77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove SlimDrivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #455
United States Rank #658
Reach 1.6765%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.34 days
364.14 days >
Average installed length: 191.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.3.1 5.06%
2.3.0 0.03%
2.2.45206 10.62%
2.2.44488 2.14%
2.2.32705 50.60%
2.2.32534 0.72%
2.2.30877 7.99%
2.2.30423 1.84%
2.2.30085 1.30%
2.2.29897 1.03%
2.2.29035 4.68%
2.2.28413 2.77%
2.2.27236 3.10%
2.2.27042 0.59%
2.2.25937 3.61%
2.2.25845 0.08%
2.2.24428 0.49%
2.2.22481 0.45%
2.2.22316 0.09%
2.2.22117 0.11%
2.2.21833 0.10%
2.2.21614 0.05%
2.2.20441 0.34%
2.2.19125 0.56%
2.2.18283 0.64%
2.2.17993 0.03%
2.2.17803 0.01%
2.2.17636 0.01%
2.2.17058 0.03%
2.2.16965 0.01%
2.2.16915 0.01%
2.2.16796 0.00%
2.2.14752 0.26%
2.2.14607 0.02%
2.2.14197 0.11%
2.2.13867 0.03%
2.2.13436 0.03%
2.2.13262 0.00%
2.2.13221 0.01%
2.2.12567 0.02%
2.2.12445 0.00%
2.2.4157 0.10%
2.2.4130 0.03%
2.2.4118 0.03%
2.2.4117 0.00%
2.0.4103 0.02%
2.0.4096 0.04%
2.0.4090 0.01%
2.0.4058 0.04%
2.0.4037 0.01%
1.0.4046 0.03%
55 versions

SlimDrivers

What is SlimDrivers?  (from SlimWare Utilities)

SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology. The first cloud-based utility for updating and maintaining drivers, SlimDrivers provides instant optimization of the interaction between a computer and its system components and periperhals, such as printers, graphic and sound ...  Read more

Overview

SlimDrivers is a program developed by SlimWare Utilities. The most used version is 2.2.32705, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 SlimDrivers.exe. The software installer includes 86 files and is usually about 16.26 MB (17,053,067 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 39% of users of SlimDrivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.driverupdate.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{63FBED9C-D995-47DC-A12D-843C570377DC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SlimDrivers

Program executable:SlimDrivers.exe
Name:SlimDrivers
Path:C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe
MD5:01b87ca8da1df33bae2a32266024e855
Additional files:
  • SlimDrivers.exe - SlimDrivers Application (SlimDrivers)
  • unifiedlogger.dll - UnifiedLogger (SlimWare UnifiedLogger)
  • slimdrivers-22setup.exe - SlimDrivers (SlimDrivers Setup)
  • slimdrivers-setup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • slimdrivers.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFC2B7BC-A8E8-4E48-A2D5-8BD5359EB32D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • slimdrivers.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SlimDrivers Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • slimdrivers.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SlimDrivers' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe" -boot.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • slimdrivers.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SlimDrivers' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe" -boot.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SlimDrivers.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe'.
Network connections
  • slimdrivers.exe connects to ec2-50-19-111-73.compute-1.amazonaws.com (50.19.111.73 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

slimdrivers.exe
Memory:9.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0099287111%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00154640%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00838231%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,158,736
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:49
70 average
I/O reads/min:53 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:159 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove SlimDrivers?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.85%
Windows 8 26.46%
Windows XP 7.06%
Windows Vista 4.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.85%
Windows 8.1 7.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.84%
  Germany 14.27%
  Brazil 7.04%
  United Kingdom 5.34%
  Canada 2.92%
  Italy 2.61%
  Sweden 1.78%
  Australia 1.50%
  France 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Austria 1.15%
  Poland 1.14%
  MA 1.09%
  Spain 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.93%
Acer 20.36%
Dell 19.98%
ASUS 8.85%
GIGABYTE 8.42%
Toshiba 5.48%
Samsung 4.03%
Lenovo 3.67%
American Megatrends 1.62%
Intel 1.42%
Medion 1.20%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.96%
ASUS All Series 4.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.81%

About SlimWare Utilities

SlimWare Utilities produces cleaning and optimization programs whose products center on using crowd-sourced feedback to generate reviews and evaluations of other programs.
Publisher URL: www.slimwareutilities.com

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Maryover a year ago
I cannot remove or uninstall SlimDrivers from my windows 7 computer. I've tried lots of times.
user comment
sandysover a year ago
I have tried to uninstall the driver program several times-it will not uninstall!