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DriverFix review

A one-stop solution to fix all your driver problems

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TechRadar Verdict

Missing and outdated drivers are among the most common reasons for slow performance in PCs. You should always ensure that your drivers are up-to-date. But doing this by yourself is challenging. That’s why you need an adequate driver monitoring tool like DriverFix. It’ll help you easily monitor your device drivers and keep them updated at all times.

Pros

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    Competitive pricing

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    User-friendly interface

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    Automatic scans and updates

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    Light on computing resources

Cons

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    Windows-only

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    Intrusive popups

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    Few extra features

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    Old drivers need manual updates

DriverFix (opens in new tab) is a driver monitoring and driver update software (opens in new tab) package for Windows. It scans all your device drivers and searches the web for the most recent updates. Where applicable, it lets you update them right away, or download the missing ones. 

DriverFix, Inc is the eponymous company behind the DriverFix software program. We’ll review the program based on specific criteria, including plans and pricing, features, customer support, user interface, and so on.

Plans and pricing

DriverFix is available through a monthly or annual subscription. You either pay month-to-month or pay for a yearly subscription that’s significantly discounted compared to the monthly option. There’s also a free trial version available but of limited functionality.

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DriverFix has three paid plans and a 60-day money-back guarantee  (Image credit: DriverFix)

DriverFix has three distinct plans and you can purchase the Personal Pack (opens in new tab) for $19.95 annually or $4.75 per month, the Family Pack (opens in new tab) for $29.95 annually or $7.13 per month or the Extended Pack (opens in new tab) for $39.95 annually or $9.51 per month.

Given the significant discounts applied to the yearly payment, it’s wise to pick it over the monthly option.

There’s a 60-day money-back guarantee. However, to get a refund, you must show that you’ve removed the software from your computer and returned the PC to its previous state, which could be very difficult to do. 

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DriverFix found 13 updates to the drivers on our Windows 10 test machine (Image credit: DriverFix)

Features

Automatic scans and updates

DriverFix lets you scan your entire PC for missing or outdated drivers at any time. Afterward, you can update the outdated ones or download the missing ones afresh.

DriverFix scans your drivers against a vast database of over 18 million driver files. Hence, you’re always likely to find the correct drivers on that database.

Driver Backup and Restore

DriverFix lets you back up and save your PC drivers into a compressed zip file. This feature is necessary because a driver update can sometimes cause malfunctions. Hence, if you have the previous backup of whichever driver is malfunctioning, you can just restore it and move on.

Schedule Manager

With DriverFix, you can set schedules to scan your PC drivers and ensure they’re always in check. For example, you could set DriverFix to run automatic scans whenever your PC boots afresh. This way, you’ll make sure that your drivers are up-to-date and complete at all times.

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DriverFix lists the drivers that need to be updated and the dates new drivers were made available (Image credit: DriverFix)

One-click Update

Suppose you run a DriverFix scan and see that over a dozen drivers need updating on your PC. You don’t have to take your valuable time to update them individually. DriverFix lets you update all outdated drivers by clicking a single button. 

Interface and in use

To get DriverFix, you first need to download the installation file from the official website. You can download the file for the free or paid version, depending on your choice. For the paid version, you first need to make the required payment. DriverFix accepts several payment methods, including credit and debit cards, PayPal, WebMoney, and wire transfer.

If you use uBlock Origin or any other content filtering service, you may see that it blocks the DriverFix download for supposedly being malware (opens in new tab). This block is likely a false positive. 

Interface

DriverFix has a minimal user interface with all of its various tools available from a menu on the left hand side (Image credit: DriverFix)

After downloading, you’ll see that DriverFix has a user-friendly interface. Once the program starts up, it scans your PC for outdated and missing drivers and gives you immediate results. Missing our outdated drivers are shown in a list. Afterward, you can update the drivers individually if you’re on the free version or update all of them with one click on the paid tier.

One drawback about using DriverFix’s free version is the popups you get in the middle of your screen urging you to update your drivers. These pop ups are usually annoying and feel intrusive. However, getting the paid version removes them. 

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DriverFix’s main avenue of support is via 24/7 live chat (Image credit: DriverFix)

Support

DriverFix offers technical and customer support through email and live chat. There’s meant to be a FAQ page but clicking the link takes you to a contact form for some reason. Also, the company claims to have telephone support but has no contact number listed on its website. 

The competition

DriverFix is one of many driver update tools available on the market. Some notable competitors include AVG Driver Updater (opens in new tab) and Auslogics Driver Updater (opens in new tab). DriverFix has similar functionalities to Auslogics but is considerably more expensive. However, it’s significantly cheaper than AVG.

Final verdict

When it comes to keeping your drivers in check, DriverFix is the perfect tool. It may lack extra features of rival driver updaters, but it performs its primary task excellently. It’s also a good bang for the buck because an annual license supports use on multiple PCs. 

We've also highlighted the best driver updater software (opens in new tab)

Contributor

John Brandon has covered gadgets and cars for the past 12 years having published over 12,000 articles and tested nearly 8,000 products. He's nothing if not prolific. Before starting his writing career, he led an Information Design practice at a large consumer electronics retailer in the US. His hobbies include deep sea exploration, complaining about the weather, and engineering a vast multiverse conspiracy.