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Should I remove Drivers For Free?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,171
United States Rank #14,268
Reach 0.0205%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.24 days
449.67 days >
Average installed length: 236.27 days


2.00.0000 0.49%
2.00 96.79%
1.00.0000 2.72%

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Drivers For Free

What is Drivers For Free?

This is a free nagware limited verison of the Drivers HQ’s software.

About  (from PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc)

Download the latest Windows 7, Vista and XP drivers for your computer. Access to 27+ million device associated drivers.


Drivers For Free is a software program developed by PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc. The most common release is 2.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named DriversForFree.Client.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 7.42 MB (7,784,485 bytes). The installed file DriversHQ.ClientUpdater.ActivationProcessors.dll 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 10. While about 41% of users of Drivers For Free come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Drivers For Free
URL: www.DriversForFree.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Drivers For Free\Drivers For Free\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{09764316-ABC4-4469-AD5B-D3EACE45EE3D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Drivers For Free

Program executable:DriversForFree.Client.exe
Name:Drivers For Free
Path:C:\Program Files\Drivers For Free\Drivers For Free\DriversForFree.Client.exe
Additional files:
  • Common.dll - DriversHQ.Common
  • DriversForFree.Client.exe - Drivers For Free (DriversForFree.Client)
  • DriversForFree.Communication.dll - DriversForFree.Communication
  • DriversForFree.Library.dll - DriversForFree.Library
  • DriversHQ.Common.dll
  • DriversHQ.DownloadManager.Client.exe - Download Manager (DriversHQ.DownloadManager.Client)
  • DriversHQ.DownloadManager.Library.dll - DriversHQ.DownloadManager.Library
  • DriversHQ.DriverDetective.ExceptionLogging.dll - Driver Detective
  • ExceptionLogging.dll
  • DriversHQ.ClientUpdater.ActivationProcessors.dll - Client Updater (DriversHQ.ClientUpdater.ActivationProcessors)
  • DriversHQ.ClientUpdater.exe - DriversHQ.ClientUpdater
  • DriversHQ.ClientUpdater.Library.dll - DriversHQ.ClientUpdater.Library
  • DriversHQ.API.Client.Services.dll - API-2010-9 (DriversHQ.API.Client.Services)
  • DriversHQ.API.ClientLibrary.dll - DriversHQ.API.ClientLibrary
  • DriversHQ.API.Common.dll - DriversHQ.API.Common
  • DriversHQ.API.Types.dll - DriversHQ.API.Types
  • Interop.WindowsInstaller.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WindowsInstaller'.
  • Facebook.dll (by Thuzi) - Facebook C# SDK (Facebook)
  • DriversForFree.Communication.XmlSerializers.dll

How do I remove Drivers For Free?

You can uninstall Drivers For Free 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 Drivers For Free, 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 Drivers For Free.
  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) 54%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.75%
Windows 10 21.73%
Windows XP 10.62%
Windows Vista 7.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.94%
Windows 8.1 4.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.19%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  Germany 3.18%
  Italy 2.97%
  France 2.76%
  Australia 2.12%
  Romania 2.12%
  India 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.91%
  Brazil 1.70%
  Philippines 1.70%
  Canada 1.70%
  MA 1.49%
  South Africa 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.70%
Dell 23.69%
Acer 20.88%
Toshiba 7.63%
ASUS 6.83%
Samsung 6.02%
Lenovo 2.01%
American Megatrends 1.61%
Sony 0.80%
Intel 0.80%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell XPS 8500 2.14%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.14%


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