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Should I remove DriverHive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,406
United States Rank #17,706
Reach 0.0069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.64 days
225.34 days >
Average installed length: 118.40 days

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What is DriverHive?  (from Bootstrap Development,)

DriverHive maintains and improves your PC's performance and stability by ensuring your device drivers are always up-to-date. 80% of PC crashes are caused by outdated or conflicting device drivers. Out of date and incorrect system drivers can lead to driver conflicts, system errors, system crashes, poor operation, and s...  Read more


DriverHive is a program developed by Bootstrap Development,. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 driverhive.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 9.34 MB (9,788,929 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 70% of users of DriverHive come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bootstrapdevelopment.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DriverHive\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DriverHive\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriverHive

Program executable:driverhive.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\driverhive\driverhive.exe
Additional files:
  • DriverHiveTray.exe - DriverHive

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverHive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{778DBCA8-B802-4526-8251-860F69B72798}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DriverHiveTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DriverHiveTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\DriverHive\DriverHiveTray.exe.
Network connections
  • DriverHiveTray.exe connects to ec2-23-21-215-51.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:1.3407625799%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.93541575%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.40534683%
0.015104% average
Memory:7.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0295141516%
Kernel CPU:0.02368250%
User CPU:0.00583165%

How do I remove DriverHive?

Quickly and completely remove DriverHive from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DriverHive 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 DriverHive, 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 DriverHive.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Server 2003 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.89%
Windows 8 19.59%
Windows XP 8.25%
Windows Vista 8.25%
Windows Server 2003 1.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.28%
Windows 7 Professional 9.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.19%
Windows 8 4.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.70%
  Iran 4.55%
  India 3.03%
  Germany 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Canada 1.52%
  Portugal 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  UA 1.52%
  Belgium 0.76%
  DK 0.76%
  DZ 0.76%
  Estonia 0.76%
  Finland 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.58%
Acer 22.54%
Dell 19.72%
ASUS 8.45%
Toshiba 8.45%
Lenovo 2.82%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.28%
VIA M266A. 1.28%
velocitymicro velocitymic... 1.28%


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