3 out of 5 with 8 ratings

DriverPack Solution Reviews

Crapware! Avoid

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It installs itself, but doesn't provide an uninstaller, it tries to add crapware. Avoid at all costs

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Installed spyware and crapware

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So there's no quality control on their drivers it seems!
Installed spyware, toolbars everywhere! Hooray...

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Two versions

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Check the Softpedia page:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/DriverPack-Solution-Professional.shtml

The full version is free and open source and checked to be clean. It does offer to install common apps you may or may not want. The lite version is ad-supported and may be why WOT ratings are bad (see in-depth Softpedia review). WOT is unreliable, this shouldn't be flagged as dangerous.

[Edited by Tanath, July 26]

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https://code.google.com/p/driverpacksolution/

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As of August 2013, this software is being flagged as bad by WOT.com. However, this software is open source. If you have any doubts of getting it from drp.su, download it from code.google.com and look at the source yourself before running it. It's developed by Russians, but the neat thing about logic is it works the same no matter where you are. From glancing around at the source, I don't see anything bad with it.

It queries the hardware and compares that with other open source implementations like http://pciids.sourceforge.net/

That's clearly shown at https://code.google.com/p/driverpacksolution/source/browse/stable/dev_db/Audio_x86_906.1.txt

It's essentially a lspci/lsusb (VBS, VisualBASIC Script) + modprobe (drivers) for Windows.

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DRPSu11: Download of 2.85 GB driver-files to C:\Users\

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Big disadvantage of version 11 (not version 10):

  • Download of 2.85 GB driver-files to C:\Users\UserName\Documents\DRPSu11-Final (not selectable).
    A portable app should not install or download so many files in a C-folder, which you cannot select. Because of this I uninstalled all DRPSu-files, removed my like for DRPSu and the tag "portable" for versions 11 and later.
  • I prefer driver update solutions, which download only the drivers from internet, which are needed on my computer, e.g. DriverMax (1), Driver Easy (2) or Device Doctor (3)
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The best driver tool

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For me the best. Automatic and great results and...OPEN SOURCE, 99% of drivers are in his database. Dowload full version I recommend.

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DRPSu: Hands away! Installation of Russian programs + 2.85GB

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Hands away from DRPSu: Installation of Russian programs and 2.85GB-files on C without asking!
Driver Pack Solution (version 11) seems to be a very good Driver Update software, if it would not do automatical installations and updates in Russian language on Drive C, although DRPSu until version 10 was a portable app:

  1. My German Mozilla FireFox was updated to a Russian version

  2. An application "Punto Switcher" was installed in a Russian version without asking or explaining the purpose of it . The uninstallation procedure was also in Russian language: very difficult for non-Russians.

  3. The 3rd disadvantage of version 11 (not version 10) in my eyes: Download of 2.85 GB driver-files in C:\Users\UserName\Documents\DRPSu11-Final (not selectable). A portable app should not install or download so many files in a C-folder, which you cannot select.
    Because of this I uninstalled all DRPSu-files, removed my like for DRPSu and the tag "portable" for versions 11 and later. I prefer driver update solutions, which download only the drivers from internet, which are needed on my computer, e.g. DriverMax (1), Driver Easy (2) or Device Doctor (3).

  4. I do not like apps, which update BOTH drivers AND some apps, as DRPSu does, because such programs take over the control about your computer. It is not transparent, which apps are updated automatically.

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Thanks!

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This Application is the best for searching of Drivers for unknown Hardware!
It also download and install it automated!
Great work!

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