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IOBit Driver Booster

Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and...

  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows
Avg rating of 3.5 (11)| 12 comments

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  • Developed byIOBit
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives41 alternatives listed

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  • English

Our users have written 12 comments and reviews about IOBit Driver Booster, and it has gotten 49 likes

IOBit Driver Booster was added to AlternativeTo by paulander on and this page was last updated . IOBit Driver Booster is sometimes referred to as Driver Booster.

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GregariousJB
  
Top positive comment ago
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EDIT 1/3/2019: I no longer use IOBit Driver Booster. I use Snappy Driver Installer. The interface is a bit clunkier but the accuracy is much better, and it's easy to make a restore point before each install just in case shit hits the fan.

I've tried SlimDrivers, DriverMax, and Unknown Device Identifier, and IOBit's Driver Booster has been the best experience - however, it's not perfect. It still missed 2 unknown drivers - an unknown "USB Controller" driver and one other that I had to Google manually using the hardware IDs. Furthermore, my keyboard and mouse both lag after my computer boots into the logon screen, causing me to wait for ~10 seconds before being able to type in my password. Also, my PC's POST now lags for ~20 seconds before the BIOS start screen (it used to be ~2 seconds). Not major issues, but issues nonetheless.

That being said, I'd recommend using IOBit to update drivers to fix a known problem rather than just to update everything for the sake of updating. You'll likely run into new problems if you just select everything and update it all at once. It may actually benefit you to keep the "Extremely Old" driver that was made in 2006, because that's the most compatible with all your other hardware.

And for the love of science, do a System Restore Point first.

[Edited by GregariousJB, January 03]

[Edited by GregariousJB, January 03]

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kfua
  
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Great software to update your drivers.

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TheMoment
  
Top negative comment ago
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You really need to listen to what I have to say before you install IOBit Driver Booster, and search Google and see the negative reviews from thousands of people)

I installed Driver Booster and let it search my Windows 8.1 PC and check the drivers and update, what it said was "old ones". This is how the nightmare began.

It doesn't use the manufacturers drivers like you would think it does. It installs modificated drivers with IOBits malicious code in them. It will also start to replace Windows files with their own and also deletes restore points and add a lot of registry entries.

When I saw this I tried to uninstall it since I thought it would restore all important files and drivers it replaced.

But it did not do that! It did also leave files on my hard drive and register entries. Why don’t it uninstall completely IOBits? You know this will create problems for the users.

When I then restarted my PC it wasn't working at all, applications crashed and Windows was completely broken in all kind of ways. I tried to update drivers manually, deleting everything I could find on the hard drive and the registry, but it's simply impossible to get everything removed. It changes so many core files that you have to install Windows again to get your computer working.

And it adds hidden admin accounts, who knows what it does in the background.

You should go to the manufacturers websites to download and update the drivers, don’t trust third party applications and absolutely not IOBit Driver Booster.

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lhprissi
  
Review ago
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In some pcs it may be good, I never liked the idea to trust in a software to install the drivers, but I gave it a go, and... The PC that I tested it have become slugish after I updated the drivers with it, any input from the keyboard would take forever, I've used the free version and thought it was funny that it offered an month old GPU (7th gen intel) driver because it was the free version, I thought it would be ok, but this driver was the problem, I've manually downloaded and installed another driver directly from intel and then everithing was like it would be again... With this experience I cant say this software is trustworthy and I think I was lucky that my problem was only on the GPU driver...

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amritendu07
  
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I like it because it installs the drivers! There are few free software that downloads the driver and tell me to install manually!

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mehranesen
  
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Interface is very sleek and it works just find without paying anything, but it has occured to me that other softwares could provide newer drivers.

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Shojimeguro
  
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Bloatware with Limited Database for Free Users

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    EDIT 1/3/2019: I no longer use IOBit Driver Booster. I use Snappy Driver Installer. The interface is a bit clunkier but the accuracy is much better, and it's easy to make a restore point before each install just in case shit hits the fan. I've tried SlimDrivers, DriverMax, and Unknown Device Identifier, and IOBit's Driver Booster has been the best experience - however, it's not perfect. It still missed 2 unknown drivers - an unknown "USB Controller" driver and one other that I had to Google manually using the hardware IDs. Furthermore, my keyboard and mouse both lag after my computer boots into the logon screen, causing me to wait for ~10 seconds before being able to type in my password. Also, my PC's POST now lags for ~20 seconds before the BIOS start screen (it used to be ~2 seconds). Not major issues, but issues nonetheless. That being said, I'd recommend using IOBit to update drivers to fix a known problem rather than just to update everything for the sake of updating. You'll likely run into new problems if you just select everything and update it all at once. It may actually benefit you to keep the "Extremely Old" driver that was made in 2006, because that's the most compatible with all your other hardware. And for the love of science, do a System Restore Point first. _[Edited by GregariousJB, January 03]_ _[Edited by GregariousJB, January 03]_
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    lhprissi reviewed IOBit Driver Booster
    In some pcs it may be good, I never liked the idea to trust in a software to install the drivers, but I gave it a go, and... The PC that I tested it have become slugish after I updated the drivers with it, any input from the keyboard would take forever, I've used the free version and thought it was funny that it offered an month old GPU (7th gen intel) driver because it was the free version, I thought it would be ok, but this driver was the problem, I've manually downloaded and installed another driver directly from intel and then everithing was like it would be again... With this experience I cant say this software is trustworthy and I think I was lucky that my problem was only on the GPU driver...
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