Free SlimDrivers Software Reaches Milestone with More Than 1 Million Downloads on Download.com Cloud-Based Software Automatically Finds and Installs Computer Drivers; Improves Performance of Printers and other Hardware Peripherals

D'IBERVILLE, Miss., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimDrivers, the free software that automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology, has reached a milestone by achieving more than one million downloads on Download.com, one of the world's most popular download sites for free consumer software, mobile apps and games. SlimDrivers has reached its milestone less than a year after launching in December 2010.

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Free for download at www.driverupdate.net, SlimDrivers saves time by automatically updating a consumer's PC drivers, which can be a labor-intensive and difficult process if done manually. Cloud-based, SlimDrivers scans a machine to determine which precise drivers are needed, then retrieves them from the cloud and automatically begins the installation. In this way, SlimDrivers ensures that each PC has the correct drivers and that a computer system and its peripherals are operating smoothly and in sync.

"SlimDrivers removes the frustration consumers feel from slow-moving printers, sound cards and other system hardware, by finding and installing the most precise, up-to-date driver for each individual's PC," said Chris Cope, CEO of SlimWare Utilities, the developer of SlimDrivers. "Reaching this milestone in less than a year shows how much consumers needed a free, automated software tool like this."

Driver software is like a translator, helping a computer communicate with its hardware and telling the hardware how to work.  SlimDrivers and its fee-based premium upgrade, DriverUpdate, are the industry's first cloud-based software for updating and maintaining these communications between an operating system and its computer hardware. Both products contact a dynamic information cloud -- an online data center – where new driver definitions are constantly received, so that consumers obtain the latest releases for their hardware and software in an easy, automated process.

SlimDrivers and DriverUpdate will update the drivers that manage communications between a computer and its printers, scanners, digital cameras, sound cards, video cards, Bluetooth devices and other peripherals. Both products update driver software for all popular computer device brands, including Acer, Brother, Canon, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett Packard, LG, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Sony, and many others.

SlimDrivers is a free application; DriverUpdate is available for $29.97 for a one-year subscription. Both products are available for download at http://www.driverupdate.net.

SlimDrivers is part of a suite of free PC cleaning, optimizing and repair software from SlimWare Utilities, makers of SlimCleaner and SlimComputer. For more information, please visit www.slimwareutilities.com.

About SlimWare Utilities

SlimWare Utilities automates the solutions to the world's computer problems. Headquartered near Biloxi, Mississippi, SlimWare Utilities' cloud-based, crowd-sourced software provides consumers with personalized applications developed from the community input of IT users everywhere. For more information, please visit www.slimwareutilities.com.

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