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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,346
United States Rank #8,844
Reach 0.0229%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.65 days
402.75 days >
Average installed length: 211.62 days


VersionDistribution 1.33% 0.22% 3.77%
8.1 94.68%

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Driver Manager

What is Driver Manager?  (from PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc)

The Driver Manager software scans your PC to detect all connecting devices like monitor, mouse etc. to find out missing or obsolete drivers on the basis of the scan performed. Then it performs an extensive search on database of more than 10 million drivers to find out the latest and the most suitable counterpart based ...  Read more


Driver Manager is a software program developed by PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc. The most common release is 8.1, 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 primary executable is named DriverManager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 9.91 MB (10,394,500 bytes). The installed file DriverManager.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 10. While about 70% of users of Driver Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
Driver Manager 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

Displayed publisher: Driver Manager
URL: www.drivermanager.com
Help link: account.driversupport.com/support/contact?wlid=25
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Manager\Driver Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{177CD779-4EEC-43C5-8DEA-4E0EC103624B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Manager

Program executable:DriverManager.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver Manager\Driver Manager\DriverManager.exe
Additional files:
  • Agent.Common.dll - Driver Detective (Common)
  • Agent.Communication.dll
  • Agent.ExceptionLogging.dll - Client.ExceptionLogging
  • Common.dll - DriversHQ.Common
  • ExceptionLogging.dll
  • RuleEngine.dll
  • DriverSupport.exe - Driver Support
  • DriverManager.exe - DriverManager
  • DriverManager.Updater.exe - DriverManager Updater
  • DriverSupport.Updater.exe - DriverSupport (DriverSupport Updater)
  • Interop.WUApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • ThemePack.DriverManager.dll - ThemePack.DriverMonitor
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Agent.Common.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Agent.Communication.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Agent.ExceptionLogging.XmlSerializers.dll
  • XPBurnComponent.dll - XPBurn component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Manager-RTMScanRunOnce'.
  • DriverSupport.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8600B724-3CD0-4306-8AE5-E1B597187757}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • DriverManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Detective.
  • DriverSupport.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Detective.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • DriverManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Manager' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Manager\Driver Manager\DriverManager.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false.
  • DriverSupport.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Support' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Support\Driver Support\DriverSupport.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false.

How do I remove Driver Manager?

You can uninstall Driver Manager 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 Manager, 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 Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.43%
Windows 10 29.65%
Windows Vista 14.16%
Windows XP 3.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.78%
Windows 8.1 15.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.67%
Windows 10 Home 7.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.64%
  United Kingdom 9.86%
  Australia 7.98%
  Canada 4.85%
  New Zealand 2.19%
  France 2.03%
  Belgium 0.78%
  South Africa 0.47%
  Singapore 0.31%
  Switzerland 0.31%
  AW 0.16%
  UA 0.16%
  India 0.16%
  Sri Lanka 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.53%
Dell 28.83%
Toshiba 13.81%
Acer 11.41%
ASUS 5.11%
Lenovo 1.80%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Samsung 0.90%
Intel 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.21%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 1.60%


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