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Should I remove DriverFinder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,901
United States Rank #5,832
Reach 0.0807%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.23 days
272.25 days >
Average installed length: 143.05 days


3.7.1 0.32%
3.7.0 6.66%
3.6.2 2.50%
3.6.1 6.28%
3.6.0 8.14%
3.5.0 33.95%
3.2.0 14.29%
3.0.0 3.91%
2.1.0 16.72%
2.0.4 4.74%


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What is DriverFinder?  (from DeskToolsSoft)

DriverFinder is an advanced driver scanning, updating and downloading utility for Windows-based PCs. Individual drivers may be available freely by manually visiting device manufacturer websites.


DriverFinder is a program developed by DeskToolsSoft. The most used version is 3.5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is DriverFinder.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 9.2 MB (9,644,974 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 46% of users of DriverFinder come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DriverFinder.
DriverFinder.exe (8857b9a2823bdb518f54a8400aa2c85c) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AegisLab 1.5 Hoax.W32.ArchSMS
Bkav FE HW32.Packed
CMC Antivirus Trojan.Win32.VBKrypt!O
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7208 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.O
Symantec 1/10/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

URL: driverfinderpro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\driverfinder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DriverFinder\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriverFinder

Program executable:DriverFinder.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\driverfinder\DriverFinder.exe
Additional files:
  • DriverFinder.exe - DriverFinder
  • Resource.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DriverFinder.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverFinderWeekly' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 18:25).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverFinder.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverFinder.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverFinder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverFinder' and executes as C:\Program Files\DriverFinder\DriverFinder.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DriverFinder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DriverFinder\DriverFinder.exe'.

How do I remove DriverFinder?

Quickly and completely remove DriverFinder from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove DriverFinder from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall DriverFinder 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 DriverFinder, 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 DriverFinder.
  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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.88%
Windows 10 33.06%
Windows Vista 9.48%
Windows XP 3.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.32%
Windows 10 Home 11.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.66%
Windows 8.1 9.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.93%
  Germany 23.26%
  Canada 4.04%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.18%
  Australia 1.94%
  France 1.72%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Austria 1.18%
  DZ 1.08%
  DK 1.08%
  Belgium 1.02%
  New Zealand 0.70%
  MA 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.57%
Dell 19.15%
Acer 18.27%
Medion 7.33%
ASUS 7.11%
Toshiba 6.24%
Lenovo 4.38%
Samsung 3.83%
Intel 1.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.08%
HP ENVY 17 TS Notebook PC 2.08%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.08%


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