Min requirements: Windows Vista/7/8+/10
File size: 14.5MB
It’s important to keep your system drivers up to date if you want to avoid problems with your PC. Drivers are pieces of software that enable your computer to control all the hardware that’s connected to it. If any are broken or missing, the related components and peripherals are unlikely to function as intended, if at all.
You can download new drivers manually from the hardware manufacturer’s website, but that can be a long-winded and frustrating process, and there’s always the risk that you might install the wrong drivers and break something that was working fine before you started.
That’s why it’s easier to let a tool such as SnailDriver handle the process for you automatically. This new program
checks all the drivers on your system including some you probably weren’t even aware of and identifies any old,
outdated or broken versions that could adversely affect your PC’s performance.
Scanning your PC with SnailDriver usually takes a matter of seconds and, once complete, it presents you with a list of new drivers to download and install. You can choose exactly which drivers you want and which you don’t, which is handy because brand new driver releases can sometimes be a little buggy.
Although this is quite an early version of the program, we’ve found that it works very well. While other, similar
updaters charge you to download and install new versions of drivers, SnailDriver’s developers promise that this program will be free forever and won’t include any nasty bundled junk.
If you haven’t updated your drivers in a while (or ever), SnailDriver is well worth trying out, and despite its invertebrate-inspired name – it actually runs quickly and smoothly.
Step 1: To use SnailDriver, simply click the large Scan button on the home screen and the program will get to work looking for outdated and missing drivers. If this isn’t the first time you’ve run the software, it will display the findings of its previous scan below. You can use the social media buttons to promote the software on Facebook and Twitter.
Step 2: The next screen displays a list of drivers that have newer versions available. You can untick any items
you don’t want to update. The software doesn’t provide much information on each item, aside from the version number and manufacturer name, so you may need to do some research before you decide. Click Update to download the newest drivers.
Step 3: Click the cog icon to open the Options screen. You can choose to have SnailDriver load automatically when Windows starts up, and set it to scan your system as soon as it launches. You can also set maximum download limits and change which folder the program uses to store the downloaded drivers.
SnailDriver – New Driver Updater for Windows