What is driverscanner.exe?

The genuine driverscanner.exe file is a software component of DriverScanner by Uniblue Systems.
A driver scanning utility, Uniblue DriverScanner scans your system hardware and verifies if the installed drivers are current. If there are updates available, it prompts you to update, and it will download and install them in one click. A free version of DriverScanner is available, but it will only alert you that specific drivers are out of date, it will not update them for you. Incorporated in 2003, Uniblue released the first version of DriverScanner in 2008.

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 driverscanner.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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Driverscanner.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with driverscanner
Driverscanner.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Uniblue DriverScanner or DriverScanner helps you in keeping updated with the system driver updates belongs to software DriverScanner or Uniblue DriverScanner (version 2009, 2010) by Uniblue Systems (

Description: Driverscanner.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Driverscanner.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 212,992 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 326,504 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Uniblue DriverScanner or DriverScanner, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to or to update it, go to for support, or go to Uniblue DriverScanner or DriverScanner in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify driverscanner.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as driverscanner.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the driverscanner.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.


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Best practices for resolving driverscanner issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with driverscanner. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the driverscanner.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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