Keep your drivers constantly updated with help from WinZip

TechRadar Verdict

WinZip’s Driver Updater is a tool that easily identifies outdated drivers on your PC and lets you update them. Outdated drivers can cause hardware issues and slow down your PC’s overall performance. Hence, WinZip’s Driver Updater is a perfect tool to avoid such problems.

Pros

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    Easy to use

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    Free version available

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    Enhances PC performance

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    Quick and easy installation

Cons

  • Windows-only

  • Relatively expensive

  • Lacks extra features

  • Weak customer support

WinZip Computing LLC is a leading Canadian software company. Since 2006, it has been a subsidiary of the Corel Corporation, one of Canada’s biggest homegrown software companies. 

Driver Updater is one of many system optimization and security software products developed by WinZip. The company released the first version of the software over a decade ago. Since then, it has dropped many more updated versions, including the latest in February 2022. 

We’re reviewing Driver Updater to help you decide if it’s a good tool for you or not.  We’ll judge it based on specific criteria, including features, ease of use, pricing, customer support, etc. 

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There’s a limited free version as well as a more full-featured premium version (Image credit: WinZip)

Plans and pricing

WinZip’s Driver Updater is freemium software that has both a free and a premium version. Anyone can download and use the free version, but it has limited functionality. On the other hand, the premium version unlocks all the features.

The premium version costs $32 for a yearly subscription. You can pay for it directly on WinZip’s official website through PayPal or a credit/debit card. 

WinZip offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for every purchase. You can also cancel your subscription at any time. 

Features

Driver Updater’s core feature is what its name suggests. It runs an extensive PC scan to pick out outdated or corrupt drivers. Afterwards, it lets you update the outdated ones or download new versions of the corrupt ones.

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Simply click “Start Scan Now” to get started (Image credit: WinZip)

The app’s welcome interface includes a prominent “Start Scan Now” button. Clicking it starts a scan of your computer that’ll show results in a relatively short time. WinZip checks your PC’s drivers against a database of over 4 million drivers during its scan. Usually, the first time you install the software, it automatically runs this scan for you without clicking any button.

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WinZip Driver Updater found 21 out-of-date drivers on our test laptop (Image credit: WinZip)

In our tests, the scan took less than a minute. The software found 21 outdated drivers and listed them in a tabular format. You can update them individually or collectively with the click of a button. The ability to update all at once is reserved for premium users. 

You can set schedules for WinZip’s Driver Updater to scan your PC’s drivers automatically. It could be daily, weekly, monthly, or anytime your computer boots up afresh. This way, you ensure that you continually update your drivers without opening the app every time.

WinZip’s Driver Updater also lets you backup drivers and restore them later. This feature is helpful because some driver updates could make your PC malfunction. If you fall into that category, you can simply restore the previous driver settings to make your PC function as usual.

The Driver Updater also shows you detailed information about your PC. It’s similar to the in-built “System Information” app in every Windows PC.

Interface and in use

We found it easy to download, install, and use WinZip’s Driver Updater. We downloaded the setup file from the official website, and installation took less than a minute. Afterwards, we began using the app. 

Driver Updater has a neat, uncluttered interface. Its features fit into just three menu bars, so they’re easily accessible. The software is multilingual, supporting various languages, including English, French, Korean, Turkish, German, Italian, and many more. 

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WinZip’s FAQs can help you get started with Driver Updater (Image credit: WinZip)

Support

WinZip provides customer support through email only. It also provides a detailed FAQ page and user guide for Driver Updater. 

Email-only support is disadvantageous compared to competitors. Many competing tools offer live chat and telephone support. 

The competition

Standard alternatives to WinZip’s Driver Updater include Auslogics Driver Updater, DriverFix, and IObit Driver Booster. They offer similar features, but WinZip’s Driver Updater is the most expensive in the cohort. 

Final verdict

WinZip’s Driver Updater is a proper tool to ensure you never have outdated or corrupt drivers for a significant time. It effectively prevents any problems caused by faulty drivers. It’s a valuable tool for every computer user who values speed and performance. 

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