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Should I remove Driver Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #307
United States Rank #500
Reach 2.2672%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.36 days
630.01 days >
Average installed length: 331.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v1.0 0.00%
v0.3.1 0.70%
Beta 4.0 0.28%
Beta 3.0 1.69%
Beta 2.0 1.43%
1.5 13.44%
1.4 20.34%
1.3.1 0.00%
1.3 16.02%
1.2 18.15%
1.1 13.16%
1.0 13.01%
0.1 1.77%

Typically installed together

Other programs by IObit

Driver Booster

What is Driver Booster?  (from IObit)

Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and installs the right update for you with just ONE click, saving you loads of time. Moreover, it's specially designed to tweak drivers for best gaming ...  Read more

Overview

Driver Booster is a program developed by IObit. The most used version is 1.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is driverbooster.exe. The software installer includes 75 files and is usually about 650.74 MB (682,345,355 bytes). AUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Driver Booster come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 650.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Booster

Program executable:driverbooster.exe
Name:Driver Booster
Signed by:IObit Information Technology
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\driver booster\driverbooster.exe
MD5:91ee1d4004b747b7392d00dd9c5240af
Additional files:
  • TaskMgr.dll - IObit TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library
  • Register.dll - IObit Register Dynamic Link Library
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • Promote.exe - Advanced SystemCare
  • Driver_Booster_FreeSoftwareDownloader.exe - IObit Downloader
  • IObitDownloader.exe
  • AUpdate.exe - Driver Booster (Driver Booster v1 Update)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Driver Booster Updater
  • AutoupdateFixer.exe
  • bigupgrade_0619.exe - Driver Booster Setup
  • db14_szgg.exe
  • DBPro.exe
  • Deployer.exe - Driver Booster Deployment
  • driver_booster_setup.exe
  • DriverBooster - Copy.exe
  • driverbooster-jp-setup_1_3_0.exe
  • driver-booster-setup.exe
  • MakeSFX.exe - Driver Self-extracting Maker
  • Scheduler.exe - Driver Booster Scheduler
  • SetupHlp.exe - Driver Booster Setup Helper
  • SkipUacExec.exe
  • SkipUacTask.exe
  • SysRest.dll - System Restore Tools
  • UpdateDB.exe - Driver Database Updater
  • Zip.dll - Zip Library
  • datastate.dll - Runtime Library for ASC
  • BigUpgrade.exe - UpgradeTip (Show new DB function)
  • BUpdate.exe - BUpdate
  • FfSweep.dll - Privacy Library
  • FixPlugin.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • webres.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverBooster.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Booster SkipUAC (ronok)'.
  • SkipUacExec.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{508F5BCF-F7A1-4495-9FE9-DDF618F51DDF}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F39C5BF-7841-4895-A152-18A437152873}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • DriverBooster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Startup.
  • Scheduler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Scan.
  • AutoUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Update.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverBooster.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Booster' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\IObit\DRIVER BOOSTER\DRIVERBOOSTER.EXE.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DriverBooster.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\DriverBooster.exe'.
Network connections
  • DriverBooster.exe connects to 72.21.92.20 (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

DriverBooster.exe
Memory:84.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014344536%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048132%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00095313%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:511,509
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:57
70 average
I/O reads/min:21.57 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11.55 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Driver Booster?

Quickly and completely remove Driver Booster from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Driver Booster from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Driver Booster, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Driver Booster.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.74%
Windows 8 27.06%
Windows XP 6.62%
Windows Vista 4.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.62%
Windows 8.1 8.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.93%
  Germany 5.83%
  United Kingdom 5.07%
  Brazil 4.68%
  Italy 3.84%
  Canada 2.93%
  MA 2.41%
  France 2.39%
  Australia 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Finland 1.49%
  DZ 1.42%
  Sweden 1.41%
  Belgium 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.62%
Dell 19.66%
Acer 19.34%
ASUS 9.88%
Toshiba 7.54%
GIGABYTE 6.56%
Samsung 3.88%
Lenovo 3.18%
Intel 1.38%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Sahara 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.60%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.92%
ASUS All Series 2.52%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com

comments4 comments

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Tom (I do not moan about free software)over a year ago
Despite the negative comments posted about driver booster, Ihave been using this program for 5 months without a problem !!!! N.B. It is free and it WORKS so try it and, if you don't like it, uninstall. If your system crashed, try looking for the real culprit as I do !!
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George.over a year ago
Poor compared with toolkit does not do its job i paid $29-00 way too much. Really does nothing until it want's you to buy and once you do so nothing much happens from there on in
user comment
Georgeover a year ago
I am not sure it does what it say's it does.
user comment
teeceeover a year ago
This software crashed my computer. Windows 7, 64 bit, would not boot up, once you signed in it would shut down, I ended up having to do a system restore and a complete backup of my computer. I completely deleted this from my system. Their uninstaller works great though.