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Is Driver Easy safe? 

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Driver Easy is a software for simplifying the Windows update process. It scans your computer to detect any outdated drivers and then downloads and installs the updates.

Driver Easy supports a vast range of drivers — almost three million — covering almost all major brands and devices. It also provides other features such as driver backup, restore, uninstall and offline scan.

But is Driver Easy safe to use? People have asked this question on various forums and platforms. In this article, we’ll discuss and try to provide an accurate answer to this question.


Is Driver Easy safe to use?

The short answer is yes; Driver Easy is a safe and legal software that is trusted by millions across the globe.

It also performs rigorous tests on each driver to ensure stability and compatibility. Moreover, Driver Easy creates a restore point and a backup of your current drivers before updating them, so you can easily roll back to a previous version if anything goes wrong.

Also read: Is StubHub safe?


Privacy Policy of Driver Easy explained

While analysing the safety of a product, it is important to understand the privacy policy of that product.

So, the privacy policy of Driver Easy can be sub-categorised into the following:

When you visit Driver Easy’s website

Like with any other website today, cookies are the secret sauce of Driver Easy. They’re small files saved on your device when you visit. These cookies remember your choices and actions, saving you time when you return.

Driver Easy uses cookies to remember and keep track of your actions so that your next visit to the website can be even better. Cookies also remember your language choices and save you from the hassles of changing the language every time you visit the website.

Driver Easy uses Google AdSense, which uses cookies to show ads based on past visits.

There are options available for you to opt for less personalised advertisements, or you can disable cookies entirely on your browser.

To disable cookies on Microsoft Edge, navigate to this article.


When you purchase Driver Easy’s pro license

When you decide to go for a Driver Easy Pro license, there’s a behind-the-scenes process powered by a third-party e-commerce platform called 2Checkout to take care of the billing side of things.

As you make purchases, 2Checkout collects some details, including your name, address, phone number, email and payment information for processing the payment.

Now, 2Checkout and Driver Easy share information, including your name, date of purchase, license details, address, phone number etc. Usually, this information is not risky, and Driver Easy uses it to inform you about your license’s expiry or offer support.

Driver Easy mentions that the data collected shall not be used for purposes other than those mentioned above.


When you use Driver Easy

Driver Easy uses Google Analytics to collect your IP address, language, country, screen resolution and what program screen you’re on currently.

There are two privacy policies at work here, one of Driver Easy and the other of Google. Do check out Google’s privacy policy here.

When you activate your Driver Easy license, it gathers your MAC address and the network card manufacturer. This is necessary for reviewing outdated drivers and downloading them on your computer.

Overall, the privacy policy is alright and only gathers the information necessary for the application’s proper functioning.

In conclusion, we can say that Driver Easy is a safe platform that can provide a hassle-free experience for your driver-updation process.

Also read: Is 9Anime safe? 

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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