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Should I remove DriverFinder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,029
United States Rank #5,462
Reach 0.0889%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.67 days
314.62 days >
Average installed length: 165.31 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.6.1 0.56%
3.6.0 8.50%
3.5.0 40.82%
3.2.0 16.52%
3.0.0 4.73%
2.1.0 20.29%
2.0.4 5.61%

DriverFinder

What is DriverFinder?  (from DeskToolsSoft)

DriverFinder is an advanced driver scanning, updating and downloading utility for Windows-based PCs. Individual drivers may be available freely by manually visiting device manufacturer websites.

Overview

DriverFinder is a program developed by DeskToolsSoft. The most used version is 3.5.0, 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 DriverFinder.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 9.2 MB (9,644,974 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 47% of users of DriverFinder come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DriverFinder.
DriverFinder.exe (8857b9a2823bdb518f54a8400aa2c85c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 Hoax.W32.ArchSMS
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6185 HW32.Packed
CMC Antivirus 1.1.0.977 Trojan.Win32.VBKrypt!O
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7208 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.O
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

URL: driverfinderpro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\driverfinder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DriverFinder\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriverFinder

Program executable:DriverFinder.exe
Name:DriverFinder
Path:C:\Program Files\driverfinder\DriverFinder.exe
MD5:c4fef2a8089e87121b640280212c0085
Additional files:
  • DriverFinder.exe - DriverFinder
  • Resource.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverFinder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57612DB-FF44-46F5-AB46-E659A1FD6CE0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverFinder.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverFinder.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverFinder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverFinder' and executes as C:\Program Files\DriverFinder\DriverFinder.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DriverFinder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DriverFinder\DriverFinder.exe'.

How do I remove DriverFinder?

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Or, you can uninstall DriverFinder 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 DriverFinder, 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 DriverFinder.
  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8.1 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.82%
Windows 8 24.94%
Windows Vista 11.07%
Windows XP 4.09%
Windows 8.1 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.10%
Windows 8.1 10.38%
Windows 7 Professional 10.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.43%
  Germany 21.08%
  Canada 4.74%
  United Kingdom 3.14%
  Netherlands 3.00%
  Australia 2.20%
  France 1.67%
  Sweden 1.60%
  DK 1.27%
  Belgium 1.20%
  DZ 1.20%
  Austria 0.87%
  New Zealand 0.73%
  MA 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.22%
Dell 20.61%
Acer 17.98%
ASUS 6.92%
Toshiba 6.92%
Medion 5.39%
GIGABYTE 4.29%
Lenovo 3.87%
Samsung 3.73%
Intel 2.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.03%
ASUS All Series 2.03%

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