TopTenREVIEWS - Silver Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Enjoy a fast PC and worry-free driver downloads with Advanced Driver Updater. This PC driver update software offers responsive customer support, a large driver file library and fast scans and is our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award winner.

We thoroughly tested this driver updater to ensure that it can provide accurate results and secure scans and downloads. Since scans require access to your PC files, we wanted to ensure that they provide adequate security to protect your private information and your PC. Advanced Driver Updater passed our tests with above-average results, and they provide exceptionally responsive customer support.

Advanced Driver Updater, an application provided by Systweak, has a driver library of over 15 million driver files compatible with most Windows operating systems, including some server versions. However, we were most impressed with their customer support. They answered our first round of questions by email within one day, and they do not hide their telephone number deep in the support section; they post a 24/7 toll-free number prominently on their homepage. They also offer chat support. Advanced Driver Updater is by far on of the best applications we could find for safe, secure downloads balanced with responsive and accessible customer support.

Features
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Advanced Driver Updater has everything you need to save, restore and update your drivers. It will also allow you to exclude drivers from a scan, and you can choose which drivers you want to download and install. We like that it includes a tool for creating a backup file of all drivers before you download new versions; this makes it fast and simple to restore older versions if necessary.

This driver updater software includes a scheduler so you can configure scans to run daily or once per week. You can also run a scan on command, which is helpful if you experience sluggishness or other problems with your PC that could be related to a driver issue. Scan results show driver details such as driver name, date and version number.

The features provided with this software are easy to use. Just take a few minutes to download and install the application and within minutes you can have your scan results. The software interface has scan, scan results, backup, restore and a settings tabs to navigate the software. It also includes a help button for assistance in using Advanced Driver Updater. You can download all your drivers at once or one at a time, and you can download them to a specified location such as a disc or an external drive.

Scan Results
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2.5

We were impressed with the scan results provided by Advanced Driver Updater. In order to determine how to rate scan results we made a list of the system drivers on our test machine and compared that list to manufacturer scans such as those offered by Intel, Windows and Nvidia. We also compared the product's scan results to the newest drivers offered by the original manufactures. Our test machine was running the Windows 7 32-bit operating system and had Intel drivers as old as 2006. We concluded that our test machine, which had 65 devices, needed 21 driver updates. This driver updater found 18 of our dated drivers, which is 86 percent of the drivers we needed. It only missed a few Intel updates that many of its competitors also missed. This software was able to find our dated drivers for Intel, Nvidia, Dell and Broadcom devices.

Driver Support
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7.5

This driver updater has access to a driver file database of over 15 million driver files for about 500,000 drivers. The drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, and 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. They also have some drivers for Windows server and enterprise editions. Though the primary focus is on system drivers, it can help with some attached devices such as monitors as well.

 

 

Security
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Advanced Driver Updater benefits from Systweak’s cautious security practices that make sure downloads are safe and uncorrupted. They only obtain drivers from the original manufacturers and scan them for malware. Once the files are deemed safe and uncorrupted they are uploaded to a secure location. Since this software can perform automatic scans and uploads, we wanted to ensure that the software provider takes steps to keep your private information safe and your system secure.

They report that from time to time they may offer third-party downloads bundled with their product, but they easily offer an opt-out option if you don't want the third-party download. They use cleverbridge AG to facilitate safe online credit card purchases.

To keep your system information and personally identifiable information private, Advanced Driver Updater scans your system and uploads the information as an XML file. The XML file does not contain information beyond the state of the license, the operating system and driver details.

Help & Support
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Systweak provides some of the best customer support available. They responded to our first email within the same day, they offer chat support and they prominently post their toll-free, 24/7 phone number on their website. The software includes embedded help options, and you can search their knowledgebase or FAQs online for answers to your customer support or technical questions. This software provider also hosts a company blog that covers topics related to their various software offerings, and they send out a regular newsletter. They also offer free updates between full version changes, such as version 3.0 to 3.2. Additionally, they support numerous offline payment methods including by phone, mail and fax.

Advanced Driver Updater Summary:
9.7/10

Advanced Driver Updater is one of the most superb driver update solutions we have found to help keep your drivers up-to-date. Through our research and testing we discovered that this software provides accurate scan results and safe, uncorrupt driver files. Systweak also provides an exceptionally fast email response time.

 
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Advanced Driver Updater

Pros
Advanced Driver Updater provides outstanding scan results and excellent customer support.

Cons
Several of its competitors offer a larger driver file library.

The Verdict
: 9.68/10

This driver updater software is a good choice for installing up-to-date, safe drivers.