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Even if a driver-updating tool worked perfectly and the company behind it didn’t seem unbelievably sleazy, they wouldn’t be worth your time — much less your money. We’ve seen advertisements for a “Driver Update Utility” from all over the place recently.This is usually a bad sign — we also see ads for PC cleaners, registry cleaners, game boosters, and all sorts of other utilities that don’t actually do anything besides try to make money from you and install garbage onto your PC.This is a standard type of hardware — you should never need to update this basic mouse driver; it’s included in Windows.Here’s the thing — you don’t actually need to regularly update your drivers.
Other people report crashes and blue-screens after installing updated drivers from this application — not a huge surprise.The reviewer below recommends “trying another one,” but you don’t need any driver-updating utility. We’ve seen other driver updaters behave poorly, too.We saw one driver utility detect a virtual machine as a Dell PC.If you try to update your drivers, you’re told that the installed drivers “can cause problems, system slowdowns and bluescreen errors.” This is technically true, but very unlikely.It’s also technically true that updated drivers could cause problems, system slowdowns, and blue-screen errors by introducing new bugs. The tool wants you to pay a year to “Fix current device driver problems,” “Benefit from new driver features,” and “Prevent future system problems.” It’s very unlikely any driver will offer new features, and it’s very unlikely your current drivers could cause “future system problems.” Some reviews on allege that if you actually pay , you’ll receive a phone call from customer service informing you that they found problems on your computer during the driver update scan.