D'IBERVILLE, Miss., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimDrivers, the free software that automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology, reached a milestone on June 13 when it reached more than 500,000 downloads on Download.com, only six months after launching in December 2010.
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 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.
"Reaching this milestone in just six months shows the value of SlimDrivers, and how much the public needed a free, automated software tool like this," said Chris Cope, CEO of SlimWare Utilities, the developers of SlimDrivers. "SlimDrivers removes the frustration consumers feel from slow-moving system hardware, and provides the most precise, up-to-date driver for each individual's PC."
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.
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. Our products use cloud technology and community feedback to develop software and services that clean, speed up and optimize personal computers. By providing products that improve PC performance, establish connections and increase efficiencies among consumers' Internet devices, SlimWare Utilities enhances how consumers manage and interact with their data – whether on their PC, tablet or mobile device. SlimWare Utilities products organize data and establish smoother, faster compatibility between operating systems and devices to help make all of a consumer's computer functions run better, faster and more effectively. 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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