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Driver Support by PC Drivers HeadQuarters (Signed)

Remove DriverSupport.exe


There are 3 versions of driversupport.exe in the wild, the latest version being driversupport.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The process displays a GUI (graphical user interface) which allows the user to interact with it as well as displays a notification icon in the taskbar. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 3.75 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to PC Drivers HeadQuarters by VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Driver Support from PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 73.63 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 201.58 KB per minute for reads and 74.34 KB per minute for writes.

What is driversupport.exe?

Driver Support is used to locate new versions of drivers that are already installed on the computer system. Drivers that currently have upgrades available are shown to the user, who can proceed with the upgrade with a simple click.

About driversupport.exe (from PC Drivers HeadQuarters)

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File name:driversupport.exe
Publisher:PC Drivers Headquarters
Product name:Driver Support
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\driver support\driver support\driversupport.exe
Issued to:PC Drivers HeadQuarters
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, April 3, 2011
Expiration date:Monday, April 21, 2014

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Driver Support.)
PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc
  55% remove
This is a re-labeled version of the company's Driver Detective software.


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of driversupport.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'Driver Support-RTMRules' runs weekly in the path '\Driver Support-RTMRules'
  • Entry path '\Driver Support-RTMUpdater'
  • Entry path '\Driver Support-RTMScan'
  • Entry path '\Driver Support-RTMRules'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Driver Support' → C:\Program Files\Driver Support\Driver Support\DriverSupport.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

VersionsAll file variations of driversupport.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
21fabfcddf680818a862882fea12bf25 e609b4f6c8b6e64090e0a209825bfccb41453d3b 4.53 MB
97321882cdbd87d5a6421ba80b75111e 808b869a31c755a92f13f81ca408d64ff36c5b96 3.38 MB
da037e23cde297c23216a1bea91e4559 b770e11e58d7584177af5a6ba59bb544aec1b0c8 3.36 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Basic 62.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

BS installs about 62.50% of Driver Support.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 90.91%
Acer 9.09%
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