IObit Driver Booster 2.1.0.161

3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 (45 votes)

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Windows 7/8/10/Vista / Freeware / 4,986 downloads

IObit Driver Booster is a driver updating tool to protect your PC from hardware failures, conflicts, and resolves system crash problems caused by outdated drivers. All old drivers can be detected by simply clicking on the Scan" button, and then you just need to click "Update All" button to refresh these outdated drivers. Compared with other driver updating tools, IObit Driver Booster can improve your PC performance for gaming as well.

Reviews of IObit Driver Booster

  1. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2.1.0.160 (Dec 18, 2014)

    No problems with the program - Though IMO if your recent PC is running well updating drivers unless you are a gamer can cause more problems than it solves, if in doubt leave well alone as most updates come along with a share of new bugs. Updating drivers is an overrated pastime :-)

  2. 2 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 2.1.0.160 (Dec 17, 2014)

    how is it going to protect your PC from hardware failures????????

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    reddy.shyam

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2.0 (Sep 8, 2014)

    I love it! The new interface is great and this program has kept me upto date for more than a year now without any side effects. Thanks to the team.

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    inkowyouknow

    Reviewing 2.0 Beta 2.0 (Sep 7, 2014)

    Installed it and it found various updates, run them rebooted and system would not start (test rig) so had to do system restore. This is not ready for prime time be careful with it

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    KNRover

    Reviewing 1.2.0 (Mar 3, 2014)

    I installed Driver Booster (DB) on my two (relatively new Win 7) computers about 2 weeks ago, and have done 2 scans on each computer that resulted in a total of about 30 (!) updates. The updates did not cause any system problems.

    However, 2 days ago, I installed it on my wife's VERY OLD Compaq R3275 laptop running Xp-SP3 and ran a scan. It updated 3 drivers. After rebooting, it seemed to be running fine, but today my wife tried to open a link in an e-mail, and it caused Windows to freeze (absolutely nothing worked except Task Manager, which I used to restart). Tried opening Outlook Express and again tried the link. Froze the system again. After restarting, ran a system restore using the restore point created by Driver Booster. Computer now works, no freezes on that or any other links.

    The problem appears to have been an ATI driver, because when the system would boot, it would automatically open an Explorer window with a "CIM" folder in it containing files for the ATI graphics card. It no longer does that. The point here is that like most generic driver updaters, this one can cause system problems by updating drivers that are not compatible with your computer. In recognition of that fact, DB ALWAYS creates a restore point, which allows you to undo it's mistake. But you have to hope that the errant driver(s) do not render the system unbootable, making it difficult to access system restore.

    Despite this glitch, the program is extremely efficient and from my experience, probably accurate with CONTEMPORARY machines. If you have a really old XP machine, be careful.

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