DriverScanner by Uniblue software is a PC driver updater application that can scan for device drivers. They offer a free scan, which is a nice feature. It's also compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. This software provides comprehensive basic tools such as backup and restore options, and it offers a scheduler to registered users.
When reviewing this type of software, we really had to put it to the test. Many providers offer a similar feature set, but how accurate the scans are and what device drivers they offer varies. Each product also differs in both their security and customer service strengths. We compared DriverScanner to other driver update software, to device manufacturer scans, and to our device and driver version list; this review briefly explains our findings.
DriverScanner provides the basic tools we were looking for, including a scan scheduler for registered users. This PC driver update software can manage restore points, and it provides detailed information with its scan results, such as driver version and source information.
Our test scans only produced one suggested driver update. It was an update we were looking for, which was for a dated device driver, but it missed the other old device drivers. We intentionally tested on a PC running Windows 7 with driver versions from as far back as 2006. The test machine also was loaded with numerous software programs and multiple printers; we really expected to see more than one scan result.
Since Uniblue did not respond to our email queries, we don't know the number of driver files they have in their library or how often they update their driver database. Additionally, they do not post on their website the number of driver files they have available. We know from the scan results that it scans for device drivers, but we did not receive a list of software or peripheral drivers.
Uniblue relates that they offer email support and they post some documentation online including a quick start guide. However, they did not respond to our email inquiries. We also noticed that though you can purchase DriverScanner through the Uniblue website, the driverscanner.com site offers DriverDetective. It appears that the Uniblue website is the correct site for DriverScanner and that the driverscanner.com site is hosted by someone utilizing the “driver scanner” search phrase to drive traffic to a site pushing Driver Detective. You can follow Uniblue on Twitter and Facebook, but they ask that you do not submit support questions through Facebook.
We found DriverScanner’s software interface easy to use, and it included the tools we were looking for. However, we would have liked to have seen more scan results.
DriverScanner provides good restoration tools.
Our test scan only produced one result.
Our higher-ranked products produce better scan results and responded to our customer support email queries.