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What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,617
United States Rank #2,390
Reach 0.5410%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.72 days
345.71 days >
Average installed length: 181.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.12.5 0.03%
4.0.12.4 9.69%
4.0.12.2 7.66%
4.0.12.1 2.12%
4.0.12.0 3.73%
4.0.11.2 6.62%
4.0.11.1 10.27%
4.0.11.0 13.19%
4.0.10.0 46.69%

DriverScanner

What is DriverScanner?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free system scan to locate outdated device drivers which may be causing system instability."

About  (from Uniblue Systems Ltd)

Old drivers may cause a range of problems, from diminished hardware functionality to conflicts and system crashes. Although drivers are available for free and can be updated manually, identifying outdated drivers can take a long time. Moreover, pinpointing just the right driver from the manufacturer's website, download...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 4.0.10.0, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named driverscanner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 22.32 MB (23,403,842 bytes).
DriverScanner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.uniblue.com
Help link: support.uniblue.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriverScanner

Program executable:driverscanner.exe
Name:DriverScanner
Uniblue DriverScanner
Path:C:\Program Files\uniblue\driverscanner\driverscanner.exe
MD5:9e704507a748a0844467872d74479b25
Additional files:
  • ds_track_install.exe - DriverScanner Install Tracker (Uniblue DriverScanner Install Tracker)
  • ds_move_serial.exe - DriverScanner Serial Mover (Uniblue DriverScanner Serial Mover)
  • dsnotifier.exe - DriverScanner Notifier (Uniblue DriverScanner Notifier)
  • DriverScanner.dll - Uniblue DriverScanner
  • dsmonitor.exe - DriverScanner Monitor (Uniblue DriverScanner Monitor)
  • thirdpartyinstaller.exe - thirdpartyinstaller (Uniblue Third Party Installer)
  • ds_ubm.exe - DriverScanner ubm (Uniblue DriverScanner ubm)
  • Launcher.exe - Uniblue Launcher
  • cwebpage.dll
  • DriverInstaller32.exe
  • InstallerExtensions.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • UninstallHelper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • dsmonitor.exe is scheduled as a task named 'dsmonitor'.
  • driverscanner.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6D6B6CA-D2AA-41B4-B64D-2CDAB8B7318B}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • driverscanner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverScanner.
  • dsmonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dsmonitor.
  • thirdpartyinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Installer for mypcbackup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverScanner' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\launcher.exe" delay 20000.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'DriverScanner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\launcher.exe" -w.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • driverscanner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\driverscanner.exe'.
  • dsmonitor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\dsmonitor.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dsmonitor.exe
Memory:14.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0063618614%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00258668%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00377519%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:381,541
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.91 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove DriverScanner?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.84%
Windows 8 19.41%
Windows XP 8.26%
Windows Vista 6.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.49%
Windows 7 Professional 8.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.06%
Windows 8 4.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.21%
  Germany 6.91%
  United Kingdom 4.40%
  Italy 3.35%
  Canada 2.81%
  France 2.43%
  Saudi Arabia 2.32%
  MA 2.16%
  Israel 1.89%
  Australia 1.78%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Spain 1.62%
  Belgium 1.38%
  India 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.31%
Dell 21.37%
Acer 16.92%
ASUS 8.53%
Toshiba 8.48%
GIGABYTE 6.49%
Samsung 4.68%
Lenovo 3.15%
American Megatrends 1.58%
Intel 1.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.50%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.63%

About Uniblue Systems Ltd

Uniblue is a developer of software utilities, designed to improve performance to PC users and is one of the biggest software companies with products which include RegistryBooster, SpeedUpMyPC, DriverScanner and PowerSuite.
Publisher URL: www.uniblue.com

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