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Should I remove Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,608
United States Rank #29,423
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.86 days
467.81 days >
Average installed length: 245.80 days

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007

What is Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007?

This is an application designed to check the computer's installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.

About  (from Driver-Soft)

Driver Genius is a professional driver management tool that features both driver management and hardware diagnostics. Driver Genius can detect and quickly backup drivers installed on the system. It can compress the backup drivers to a zip file, self extracting file or an independent executable auto installer program. Y...  Read more


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 drivergenius.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 7.59 MB (7,954,175 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.driver-soft.com
Help link: www.driver-soft.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007

Program executable:drivergenius.exe
Driver Genius Professional Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\driver-soft--\drivergenius\drivergenius.exe
Additional files:
  • TaskTray.exe - Driver Genius Task Scheduler
  • StarterW3i.exe - Driver Genius Starter
  • NvDriverTweak.exe - NvDriverTweak (NVIDIA Driver Tweak)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - LiveUpdate
  • LiveUpdate1.exe
  • SystemInfo.exe - SystemInfo
  • CodejockControls.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme Suite ActiveX Control Module
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverGenius.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9049B99-D317-4007-8BF2-AF5EE27CDBB1}' (runs on registration).
  • StarterW3i.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F9F47EE-62A6-4071-B666-A4A00B18012E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverGenius.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Genius.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TaskTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TaskTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\TaskTray.exe.
  • StarterW3i.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Starter' which loads as C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\StarterW3i.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:966 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044758887%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00357497%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00090092%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007?

You can uninstall Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007.

Win 7 (SP1) 37%
Win Server 2003 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.96%
Windows XP 41.26%
Windows Vista 12.59%
Windows 10 3.50%
Windows Server 2003 0.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.93%
Windows 7 Professional 7.80%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.52%
  Italy 7.14%
  Germany 5.84%
  Spain 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Argentina 3.90%
  Philippines 3.25%
  Iran 2.60%
  Mexico 2.60%
  Saudi Arabia 2.60%
  Brazil 1.95%
  Canada 1.95%
  France 1.95%
  LY 1.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.38%
Dell 22.62%
Hewlett-Packard 19.05%
Intel 10.71%
American Megatrends 5.95%
Sahara 4.76%
ASUS 2.38%
Sony 2.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.13%
Acer TravelMate 5742 2.13%
BIOSTAR Group G31-M7 TE 2.13%
ASUSTeK 1001HA 2.13%
Alienware M17x 1.06%
Acer Aspire 5570Z 1.06%

About (from Driver-Soft Inc.)

Our company owns many years of software developing experiences, advanced production designing and researching experiences.
Publisher URL: www.driver-soft.com


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