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What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,689
United States Rank #15,268
Reach 0.0093%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.45 days
249.31 days >
Average installed length: 130.99 days


VersionDistribution 0.54% 99.46%

Driver Performer

What is Driver Performer?  (from PerformerSoft)

Problems with your printer, scanner, sound card, graphics card, wireless connection or other peripheral? Or is your computer just sluggish or crashes often? It's probably time to update your drivers. Drivers are the software that helps your computer communicate with its hardware. Researches have shown that many common ...  Read more


Driver Performer is a software program developed by PerformerSoft. The most common release is, 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 programs's main executable is driverperformer.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 16.38 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 14.35 MB (15,044,819 bytes). 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 67% of users of Driver Performer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Driver Performer has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Performersoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Performer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Driver Performer\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 14.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Performer

Program executable:driverperformer.exe
Name:Driver Performer
Path:C:\Program Files\driver performer\driverperformer.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
(From the publisher) “Drivers are the software that helps your computer communicate with its hardware. Researches have shown that many common computer problems are caused by out of date drivers. When drivers aren't working well, the parts of...”
Additional files:
  • beforeuninstall.exe - PerformerSoft Driver Performer (Driver Performer - Uninstall Helper)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • driverperformer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverPerformer' (runs weekly on Sundays at 8:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • driverperformer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverPerformerRunAtStartup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • driverperformer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PDPReminder' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Performer\driverperformer.exe -rem.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0714688475%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05240323%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01906562%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Driver Performer?

You can uninstall Driver Performer 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 Performer, 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 Performer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.54%
Windows 10 25.41%
Windows Vista 7.57%
Windows XP 6.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.90%
Windows 8.1 9.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.01%
Windows 8 5.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.32%
  Germany 8.27%
  Canada 3.54%
  United Kingdom 3.54%
  France 1.57%
  Switzerland 1.57%
  DK 1.57%
  Iran 1.18%
  Kazakstan 0.79%
  UA 0.79%
  Australia 0.79%
  India 0.79%
  Romania 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.94%
Acer 20.59%
Dell 19.12%
Toshiba 12.50%
Sony 4.41%
ASUS 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Lenovo 2.21%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Medion 1.47%
Samsung 1.47%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 2.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron One 2330 1.77%
Dell XPS 8300 1.77%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.77%

About PerformerSoft

PerformerSoft products bundle one or more of the following potentially unwanted software programs including Babylon Toolbar from Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, Searchcore Toolbar, DealFinder add-on, PriceGong, Findamo, and many others.
Publisher URL: www.performersoft.com


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