IObit Driver Booster 5

Keep all the drivers up-to-date for a faster computer. Because outdated drivers cause performance issues and even other major problems, like system crashes. Tools like IObit’s Driver Booster can help keep your drivers up-to-date. It can scan your computer for outdated drivers and updates them for you with a Single Click.

There are a number of driver update tools available. But, many contain annoying ads, spyware or even malware. I found IObit Driver Booster to be better than the rest and should be your first choice to keep your computer’s drivers up-to-date.

Driver Booster - Scanning for outdated drivers
Scanning for outdated drivers

Feature Highlights

Driver Booster comes in two flavors; a free version and a paid professional version. However, we are not discussing the Pro version here. Following are some of the noteworthy features.

  • Automatically scan & identify outdated, missing and faulty drivers.
  • The database can support more than 1,000,000 drivers and game components.
  • Download and update outdated drivers with One-Click.
  • Smaller driver packages with new driver compression algorithm.
  • Safer updating with qualified WHQL drivers only.

One of the best features in Driver Booster is the Rescue Center. It includes system restore and in the Pro version it can backup and restore drivers.

In addition, Driver Booster Free provides five useful tools to fix common Windows issues. Like, sound issues, network failure, bad resolution and it can clean unplugged device data.

The Pro version can fix device errors, automatically backup drivers before it is installed, it has accelerated downloads and can automatically update drivers while the system is idle. Furthermore, the database is 200% larger to update more outdated and rare drivers. Upgrade to the professional version here. Please note that Datum does not earn commission from referring you to the IObit store. This means that we are unbiased when recommending commercial software.

Driver Booster - Outdated Drivers
Outdated Drivers

Publisher’s Description

From IObit: Driver Booster 5, with its new interactive interface and greatly expanded database which can support more than 1,000,000 drivers and game components, is an easy-to-use yet powerful driver updater. With just One-Click, Driver Booster 5 can keep your outdated/faulty/missing drivers and game components always easily and correctly updated. In particular, Driver Booster 5 newly supports automatically installing drivers and components while your PC is idle. It is also worth mentioning that its advanced compression technology, break-point resume technology, automatic retry mechanism, and SSL Protocol can promise you much faster, smoother and safer driver download and installation.

Moreover, Driver Booster 5 provides you with six improved useful tools to fix more computer common but headache problems including audio crackling, no sound issue, no network issue, bad resolution issue, and device error. Put simply, Driver Booster 5 offers you the easiest way to keep your device drivers and game components up-to-date to increase your system compatibility & stability and save you plenty of time and effort.


Driver Booster is fast and easy. In our tests; all the drivers on the test computer was downloaded and updated faster than humanly possible; if we had to do it manually. Moreover, we downloaded and installed the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s websites and still it found several to be outdated.

Driver Booster is safe to use. Driver Booster can create Windows restore points, show only WHQL-tested drivers and the Pro version can back up drivers before updating. Furthermore, the Ignored list comes in handy when older components cannot use the latest drivers.

Driver Booster is Game-centric. This means that it can identify gaming components and tweak drivers for improved gaming performance.


Driver Booster is just a little dramatic. However, we could not find anything major wrong with it. So, it is a drama queen, at least it works and it works well.


Overall, Driver Booster is a priceless tool. The interface is clean and easy to use. Even novice users will find it easy to use and straight forward. It gracefully scanned and updated the test computer without issues. I will recommend Driver Booster to anyone looking to keep their computer’s drivers up-to-date.

Technical Information and Download

Download driver_booster_5_2_0_686_setup.exe (86 downloads)
Updated February 6, 2018
File Size 20 MB
License Ad Supported!
Requirements Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8 / 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit)
Languages Multiple Languages
Portable No
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Our Rating
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