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Is DriverMax a virus?

Mitch Avatar By: Mitch | Last updated November 10, 2021

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Nowadays, there are a lot of applications that claim to be able to make the performance of the PC better. These range in terms of functionality as there are system optimizers, antiviruses, and driver updater. All of these promises to make the process of improving the PC faster and more stable.

What is DriverMax?

DriverMax is a driver updater made by System Optimizer available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It claims to be able to update the drivers of the computer with just a couple of clicks from the user.

Is DriverMax a virus?

A virus is a self-replicating file that attaches itself to your safe files. It can also corrupt your files, delete some of them, and make the computer slower. It is usually downloaded from websites that are not secure and from those that offer pirated or illegal files.

DriverMax is not a virus. It is a completely safe file that is capable of making the computer processes faster. It sticks with its promised features of updating the drivers and also comes with additional features to ensure that all the drivers of the PC will be functional.

It is also not a form of malware. The application does not take any of the user’s private information nor sell them to advertisers. This is explained in their EULA and privacy policy. All of the data that they gather will strictly be used for fixing the drivers and improving the computer’s performance.

What do driver do, and why do you need DriverMax to update them?

The drivers of the computer are responsible for making the hardware and the operating system communicate. It is what video cards and audio cards use to ensure that it will always be at peak performance and that it will be compatible with newer technology innovations. It ensures that it will be usable for a longer time to prevent the user from having to always buy newer hardware. 

To update these, the user will be required to manually update each one through the Control Panel of Windows. They would have to wait for these to finish one-by-one as it needs to scan, download, and install. This task can be too time-consuming. It may also be difficult for those that are not that knowledgeable about the computer. DriverMax makes this process easier and faster.

The application is recommended for those who are having bugs and glitches with their hardware and want to ensure that their drivers are always at peak performance. The interface and design of the application is simple and user-intuitive.

DriverMax features

Upon installation, DriverMax asks the user to start a scan of the computer. There, it will look for all the drivers of the computer and its current condition. The application will tell the user about the specific drivers that have not been updated. Information such as the name of its manufacturer, date of update, and its specific version will be listed. Users can then allow the application to update these. 

Aside from this, DriverMax also has a backup tool which creates a copy of the drivers that are installed in the computer. Users can then use the Restore tool to re-install these back-up files in case an update fails to completely finish.

DriverMax Pricing

DriverMax is offered in two versions: a free and a paid version.

The free version allows the user to update only up to two drivers per day. This means that updating a normal computer may take up to 4 days to fully finish. Users should also take note that drivers are continuously updated by manufacturers and newer ones can come out every month.

This is why they are recommended to purchase the paid version which allows them to update all of the drivers of the PC with just a single click. This eases the process and saves more time for the user.