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Should I remove Free Driver Scout?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,418
United States Rank #15,497
Reach 0.0700%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.41 days
366.15 days >
Average installed length: 192.38 days


VersionDistribution 5.51% 0.07% 0.51% 0.65% 0.07% 0.14% 0.14% 0.36% 0.07% 8.55% 0.14% 0.87% 0.07% 0.43% 0.07% 0.07% 0.07% 1.59% 0.07% 9.93% 0.07% 0.14% 1.01% 3.99% 1.09% 0.94% 0.07% 7.61% 0.43% 0.36% 0.94% 0.22% 0.07% 8.48% 0.22% 44.93%

Free Driver Scout

What is Free Driver Scout?

Bundles various adware offers during installation which include malicious ad-supported toolbars.

About  (from Covus Freemium GmbH)

Free Driver Scout helps you to quickly recover your Windows PC ready for use and solve system problems. Free Driver Scout is free software which updates your installed drivers. The tool will scan your PC for outdated, missing or faulty drivers and immediately offer you the latest version as a free download.


Free Driver Scout is a software program developed by Covus Freemium GmbH. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named 1click.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 4.92 MB (5,156,864 bytes). 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 76% of users of Free Driver Scout come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.
Free Driver Scout has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Covus Freemium
URL: freemium.com/free-driver-scout
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{0029df54-d174-4986-90b9-efdfcbe9ea3d}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{0029df54-d174-4986-90b9-efdfcbe9ea3d}\free-driver-scout_Setup_product-website_de-DE.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 4.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Free Driver Scout

Program executable:1click.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\covus freemium\free driver scout\1click.exe
  • free-driver-scout_Setup_product-website_de-DE.exe - Free Driver Scout

How do I remove Free Driver Scout?

You can uninstall Free Driver Scout 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 Free Driver Scout, 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 Free Driver Scout.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.30%
Windows 10 22.03%
Windows XP 5.87%
Windows Vista 5.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.67%
Windows 7 Professional 12.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.83%
Windows 8.1 5.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.63% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 75.63%
  United States 12.04%
  Austria 4.04%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  United Kingdom 1.15%
  Netherlands 0.87%
  Czech Republic 0.50%
  Belgium 0.43%
  Italy 0.36%
  Thailand 0.36%
  France 0.29%
  Canada 0.29%
  Brazil 0.22%
  Slovenia 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.98%
Medion 19.47%
Hewlett-Packard 14.16%
Dell 11.80%
ASUS 8.70%
Toshiba 3.69%
American Megatrends 2.80%
Lenovo 2.51%
Intel 2.21%
Samsung 2.21%
Sahara 2.06%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.83%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.06%
MSI MS-7641 2.22%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.67%


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