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Should I remove Uniblue DriverScanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,883
United States Rank #5,935
Reach 0.1057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.27 days
1099.54 days >
Average installed length: 577.73 days


VersionDistribution 40.23% 14.93% 0.91% 7.44% 13.68% 2.54% 0.62% 2.26% 7.97% 0.53%

Uniblue DriverScanner

What is Uniblue DriverScanner?

Uniblue DriverScanner is a software application designed to check the PC's currently installed drivers against a database of available drivers for a number of software and device hardware applications. If driver updates are available the software will automatically download them from the manufacturers web site and install them.

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free system scan to locate outdated device drivers which may be causing system instability."

About  (from Uniblue Systems Ltd)

Old drivers may cause a range of problems, from diminished hardware functionality to conflicts and system crashes. Although drivers are available for free and can be updated manually, identifying outdated drivers can take a long time. Moreover, pinpointing just the right driver from the manufacturer's website, download...  Read more


The most used version is, 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 launcher.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 24.94 MB (26,148,083 bytes).
  • Starts automatically
Uniblue DriverScanner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.uniblue.com
Help link: support.uniblue.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 24.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Uniblue DriverScanner

Program executable:launcher.exe
Name:Uniblue Launcher
Signed by:Uniblue Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\uniblue\driverscanner\launcher.exe
Uniblue Launcher runs at PC boot time and is designed to automatically launch any installed Uniblue Systems products.
Additional files:
  • ds_track_install.exe - DriverScanner Install Tracker (Uniblue DriverScanner Install Tracker)
  • ds_move_serial.exe - DriverScanner Serial Mover (Uniblue DriverScanner Serial Mover)
  • sp_move_serial.exe - SpeedUpMyPC Serial Mover (Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC Serial Mover)
  • dsnotifier.exe - DriverScanner Notifier (Uniblue DriverScanner Notifier)
  • dsmonitor.exe - DriverScanner Monitor (Uniblue DriverScanner Monitor)
  • thirdpartyinstaller.exe - thirdpartyinstaller (Uniblue Third Party Installer)
  • ds_ubm.exe - DriverScanner ubm (Uniblue DriverScanner ubm)
  • driverscanner.exe - DriverScanner (Uniblue DriverScanner)
  • cache.dll
  • cwebpage.dll
  • DriverInstaller32.exe
  • InstallerExtensions.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEC24F31-5BEA-476D-82DA-BEBC0122B18F}' (runs on registration).
  • dsmonitor.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\DriverScanner.job'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • dsmonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dsmonitor.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverScanner' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\launcher.exe" delay 20000.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'DriverScanner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Uniblue\DriverScanner\launcher.exe" -w.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • driverscanner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files2\Uniblue\DRIVER~1\driverscanner.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1158966631%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05268400%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.06321266%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:13.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0071453511%
Kernel CPU:0.00159857%
User CPU:0.00554679%
CPU cycles/sec:144,158
I/O reads/min:34.16 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:43.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0031688950%
Kernel CPU:0.00235337%
User CPU:0.00081552%
CPU cycles/sec:22,336,498
I/O reads/min:7.82 KB
I/O writes/min:43 Bytes

How do I remove Uniblue DriverScanner?

You can uninstall Uniblue DriverScanner 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 Uniblue DriverScanner, 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 Uniblue DriverScanner.
  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) 63%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.17%
Windows XP 11.14%
Windows Vista 11.14%
Windows 10 7.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.84%
Windows 7 Professional 7.29%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.83%
  Germany 10.05%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  Canada 3.35%
  Italy 2.68%
  Brazil 2.55%
  France 2.05%
  Sweden 2.01%
  Australia 1.84%
  Israel 1.72%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Spain 1.55%
  Japan 1.30%
  Russia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.94%
Dell 23.35%
Acer 20.59%
Toshiba 8.03%
ASUS 6.86%
Samsung 2.93%
Intel 2.26%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Sahara 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.25%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.24%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.43%

About Uniblue Systems Ltd

Uniblue is a developer of software utilities, designed to improve performance to PC users and is one of the biggest software companies with products which include RegistryBooster, SpeedUpMyPC, DriverScanner and PowerSuite.
Publisher URL: www.uniblue.com


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