SlimDrivers 2.3.2

Reviewed by Pete Daniel

"SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers."

Winner Best software in 2014 - Drivers.

Overview

SlimDrivers is a software package to check whether a computer's software drivers are current or need updating. This can be the kind of thing that can make the difference with the smooth running of a Windows PC and to ensure that all hardware devices are operating properly. Drivers sometimes contain bugs, so updates to the drivers can help to remove those and fix Windows crashes.

Drivers help Windows communicate successfully with individual components. These include USB ports, graphics cards, sound cards, printers, mice, game controllers, motherboards, and more.

The software will perform a scan to see if any drivers are out of date. The correct executable download will be identified to ensure that it is right piece of software for the update. The individual driver can be updated manually using the free version. With the paid version of this software there is a “Download All” feature to download multiple drivers in a batch process, as well as automated functionality to run an update process frequently.

The updating and installing process can also manage errors that crop up during the driver installation process.

The cloud-based driver management ensures that the latest information on software drivers is updated through the software without the need for large updates or new versions to handle the constantly-changing landscape of driver releases.

Installation

The license agreement needs to be confirmed before the installation will go ahead. The SlimDrivers software is released by a company that offers a number of other “Slim” software titles. In this case, the user is offered to install SlimCleaner Plus when they are installing the SlimDrivers software. The SlimCleaner Plus will remove temporary files, old history information, and other junk that gives away what a user has been doing with their PC and on the internet. This can be accepted or declined.

The software is then installed, with an offer to launch the package once setup has been completed.

There is no mention of setting up a SlimDrivers Start menu or shortcut desktop icon though both of these actions were completed by the installer.

Interface

The SlimDrivers interface includes a wide toolbar across the top. Buttons include: Home, Uninstall, Options, Restore, Backup, Submit and Support.

The Last Scan check is shown below the toolbar. Information about the system is displayed below that.

The footer has the following text:

1) Scanning for updates

2) Review new updates

There is a large Start Scan button in the bottom-right corner.

Once a scan has been run and completed, the information is displayed about the findings. Software drivers can then be updated by the software based on this new information and user selection(s).

Pros

  • Updates drivers one by one
  • Premium version offers an “Update All” driver feature
  • Cloud intelligence to get the latest information of new driver releases and keep the software current without large new downloads to do so.
  • Download the correct executable to install new driver successfully
  • Procedures in place to deal with failed new driver installs
  • Easy way to keep drivers up to date on a Windows PC

Cons

One by one driver download and update for free version, but that is pretty reasonable

Conclusion

SlimDrivers provides an easy way to update drivers for components within a PC. Cloud intelligence is used to keep the software current with the latest releases. The software is recommended.

Winner Best software in 2014 - Drivers.

Requirements: Windows XP or better and at least 256 MB RAM

What's new in this version: Improved interface and conversion to freeware

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested SlimDrivers on 30 Jun 2020 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
SlimDrivers Antivirus Report
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