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Should I remove Driver Wizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,371
United States Rank #11,541
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.47 days
603.89 days >
Average installed length: 317.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1 100.00%

Driver Wizard v3.1

What is Driver Wizard?

DriverWizard is an application designed to check the computer's installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.

About  (from DriverWizard)

Your computer is an amazingly powerful tool that lets you connect thousands of different peripherals and devices. A Windows PC lets you scan photos, print newsletters, download camera pictures, use webcams and do it all without leaving your home. Device Drivers are the software piece you need to make it all work.
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Overview

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 main program executable is DriverWizard.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 20.1 MB (21,072,971 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.driverwizard.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Wizard\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Driver Wizard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Wizard v3.1

Program executable:DriverWizard.exe
Name:Driver Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver Wizard\DriverWizard.exe
MD5:33433d67602b76d4dcd1d90ce442fd92
Additional files:
  • DWUninstaller.exe - Driver Wizard Uninstaller
  • DWSmartScan.exe - Driver Wizard SmartScan
  • DWLauncher.exe - Driver Wizard Launcher
  • DWSchedule.exe - Driver Wizard Schedule
  • DWTray.exe - Driver Wizard Tray
  • DriverWizard.exe - Driver Wizard
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverWizard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D94970E9-3425-4C5D-910A-5E370BA7F234}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DWTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Wizard Schedule.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DWLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Wizard' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Wizard\DWLauncher.exe.

How do I remove Driver Wizard?

Quickly and completely remove Driver Wizard v3.1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Driver Wizard v3.1 from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Driver Wizard 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 Wizard v3.1, 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 Wizard.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.71%
Windows 8 44.44%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows XP 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows 8.1 29.33%
Windows 8 5.33%
Windows 7 Professional 5.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.52%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  Canada 2.18%
  Australia 1.75%
  South Africa 0.87%
  New Zealand 0.44%
  Germany 0.44%
  Ireland 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 25.83%
Acer 9.17%
Toshiba 7.50%
Lenovo 5.83%
ASUS 5.00%
GIGABYTE 3.33%
Alienware 3.33%
Gateway 3.33%
Intel 1.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.59%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
Dell XPS 8300 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.72%

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