:18

everything works fine, except nvidia updating

I am user of iObit Driver Booster a lot of years and i heard various testimonials about:and very positive and pretty negative. I have not problems with the program. Except one, i have one recommendation: do not use it for the nvidia's drivers updating. Why? Because there can be getting a blue screen of death (BSoD). It happened in my practice several times several time. It will be better to download from official site of nVidia. And in the other case - everything works fine.

Pros:

  • Few clics for updating

CONS:

  • BSoD after nvidia updating
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
ekseget, 2018-12-18 07:28:24

Used it more than three years

Why did I choose the Driver booster? I have tried many similar applications, including huge driver packs that took up a lot of gigabytes. Driver booster is easy to use and has many localizations, including Russian. IObit is also constantly improving its program by correcting bugs and adding new features. Many people wrote, that they had problems with sound or video after they updated the driver and rebooted the system. I used Driver booster on Windows 7 and for more than three years I have been using it on Windows 10 and I never had such problems.

Pros:

  • Frequent updates

CONS:

  • -
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Viktor Felk, 2018-11-09 17:47:32

I recommend it to all my friends

Devices that were connected to my computer were displayed incorrectly and worked with errors. This was especially noticeable for the video card. I was sure that it because my computer is outdated and incompatible with some new hardware, so I didn`t try to fix it. But my friend recommend me to try a program which automatically can found and install drivers. I was very surprised, because it solved all the problems in just a few minutes. Driver Booster, automatically updated and installed new drivers, and system began to use all connected devices and correctly display them in menu.

Pros:

  • It really works

CONS:

  • No cons
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Anonymous, 2018-11-05 13:01:44

"must be" program

Before I have found Driver Booster, I use my hands, keyboard and a browser for looking for drivers. had to find the first one, then the second one, then the third one ... One by one.I had to download them, then install them.. It was taking so long time! It was terrible! Than I have found iObit DB. It was very fine day! As I have understood later. It is a time saver and a mind saver with intuitive easy to use interface. Even a child would be able to use it. This is "must be" program. Regards to you

Pros:

  • the ntuitive interface

CONS:

  • in my opinion there are no cons
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Alessandro, 2018-10-28 08:46:19

Caused issues on my laptops

I tried it on my two laptops. It was first experience of the using such program like that. I had never used before. And the experience was not positive. I have got the issues on the pc. The first laptop had blue screen on windows booting. Not every time, randomly had. And i could not restore it, had to reinstall os. The second notebook got problem with shutting down. It began to take too many time for it. Here the restore point has helped me. Will be better if you create the recovery disc before updating.

Pros:

  • Game boost

CONS:

  • advertising
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
3
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
4.5
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
HANSPLIE, 2018-10-25 15:35:48

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