Why you need a driver detector in your life!
If you've not heard of a driver detector before, you're definitely not alone. Millions of people go about their daily lives without realizing they even have drivers on their computers or need to update them. Let's face it, the tech world can be a little difficult to keep up with. There are constantly new products and tools being launched and not everyone has the urge or time to become a computer whizz.
First of all, it would make sense that we talk about drivers and what they do. Drivers are basically the link between your devices and your computer. These devices can be ones that you see and feel (e.g. computer mouse or speakers) or hidden away inside your computer (e.g. audio drivers). All of them have either come with your computer to make your life easier and better or you have bought them along the way so need to connect them to your system to make them function.
These drivers are actually pieces of software and that means that developers often release newer versions to iron out any bugs or provide enhanced functionality. When this happens your computer may stop talking to a device if the changes have been significant. Or, it may start to malfunction slightly. Either way, you need to update your drivers to keep your PC running smoothly.
Recent analysis by Microsoft found that 70% of all blue screens and PC crashes are caused by device drivers.
How to manually detect drivers
You could go into your computer and manually search for any driver updates (e.g. USB driver updates). A good idea would be to set a regular calendar reminder so you don't forget. Then you find where your device manager is and click on each of the devices and scan for updates. However, different operating systems can't always see the device manufacturers' updates. In this case, you would need to head to each manufacturer's website and check if there are new driver versions and download and install these manually.
There are literally millions of drivers out there so this would obviously be a time-consuming task. Don't worry, as there is a much simpler solution than doing that, which is to use a driver detector and updater.
What to look for in a driver detector
A driver detector is a tool that will do all of this digging around for you, and much faster than you could ever do with all the steps you have to take. Driver detectors are automated and have a database of drivers they connect to and then quickly scan your computer to compare the driver versions you are running versus the most up-to-date. It will then let you know which ones you need to update and update them for you.
A good driver detector will have a large database of drivers so that it covers as many devices and brands as possible. Now, a great driver detector will be part of a package that helps clean up your computer in other ways so you get the full spring clean at once. This will give you maximum impact and allow your PC to run as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Our developers have created a tool that can detect and update drivers for you in moments, which has a database of over 25 million drivers. On top of this, it comes with plenty of added features because we've bundled it into our award-winning CCleaner Professional software. That means you'll also get access to benefits like PC cleaning, a computer health check, and added online security.
You can try CCleaner Professional for 14 days without spending a thing. We don't even ask for card details so there is no chance you will automatically start paying if you don't want to continue using the product. Give it a try today!