Avast Driver Updater is a PC performance tool that scans your hardware for broken and outdated drivers, and updates them to reduce and prevent problems with your PC. Refer to the sections in this article to learn how to use Avast Driver Updater.
A new version of Avast Driver Updater is now available. If your version of Driver Updater does not match the images in this article, download and install the latest version using the link below:
For detailed installation instructions, refer to the following article:
Scan and update drivers
During installation and initial setup, Avast Driver Updater scans your PC and prompts you to update any outdated drivers. To scan your PC again for outdated drivers, follow the steps below:
- Double-click the Avast Driver Updater icon on your desktop to open the application.
- Click Scan again to run the Avast Driver Updater scanner.
- Wait while Avast Driver Updater scans your drivers.
- Avast Driver Updater displays all outdated drivers. Click Update All, or untick any drivers you do not want to update, then click Update Selected.
Alternatively, click the arrow on the panel of an outdated driver to view more details, then select Update.
You need to be connected to the internet for Avast Driver Updater to update your drivers.
- Wait while Avast Driver Updater updates your drivers. This may take some time.
Do not turn off your PC while your drivers are updating, unless Avast Driver Updater prompts you to restart.
Some drivers require restarting your PC to complete the update. If prompted, click Restart to immediately restart your PC and continue with driver updating.
- If an update is unsuccessful, click Continue to finish updating your remaining outdated drivers.
- Click Done when Avast Driver Updater confirms that all drivers have been updated.
Your drivers are now updated.
Manage individual drivers
Avast Driver Updater allows you to manage drivers individually if you want to skip or ignore a driver update. Avast Driver Updater also stores a backup of previous driver versions in case you need to restore a previous driver version for troubleshooting purposes.
Skip or ignore a driver
- Click See outdated to view your outdated drivers.
- Click the arrow on the panel of the driver you want to skip or ignore.
- Click … More options (three dots).
- Select your preferred action:
- Skip update: Avast Driver Updater will not update to the new driver version. However, you will be prompted to update this driver the next time a new update is available.
- Ignore driver: Avast Driver Updater will not update to the new driver version and will no longer check for updates for this driver.
The selected driver is moved to the Ignored and Skipped list.
To update a skipped driver or stop ignoring a driver, click the arrow on the panel of the driver to view more details, then click Update or Stop Ignoring.
Restore a driver
- Click See overview to view all previously updated drivers.
- Click the arrow on the panel of the driver you want to restore to a previous version.
- Click Driver versions in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Click Restore next to the driver version you want to restore.
- Click Restore to confirm.
- If prompted, click Restart to restart your PC.
The selected driver reverts back to the previous version you chose to restore.
- Go to
☰Menu ▸ Settings.
- Select from the following options in the left panel:
- Languages: Click the current language and select from the drop-down list to change the language of the application.
- Notifications: Untick the box if you do not want Avast Driver Updater to notify you when there are outdated drivers on your PC.
- Taskbar icon: Untick the box if you do not want the Avast Driver Updater icon to appear in the Windows taskbar.
- Untick the box next to Save error logs if you do not want Avast Driver Updater to save information about unexpected problems that might occur when running the application.
- Untick the box next to Create System Restore points if you do not want Avast Driver Updater to save a snapshot of your PC before each driver update. Saving snapshots allows you to revert back if a driver update causes a problem on your PC.
- Backup folder: Click the link to access the folder where Avast Driver Updater saves previous driver versions.
In some cases, updating a driver can cause problems on your PC, such as your audio or trackpad not working properly, or issues with screen resolution and graphics quality. If this occurs, we recommend following the instructions in the article linked below to identify the cause of the issue and revert back to the previous driver version.
- Avast Driver Updater 21.x for Windows
- Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit