System Utilities Tweaking Unknown Device Identifier

Unknown Device Identifier 9.01 for Windows

by Huntersoft

Avg. Rating 4.2 (13 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 6,710
Publisher Huntersoft
Homepage Unknown Device Identifier

Publisher's Description

Unknown Device Identifier will identify unknown devices in your system especially after you reinstall your system and cannot figure out what all those yellow question mark labeled devices really are. Help you search for workable drivers on the Internet. Driver backup is optional if you have all your device drivers installed.

Latest Reviews

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.01 on Jul 20, 2014

yes just install drivereasy

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v6.01 on Dec 18, 2008

Good concept, but poor execution.
You'd think that a program at v6.0 would atleast have a decent feature set..

For instance, it fails to detect my (unidentified) bluetooth dongle. All it shows is "Unknown Device" The details just say "PnpID: usb\unknown"! I mean, even my device manager shows more info than that ! (VID and PID). The irony is, its showing all the identified/known devices in my computer and not helping even a bit in the unidentified department! O_o

Speaking of identified devices, since this program is meant for unknown devices, it should at least, by default, hide the known ones? Or the least it can do is categorize them so that we can zero in on the unknown device? But no, when you launch the program you're bombarded with all the little things that are even remotely considered devices. Not that's its a bad thing, but the way its presented makes it a bad thing. At least give us some icons for crying out loud!

The final nail in the coffin is the driver search feature. What does it do? Here's a secret : It opens up a Google page and searches for "Unknown Device Driver Download .exe OR .zip". :O
The dev should have had enough sense to atleast have it search by the device VID/PID in such cases.

At the end of the day, I still rely on my trusty Device Manager.

Don't get me wrong though, this program works great in cases like identifying a device which would have otherwise not been identified just because you didn't install the chipset drivers (aka, good at identifying common devices, say, like the intel gfx chipset), but in a real world scenario where the device IDs aren't present in its database, this program is of no use.

Dwiebelhaus

Dwiebelhaus reviewed v5.02 on May 11, 2006

Not a virus detected nor any spyware , have been using this program for years , new version is slick but the ad on close is suspect , one more click but not near as bad as ccleaner's new bs or gawd forbid the new driverguide.

Bachalor

Bachalor reviewed v4.00 on Jun 27, 2004

It works fine and it has help me (by the way....I tested it with my KASPERSKY scanner, it is not virus or trojan inside)

PWT999

PWT999 reviewed v1.60 on Oct 15, 2003

http://www.moosoft.com/index.php (The Cleaner) Database 3401) Oct 15th 03 reports Trojan 'UDI' in this program, you may want to check this for yourself as the information here is based upon 'Moosoft's' diagnosis of the infection.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (13 votes)
Your Rating
CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.01 on Jul 20, 2014

yes just install drivereasy

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v6.01 on Dec 18, 2008

Good concept, but poor execution.
You'd think that a program at v6.0 would atleast have a decent feature set..

For instance, it fails to detect my (unidentified) bluetooth dongle. All it shows is "Unknown Device" The details just say "PnpID: usb\unknown"! I mean, even my device manager shows more info than that ! (VID and PID). The irony is, its showing all the identified/known devices in my computer and not helping even a bit in the unidentified department! O_o

Speaking of identified devices, since this program is meant for unknown devices, it should at least, by default, hide the known ones? Or the least it can do is categorize them so that we can zero in on the unknown device? But no, when you launch the program you're bombarded with all the little things that are even remotely considered devices. Not that's its a bad thing, but the way its presented makes it a bad thing. At least give us some icons for crying out loud!

The final nail in the coffin is the driver search feature. What does it do? Here's a secret : It opens up a Google page and searches for "Unknown Device Driver Download .exe OR .zip". :O
The dev should have had enough sense to atleast have it search by the device VID/PID in such cases.

At the end of the day, I still rely on my trusty Device Manager.

Don't get me wrong though, this program works great in cases like identifying a device which would have otherwise not been identified just because you didn't install the chipset drivers (aka, good at identifying common devices, say, like the intel gfx chipset), but in a real world scenario where the device IDs aren't present in its database, this program is of no use.

Dwiebelhaus

Dwiebelhaus reviewed v5.02 on May 11, 2006

Not a virus detected nor any spyware , have been using this program for years , new version is slick but the ad on close is suspect , one more click but not near as bad as ccleaner's new bs or gawd forbid the new driverguide.

Bachalor

Bachalor reviewed v4.00 on Jun 27, 2004

It works fine and it has help me (by the way....I tested it with my KASPERSKY scanner, it is not virus or trojan inside)

PWT999

PWT999 reviewed v1.60 on Oct 15, 2003

http://www.moosoft.com/index.php (The Cleaner) Database 3401) Oct 15th 03 reports Trojan 'UDI' in this program, you may want to check this for yourself as the information here is based upon 'Moosoft's' diagnosis of the infection.

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