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HazB

Level 1
Successfully installed and registered to DriverMax Pro status.

DriverMax Pro then performs scan & determines available driver updates, but subsequently refuses to download driver updates, citing this promotional benefit is only available to residents of Germany.

Program's Pro registration remains intact, but Pro-level downloads are blocked.
 

roger_m

Level 23
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Four hits on VT as a riskware.
You'll get the same (if not more detections) for any driver update software. Despite popular belief, no driver update software comes with or installs malware, but many av vendors consider driver updaters and other cleaners and systen utilities as PUPs these days. Also, driver update software and other PUPs are often wrongly detected as trojans or other forms of malware.
 

Burrito

Level 16
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I'd stay away from DriverMax.

And I'm not anti-driver-update.

I tried DriverMax, and.... one, it gave me incorrect drivers. And secondly, it uses tricks to make it very hard to uninstall. Even two different uninstallers could not remove it.

In the case of DriverMax, it is a PUP.

Just search on "DriverMax PUP" or "DriverMax Malware." And you will see..

Maybe try DriverBooster, or the one @roger_m recommended.... which I don't remember the name of..
 

roger_m

Level 23
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Maybe try DriverBooster, or the one @roger_m recommended.... which I don't remember the name of..
DriverHub works well, but it does come bundled with extra software. This will not be an issue if you pay attention when installing it and opt out of installing the extra software. It's free and often will find more driver updates and drivers for devices with no driver installed than other driver update software.

It's worth noting that all driver update software can cause issues, so should be used with care.

I haven't seen the issues you have with DriverMax. But one potential problem with it, is that it sometimes installs custom video drivers. These are user modified drivers, rather than the offical ones from the OEM.
 

Dave Russo

Level 8
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I'd stay away from DriverMax.

And I'm not anti-driver-update.

I tried DriverMax, and.... one, it gave me incorrect drivers. And secondly, it uses tricks to make it very hard to uninstall. Even two different uninstallers could not remove it.

In the case of DriverMax, it is a PUP.

Just search on "DriverMax PUP" or "DriverMax Malware." And you will see..

Maybe try DriverBooster, or the one @roger_m recommended.... which I don't remember the name of..
Thank you for the warning,seems like most sources recommend staying away from driver software.
 
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ticklemefeet

Level 22
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I'd stay away from DriverMax.

And I'm not anti-driver-update.

I tried DriverMax, and.... one, it gave me incorrect drivers. And secondly, it uses tricks to make it very hard to uninstall. Even two different uninstallers could not remove it.

In the case of DriverMax, it is a PUP.

Just search on "DriverMax PUP" or "DriverMax Malware." And you will see..

Maybe try DriverBooster, or the one @roger_m recommended.... which I don't remember the name of..
Easy to uninstall with Shadow Defender. how long does it take to get the e-mail back?
 
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HazB

Level 1
Based upon the abundance of caution offered here, uninstalled DriverMax quite easily using past giveaways RegOrganizer/SoftOrganizer, except for a few incidental registry entries that I searched out and removed manually.
 
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roger_m

Level 23
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Based upon the abundance of caution offered here, uninstalled DriverMax quite easily using past giveaways RegOrganizer/SoftOrganizer, except for a few incidental registry entries that I searched out and removed manually.
There was no need to uninstall it, if you liked using it. There is nothing malicious about it. Just about any driver update software will be classisifed as a PUP (or even wrongly identified as malware) by some security software. But it sometimes will install drivers that are incompaitble or can cause issues, just like any driver update software.

I'd be careful using Reg Organizer, as sometimes it will want to delete needed registry keys.
 
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george

Level 1
I use 3dp chip (free) for driver updates, pay attention when installing it and opt out of installing the extra software.
 

Mr.Wave

Level 17
when I still used a 3rd party driver updater , it used to be iobit driver booster , in the 4 years I used it , it only gave me 1 issue. I do not trust the rest of the bunch...
 

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