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Preventon Driver Updater

What is Preventon Driver Updater?  (from Preventon Technologies Limited)

Our Driver Updater scans your computer for out of date drivers. Preventon Driver Updater was the best way to update the drivers for my PC, It is easy to use and I am one very happy user. Performance - using outdated drivers can cause instability and a slower PC. Protection from damage - creating a restore point will pr...  Read more


Preventon Driver Updater is a program developed by Preventon Technologies Limited. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 5.38 MB (5,638,601 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Preventon Driver Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.preventon.com/driver-updater
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Preventon\DriverUpdater\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A7B0C638-2A1C-4A68-85BC-234B03DD2188}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.38 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Preventon Driver Updater

  • updater.exe - Preventon Driver Updater Updater
  • DriverHiveEngine.dll (by Bootstrap Development) - DriverHive Engine
  • DriverUpdater.exe
  • DPInst32.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • DPInst64.exe (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Preventon Driver Updater Autostart.

How do I remove Preventon Driver Updater?

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

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Brazil 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 66.67%


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