Utility Avast Driver Updater allows you to automate regular updates of hardware drivers to maintain the Windows operating system in a stable state. Avast Driver Updater checks for real-time updates against the online database of 500,000 drivers and makes regular updates simple for users.
The functionality of Avast Driver Updater
Updater scans the Windows registry to determine the system configuration and the drivers necessary for stable operation. The list of identified equipment includes printers, scanners, digital cameras, video, and network adapters, as well as sound and graphics processors, input devices, storage devices and their controllers, system devices and other elements of the system. Key features of Avast Driver Updater are searching for the latest hardware drivers and update them automatically. The utility will also offer to update damaged or install missing drivers.
System requirements Avast Driver Updater is not resource-intensive and will work on almost any hardware. Here are the minimum requirements stated by the manufacturer:
- Windows XP / Vista / 7/8/10 with the latest service packs (except for Starter, RT, Mobile, and IoT versions) basic (32- or 64-bit);
- A computer with an Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor (or newer; support for SSE2 instructions is required);
- 256 MB RAM (or more);
- 400 MB of free hard disk space;
Internet connection to download, activate and update the program.
To download and activate the program requires 400 MB of free space on your hard drive and an Internet connection. The developer provides two license options – free, only for driver verification, and full – with automatic verification and the ability to install updates.
Working with Avast Driver Updater The program is very easy to use thanks to the user-friendly interface, which guides the user step by step. When you first start Avast Driver Updater recognizes the hardware and system parameters. First of all, the program will prompt you to run a scan to automatically detect missing, inappropriate, or outdated drivers.
Scanning The system scanning process takes several seconds. As a result of scanning, Avast Driver Updater visualizes the relevance of drivers in a table. Also, the program immediately displays a list of problematic drivers, in which you can choose which ones to update. Unfortunately, the program does not provide information on the release date of the updated driver. You can download the selected drivers manually one at a time, or select several for automatic download and update. The program also does not give hints about the criticality of updating each specific driver.
It is believed that the use of automatic update systems can lead to failures in the stability of the system, however, the manufacturer Avast Driver Updater has worked on these risks. Before installing new drivers, Avast Driver Updater creates backup copies of updated drivers, as well as a recovery point for the operating system. These actions allow you to return to the previous stable working version if something goes wrong. Creating backup copies and restoring drivers In the Backup section, you can manage backup copies of installed drivers – configure the default location, transfer copies to another location, or create new ones.
Avast Driver Updater successfully copes with its main task – to make regular driver updates simple for the user. The program will check the currently installed driver versions of all common devices and system elements. The most effective solution is to set up a regular update check that matches the operation of Windows Update — many manufacturers release new drivers immediately after the release of new operating system service packs.