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Should I remove Driver Sleuth?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,390
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.84 days
762.36 days >
Average installed length: 400.56 days


12.0 96.97%
10.0 3.03%

Driver Sleuth

What is Driver Sleuth?

Driver Sleuth 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)

Updating your drivers can be tedious, confusing, and most of the time frustrating. Let DriverSleuth take the burden of keeping your drivers current. Our proprietary software has helped thousands of individuals solve their driver problems. Our databases are updated daily to give you peace of mind. And with our Driver ba...  Read more


The most used version is 12.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The main program executable is driversleuth.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 25.82 MB (27,069,755 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.driversleuth.com
Help link: www.driversleuth.com/contact.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverSleuth\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Driver-Soft\DriverSleuth\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 25.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Sleuth

Program executable:driversleuth.exe
Name:Driver Sleuth
Path:C:\Program Files\driver-soft\driversleuth\driversleuth.exe
Additional files:
  • TaskTray.exe - Driver Sleuth Task Scheduler
  • LiveUpdate.exe - LiveUpdate
  • CodejockControls.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme Suite ActiveX Control Module
  • XceedZip.dll (by Xceed Software Inc (450) 442-2626 [email protected] www.xceedsoft.com) - Xceed Zip Compression Library
  • HWiNFO32.dll (by Martin MalĂ­k - REALiX) - HWiNFO32 Client Library (HWiNFO32 Dynamic Link Library)
  • clmultidx7.ocx (by Clever Components) - Clever Internet Suite (Clever Internet ActiveX Suite)
  • AlphaImageControl.ocx - AlphaImageControl
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverSleuth.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Sleuth.

How do I remove Driver Sleuth?

You can uninstall Driver Sleuth 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 Sleuth, 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 Sleuth.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.58%
Windows 10 25.25%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 8.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.46%
Windows 8.1 13.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.28%
Windows 7 Professional 6.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.27%
  Belgium 12.24%
  Sweden 12.24%
  Finland 11.22%
  DK 10.20%
  Germany 8.16%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  Switzerland 4.08%
  Norway 3.06%
  Austria 3.06%
  South Africa 2.04%
  United Kingdom 2.04%
  KH 1.02%
  Australia 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Acer 23.33%
Toshiba 13.33%
Dell 10.00%
Medion 8.33%
ASUS 6.67%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Apple 1.67%
Common models
HP ProBook 4540s 2.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.38%
ASUSTeK N56VJ 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 2.38%
Unknow Unknow 1.19%

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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