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    SlimDriver vs DriverMax

    Hello,

    I recently found your driver update program and decided to give it a shot, since it is receiving very good reviews and I'm not entirely pleased with my paid subscription to DriverMax Pro.

    The issue is the differences between the two products' findings (I have attached a screen shot).

    SlimDrive only shows 1 driver requiring updating while DriverMax lists 15.

    My system is a Gateway 550GR, WinXP SP3, Home edition.

    I also see this same inconsistency on my old Dell laptop running WinXP Pro, SP3.

    Are these additional driver being identified by SlimDriver somewhere else? Am I missing something due to lack of familiarity with you product?

    Regards,

    Mike Johnson
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    I can't really comment for or against Drivermax Pro but I can assure you that we keep the most up-to-date driver database. Although, it is possible that Drivermax Pro is offering the incorrect drivers. If Drivermax has a backup function that you can take advantage of, use it and then update the drivers. If any adverse behaviour occurs, you can restore the old drivers.

    Hope this helps.
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    Ryan,

    After I posted yesterday I noticed the only drivers SlimDrivers did not list were unsigned drivers. Could that be the reason for the discrepancy? SlimDrivers only identifies signed drivers?

    MJ

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    No, SlimDrivers identifies the BEST drivers. Drivers are often released unsigned. SlimDrivers may recommend signed and/or unsigned drivers depending on which is the best for your computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    No, SlimDrivers identifies the BEST drivers. Drivers are often released unsigned. SlimDrivers may recommend signed and/or unsigned drivers depending on which is the best for your computer.


    I would have to agree that DriverMax gives a lot of false positives, and is more risky to use than SlimDrivers.

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    Thanks for your input mitch.
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    Thumbs down dont mean to bump an old thread ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchflorida View Post
    I would have to agree that DriverMax gives a lot of false positives, and is more risky to use than SlimDrivers.
    Totally agree with this post, most of them are false positives (my HP Laptop's webcam driver was updated to some weirdly named manufacturers driver - sunplusit ! )
    Just a heads up to future users... stay away from such programs...

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    I know this is an old post, but if anyone else is still interested, let me share my experience last week with Driver Max.

    For several years I've kept my drivers updated using SlimDrivers, without any resulting problems. This month I tried the DriverMax "free download" and it indicated that I had 19 outdated drivers, vs. SlimDrivers report of "0". Thinking I could easily restore my existing driver if there were problems with an update, I chose what I thought would be a non-catastrophic candidate, and downloaded the update for my audio system.

    I lost all audio on my system.

    Simple fix, right? Just "rollback" to the previous driver. Problem: "rollback" was greyed out, and a system search couldn't find the 'old' driver, even in my SlimDrivers backup folder. I went back to DriverMax to try to reverse the damage, but they require that you pay for the "free" program in order to use it to fix the problems it created. In my opinion, that's fraud: like 18th century "ship salvors", they moved the channel marker lights to make me crash onto the reef, then tried to rob you by making me think they were coming to my rescue. Basically, by offering a bad driver they broke my computer so I'd have to pay them to fix it.

    An internet search for the device's drivers only yielded the same version that had silenced my audio system. After three days of frustration, I finally restored my system image created on the 1st of the month, and that worked. Everything is fine now, but all changes made since the DriverMax download were deleted.

    Bottom line: DriverMax is a crooked company; stay as far from them as you can!

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