Cheesesoft Driver Checker

Cheesesoft Driver Checker
Developed by: Cheesesoft
Ranked: 9th
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Best price: $39.95
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Review summary

Good points Cheesesoft Driver Checker review good points

• Features an easy to use interface

• Excellent scanning capabilities

• Effectively updates Windows drivers

• Creates restore points for safety

Bad points Cheesesoft Driver Checker review bad points

• Poor customer service

Our verdict

Driver Checker ticks all the right boxes and is solid driver update software. It features an impressive scanner which detects most outdated drivers and is incredibly easy to use. If you can look past the poor customer service then you will not be disappointed with this software.




Full review

Setup

Installing and setting up Driver Checker is a quick and easy process. The software takes up minimal disk space and is compatible with the majority of Windows operating systems, including: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Scan performance

Following the setup process the software conducts an automatic scan to check for outdated drivers. The initial scan only takes a few minutes to complete and after it is completed the results screen is displayed. The results screen displays useful information such as driver versions, provider information and new driver recommendations. The software is very accurate as it determined that 3 of our drivers were out of date, which gives it an accuracy score of 96 percent. Driver Checker lists all the installed drivers with their versions clearly labeled, which is quite impressive since some of its competitors fail to accurately list all the installed drivers.

Driver database

Driver Checker has accesses to a database of over 1.8 million drivers which are regularly updated to the latest version. The software also provides drivers for external PC devices. The Drivers are compatible with Windows operating systems ranging from Windows 2000 to Windows 7.

Security

It is important to keep system drivers up to date as it allows you to maximize your system performance, but it is also important to note that some latest drivers may cause system instability. Driver Checker has a functional backup feature that regularly stores previous driver versions which allows the user to easily restore drivers if system instability occurs. The Driver Checker website states that the driver’s files are collected from the original manufacturers but there is no information provided on how the drivers are transferred and whether or not the drivers are checked for malware before being available for users to download.

Features

Startup scan: If this feature is enabled, Driver checker will automatically scan for outdated drivers every time Windows is booted up.

Driver Restore: This feature allows the user to easily restore backups of older drivers if required. This enables the user to resolve any system instability in an efficient manner.

Ease of use

Driver Checker has a straight forward user interface that is easy to use and navigate. The interface is separated into clearly labeled tabs which makes it easy to configure the settings and run scans. The user can initiate scans and update drives in the matter of a few clicks with the scanning process completely automated for convenience. The software is designed with user friendliness in mind so it is easy to use for both novice and experience users.

Help & support

The Cheesesoft website contains a database of frequently asked questions which contain solutions to commonly encountered problems and a knowledgebase which provides useful product help files. Customers can contact the support team directly via email or telephone. A live chat support option would be beneficial for users who require urgent assistance as email support is unresponsive.

Overall

Driver Checker is decent driver update software that is equipped with useful features and a very accurate scanner. The scan results display an abundance of information in regards to drivers installed on the machine. Despite the poor customer support, we can definitely recommend this software for users of all experience levels.



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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 3 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 4 for Setup
Scan performance
 received a rating of 4 for Scan performance
Drivers database
 received a rating of 3 for Drivers database
Security
 received a rating of 3 for Security
Features
 received a rating of 3 for Features
Ease of use
 received a rating of 3 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 3 for Help & support