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Should I remove DriverScan 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
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Average installed length: 501.87 days


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DriverScan 2012


DriverScan 2012 is a software program developed by DriverGuide.com. 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 driverscan.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 5.29 MB (5,545,087 bytes). The installed file auto_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 XP. While about 55% of users of DriverScan 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Greece.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: members.driverguide.com/index.php?action=doc&page=home__scan__help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\driverguide\driverscan
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DriverGuide\DriverScan\setup.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 5.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriverScan 2012

Program executable:driverscan.exe
Name:DriverScan 2012
Path:C:\Program Files\driverguide\driverscan\driverscan.exe
Additional files:
  • Campari.Software.Core.dll (by Campari Software) - Campari Software Common Library for .NET 2.0 (Campari Software Common Library for .NET 2.0 Core)
  • SafeWebBrowser.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - SafeWebBrowser
  • SetupApiWrapper.dll (by mal) - SetupApi
  • auto_updater.exe
  • driverscan_setup.exe
  • DriverScanTrayApp.exe (by Microsoft) - DriverScanTrayApp
  • 7z.dll
  • DriverScanX.exe
  • force_driver_install.exe - Forces install of a driver package
  • force_driver_install_x64.exe
  • HardwareHelperLib.dll - HardwareHelperLib
  • JsonFx.dll (by http://jsonfx.net) - JsonFx v2 (JsonFx)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • SevenZipSharp.dll (by Markovtsev Vadim) - SevenZipSharp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverScan.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverScan Periodic Scan' (runs daily at 6:44 PM).
  • auto_updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverScan Updater' (runs daily at 11:34 PM).

How do I remove DriverScan 2012?

Quickly and completely remove DriverScan 2012 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DriverScan 2012 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 DriverScan 2012, 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 DriverScan 2012.

Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.22%
Windows XP 22.22%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.17%
  Germany 6.90%
  Greece 6.90%
  Netherlands 6.90%
  Australia 3.45%
  DK 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  India 3.45%
  Norway 3.45%
  Romania 3.45%
  Uruguay 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
ASUS 15.38%
Sony 7.69%
Samsung 7.69%
MSI 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Intel 7.69%
Gateway 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Common models
Samsung R540/R580/R780/SA... 6.67%
OLIDATA CHILE S.A. Pegatr... 6.67%
MSI MS-7309 6.67%
Micro-Star MS-7536 6.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 6.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 6.67%


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