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Is it safe to use Avast Driver updater?


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#1 baazi

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

The operating system on my computer is Windows 10, and I'm using Avast as my antivirus software.  My questiion is that, Is it safe to use Avast Driver updater?

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:34 PM

I would not recommend the use of any driver updater unless it was to find a driver of an out of support computer and that software would be Snappy Updater which is open source. If your computer is running fine and you see no yellow exclamation marks in your Device Manager there is no need for a driver update. The only exclusion to that rule would be a GPU update provided for by the GPU's chipset maker such as Nvidia or AMD. Sometimes a GPU update will give an improvement. 

 

If it ain't broke don't fix it is my philosophy when it comes to driver updates.

 

FYI. Windows 10 updates the driver's on the system automatically unless you disable it so why have another piece of software updating your drivers?



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:37 PM

use Avast anti-virus if you must.....but use it ONLY for that.....don't use any of the other nonsense that comes with it....cleaner, registry cleaner, driver update etc etc



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

As JohnC_21 and mikey11 have both said in their own ways:  Don't use third party driver updater software.

 

It is even possible to tell Windows 10 to avoid updating drivers if you take the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach.   I always update mine if the device manufacturer or my computer manufacturer recommends doing so, but not otherwise (but I do allow Microsoft's updates on my machines mostly because I want to encounter any issues that might occur that my customers are likely to encounter, too; that way I can come up with solutions before the calls come in).


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:51 PM

Thank you everyone for your advice.






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