What is DriverFinder.exe?

The genuine DriverFinder.exe file is a software component of DriverFinder by DeskToolsSoft.
DriverFinder is a utility that is designed to search for and update drivers for Windows PCs. DriverFinder.exe launches the DriverFinder program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. DriverFinder scans the system information to determine what drivers are required and automatically searches online for the latest drivers. The program can be used to detect for crucial drivers that may either be outdated of missing entirely so that they may be downloaded and installed. DriverFinder is based on the freemium model, with the free version able to only scan for missing drivers. The paid version is required to download and install drivers. DriverFinder is a available for the Windows platform. DeskToolsSoft is an American company that designs and develops desktop optimization utilities for the Windows platform. The company was founded in 2009 and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

DriverFinder stands for DriverFinder Launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DriverFinder.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DriverFinder.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DriverFinder
DriverFinder.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as DriverFinder belongs to software DriverFinder or Catalyst Control Center - Branding by DeskToolsSoft B.V or DeskToolsSoft.

Description: DriverFinder.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DriverFinder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,518,528 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 9,604,264 bytes and 5 more variants. 
DriverFinder.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. DriverFinder.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). DriverFinder.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with DriverFinder.exe, you can also do the following:
  • search the support area on the Driverfinderpro website
  • uninstall DriverFinder or Catalyst Control Center - Branding software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify DriverFinder.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DriverFinder.exe. Therefore, you should check the DriverFinder.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I installed it with W 7, once run, all de supposed drivers to be installed were impossible to do; some of them tell "Install", nothing to do; others "Open" I did and a confuse winrar opening was made, in such a way tht it was impossible to install anything: By the way, the program installed in W XP DOES NOT WORK. Summing up 23.45 € gone.
  M. Pannaria  
Komme aus Driver Finder LEIDER einfach nicht raus. Möchte Driver Finder deaktivieren.

Summary: Average user rating of DriverFinder.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks DriverFinder.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving DriverFinder issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DriverFinder. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DriverFinder.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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