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Should I remove Driver Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,387
United States Rank #4,281
Reach 0.0566%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.5.0.1158 0.18%
3.0.3.1034 0.89%
2.3.0.797 51.69%
2.3.0.780 0.18%
2.2.0.536 47.06%

Typically installed together

Driver Installer

What is Driver Installer?

Driver Installer is the software used to manage and isntall the necessary drivers required for various Option wireless devices.

Overview

Driver Installer is a software program developed by Option NV. The most common release is 2.3.0.797, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 542 KB (555,008 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 89% of users of Driver Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.option.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Option\Driver Installer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F804CAE5-50B2-4646-803A-A428325237CA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 542 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Installer

  • Luc.dll - Luc Dynamic Link Library
  • gtdetectsc.exe - GtDetectSc

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • GtDetectSc.exe runs as a service named 'GtDetectSc' (GtDetectSc).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

gtdetectsc.exe
Memory:2.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003006049%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011151%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018909%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Driver Installer?

Quickly and completely remove Driver Installer 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 Installer 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 Installer, 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 Installer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.15%
Windows Vista 36.83%
Windows XP 12.63%
Windows 8 3.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 32.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.17%
Windows 7 Professional 9.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.32%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.43%
  Indonesia 6.48%
  Thailand 0.45%
  Kuwait 0.34%
  PR 0.34%
  Australia 0.23%
  Germany 0.23%
  United Kingdom 0.23%
  Netherlands 0.23%
  Sweden 0.23%
  United Arab Emirates 0.11%
  Brazil 0.11%
  Canada 0.11%
  Colombia 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.09%
Dell 29.13%
Toshiba 17.20%
Acer 9.17%
ASUS 2.06%
Sahara 1.83%
Gateway 1.61%
Sony 1.61%
Lenovo 1.15%
Samsung 0.69%
Alienware 0.46%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.99%
HP G60 Notebook PC 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.31%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.57%

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