PerfectUpdater 2.0 Review

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Editors' rating:
The Pros

PerfectUpdater scores high with an 86% driver removal rate.

The Cons

Its library of drivers is relatively small.


With numerous scanning options and simple operation, PerfectUpdater is a stress-free driver updating solution.

Raxco has a long-standing tradition of offering quality performance utility software. This practice continues with PerfectUpdater. This driver updater software possesses all the tried and true features that distinguish average driver update software from very good driver updater software. If simplicity is a software user's best friend, then you will find yourself connecting instantly with this simple-to-use software solution. Not only will PerfectUpdater locate the most recent drivers, it will install them immediately.

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PerfectUpdater includes the option to back up all of your current drivers prior to scanning for recent drivers. This will save you copious amounts of time and frustration should your current drivers become corrupted. Should this occur, simply activate the restore feature and select from a list of backed up drivers.

Though the software found only 45 drivers on our test system, it was successfully able to remove 18 out of the 21 outdated drivers, giving it a success rate of 86 percent. The fact that this software did miss approximately 20 drivers is a bit concerning.

Placing an emphases on security, Raxco does not include any third-party driver downloads. This is important as only drivers downloaded directly from original manufacturers are guaranteed to be the correct drivers. Despite Raxco's attention to detail, the omission of a malware scanner leaves us scratching our heads. Though the drivers come from the manufacturer, a malware scanner would provide a nice last line of defense.

You may contact Raxco over the telephone or by email. Choosing to fill out the company's email form results in typical response times of less than 24 hours. For those preferring to do their own leg work, an online community, FAQs and user guides are available. Despite the software's relative ease of use, we were pleased with the vast number of resources provided.

Though containing a slightly smaller database of drivers that its competitors, PerfectUpdater  impresses us with its simplicity and attention to safety. For a true automatic driver updating software solution, Perfect Updater is an impressive choice.

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