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Should I remove Driver Mender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,998
United States Rank #21,250
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.69 days
433.22 days >
Average installed length: 227.62 days


8.1 71.59%
8.0.1 28.41%

Driver Mender

What is Driver Mender?

Driver Mender 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.


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 DriverMender.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 5.08 MB (5,322,172 bytes). The installed file DriverMender.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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drivermender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Mender\Driver Mender\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FB1AC1F1-8F47-4DCE-A1ED-0DFBA0F455B4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Mender

Program executable:DriverMender.exe
Name:Driver Mender
Path:C:\Program Files\Driver Mender\Driver Mender\DriverMender.exe
Additional files:
  • interop.wuapilib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • ThemePack.DriverMender.dll - ThemePack.DriverMender
  • Agent.Common.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters) - Driver Detective (Common)
  • Agent.Communication.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters)
  • Agent.ExceptionLogging.dll - Client.ExceptionLogging
  • Common.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters Inc) - DriversHQ.Common
  • ExceptionLogging.dll
  • RuleEngine.dll
  • DriverMender.exe - Driver Mender
  • DriverMender.Updater.exe - DriverMender (DriverMender Updater)
  • 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.Communication.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Agent.ExceptionLogging.XmlSerializers.dll
  • XPBurnComponent.dll - XPBurn component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverMender.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Mender-RTMUpdater' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 11:29 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverMender.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Detective' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Mender\Driver Mender\DriverMender.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false.

How do I remove Driver Mender?

You can uninstall Driver Mender 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 Mender, 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 Mender.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.59%
Windows 10 30.68%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.05%
Windows 8.1 14.77%
Windows 7 Professional 7.95%
Windows 10 Home 7.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.44%
  Italy 7.09%
  France 5.51%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Canada 2.36%
  Australia 1.57%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Norway 0.79%
  Finland 0.79%
  Sweden 0.79%
  DZ 0.79%
  New Zealand 0.79%
  Israel 0.79%
  Germany 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.62%
Dell 23.08%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 10.77%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 4.62%
Samsung 4.62%
Alienware 1.54%
Common models
Acer Aspire Z3-615 2.44%
ASUSTeK F7SR 2.44%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 1.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 1.22%


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