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Should I remove DriverRestore?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,592
United States Rank #3,103
Reach 0.0858%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.32 days
304.34 days >
Average installed length: 159.91 days


VersionDistribution 0.12%
1.0 99.88%

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What is DriverRestore?  (from 383 Media)

Fix Computer Problems with Driver Restore. Driver Restore scans your PC for missing, corrupt, and outdated Computer Drivers and automatically updates them to the latest, most compatible version. Uninstalling / reinstalling programs, upgrading software or hardware, Windows updates or service pack upgrades, or spyware/...  Read more


DriverRestore is a program developed by 383 Media. The most used version is 1.0, 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 (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 main program executable is driverrestore.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 8.88 MB (9,306,447 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of DriverRestore come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.
  • Starts automatically
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DriverRestore.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\driverrestore
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DriverRestore\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 8.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriverRestore

Program executable:driverrestore.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\driverrestore\driverrestore.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Driver Restore
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • DriversScanner.dll - DriverRestore

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverRestore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriverRestore_ScheduledScan' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 5.43).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F86CDFB3-32E4-4A92-B234-39844CC64FC3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DriverRestore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverRestore_RebootScan.

How do I remove DriverRestore?

You can uninstall DriverRestore 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 DriverRestore, 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 DriverRestore.
  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 10 53%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.54%
Windows 7 40.26%
Windows Vista 4.31%
Windows XP 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 36.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.57%
Windows 7 Professional 6.28%
Windows 8 5.27%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.16%
  Australia 5.45%
  Germany 2.97%
  Canada 2.70%
  United Kingdom 2.39%
  France 0.73%
  Italy 0.66%
  Mexico 0.31%
  Spain 0.27%
  Netherlands 0.27%
  Brazil 0.19%
  Austria 0.15%
  Switzerland 0.12%
  Belgium 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 22.25%
Acer 12.87%
Toshiba 9.22%
ASUS 6.90%
Lenovo 5.04%
Samsung 1.71%
Medion 0.62%
Alienware 0.47%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 12.42%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.92%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.10%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%


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