Driver Support by PC Drivers HeadQuarters (Signed)
There are 3 versions of driversupport.exe in the wild, the latest version being 188.8.131.52. 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)
“At PC Drivers HeadQuarters we have distilled 10 years of PC hardware expertise into our driver identification software, Driver Detective. Driver Detective was created to save you time and remove any g”
|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|
|Effective date:||Sunday, April 3, 2011|
|Expiration date:||Monday, April 21, 2014|
Programs installed in
(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Driver Support.)
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.)
- 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
All file variations of driversupport.exe
Distribution by Windows OS
|Windows Vista Home Basic
|Windows 7 Professional
|Windows 7 Ultimate
|Windows 7 Home Premium
Distribution by country
BS installs about 62.50% of Driver Support.
Distribution by PC manufacturer