OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., June 29, 2012 /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 two 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 only eight months after hitting the one-million download mark in October 2011.
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 the two-million download mark shows how much consumers want a free, automated software tool that will improve their PC system's performance."
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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