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What percent of users and experts removed it?
40% remove it60% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,525
United States Rank #12,704
Reach 0.0228%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.31 days
422.07 days >
Average installed length: 221.77 days


8.1 22.95%
8.0.1 77.05%

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Driver Whiz

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What is Driver Whiz?  (from 383 Media)

Driver Whiz scans your computer system and hardware devices to locate the most up-to-date drivers from a database of over 11 million drivers. Driver Whiz adds hundreds of new drivers every day to the database. Driver Whiz has a built in driver backup wizard so you will never need to manually backup your drivers ever ag...  Read more


Driver Whiz is a software program developed by 383 Media. The most common release is 8.0.1, 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 DriverWhiz.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 4.86 MB (5,091,670 bytes). The installed file DriverWhiz.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 Vista (SP2). While about 45% of users of Driver Whiz come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Driver Whiz
URL: www.driverwhiz.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{97BBECCF-B1FD-4010-8D4B-EFC9E3CCEECF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Whiz

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverWhiz.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Detective-RTMUpdater' (runs weekly on Mondays at 5:14 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverWhiz.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Detective' and executes as C:\Program Files\Driver Whiz\Driver Whiz\DriverWhiz.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false.

How do I remove Driver Whiz?

Quickly and completely remove Driver Whiz from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Driver Whiz 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Driver Whiz, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Whiz.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.18%
Windows Vista 20.45%
Windows 10 8.41%
Windows XP 7.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.11%
Windows 10 Home 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.25%
  Germany 13.31%
  United Kingdom 6.27%
  Italy 4.94%
  France 3.99%
  Canada 3.42%
  Netherlands 2.85%
  Australia 2.66%
  Belgium 2.09%
  Spain 2.09%
  Sweden 1.90%
  DK 1.33%
  South Africa 1.14%
  Israel 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.14%
Hewlett-Packard 24.48%
Acer 19.09%
Toshiba 11.20%
ASUS 3.73%
Medion 3.73%
American Megatrends 2.49%
Samsung 2.07%
Intel 1.66%
MSI 0.83%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.43%
Dell Dell DM061 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.16%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.53%


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