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Should I remove Driver Whiz?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
40% remove it60% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,845
United States Rank #9,671
Reach 0.0360%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.07 days
90.60 days >
Average installed length: 47.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.1 18.97%
8.0.1 81.03%

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Driver Whiz

What is Driver Whiz?  (from 383 Media)

Driver Whiz scans your computer system and hardware devices to locate the most up-to-date drivers from a database of over 11 million drivers. Driver Whiz adds hundreds of new drivers every day to the database. Driver Whiz has a built in driver backup wizard so you will never need to manually backup your drivers ever ag...  Read more

Overview

Driver Whiz is a software program developed by 383 Media. The most common release is 8.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named DriverWhiz.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 4.86 MB (5,091,670 bytes). The installed file DriverWhiz.Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 53% of users of Driver Whiz come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Driver Whiz
URL: www.driverwhiz.com
Help link: ##COMPANY_CONTACT_URL##
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{97BBECCF-B1FD-4010-8D4B-EFC9E3CCEECF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Whiz

Program executable:DriverWhiz.exe
Name:Driver Whiz
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\DriverWhiz.exe
MD5:4091a45aadf21714afea063c76009de1
Additional files:
  • interop.wuapilib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.Communication.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters) - Driver Detective
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.ExceptionLogging.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters) - Client.ExceptionLogging
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Common.dll - Common
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.ExceptionLogging.dll
  • DriverWhiz.exe
  • DriverWhiz.Updater.exe - Driver Detective Updater
  • ISUninstall.exe - ISUninstall
  • DriversHQ.ThemePack.DriverWhiz.dll - DriverWhiz
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.Communication.XmlSerializers.dll
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.Client.ExceptionLogging.XmlSerializers.dll
  • XPBurnComponent.dll - XPBurn component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverWhiz.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Detective-RTMUpdater' (runs weekly on Mondays at 5:14 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverWhiz.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Detective' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\DriverWhiz.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false.

How do I remove Driver Whiz?

Quickly and completely remove Driver Whiz 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 Whiz 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 Whiz, 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 Whiz.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.48%
Windows Vista 21.98%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 8 6.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.17%
Windows 7 Professional 7.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.72%
  Germany 6.80%
  Italy 6.12%
  United Kingdom 5.10%
  Australia 3.74%
  Canada 3.74%
  France 3.40%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Belgium 2.04%
  Spain 2.04%
  Sweden 2.04%
  Israel 1.36%
  DK 1.02%
  Portugal 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Dell 23.53%
Acer 19.12%
Toshiba 8.82%
GIGABYTE 6.62%
ASUS 5.15%
American Megatrends 2.21%
Samsung 2.21%
Medion 1.47%
MSI 1.47%
Common models
Dell Dell DM061 3.51%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.75%
Dell Studio 1747 1.75%

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