Avast Driver Updater - Getting Started

Avast Driver Updater is a PC performance tool that scans your hardware for broken and outdated drivers, and then updates them to reduce and prevent problems with your PC.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 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:

Download Avast Driver Updater

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During installation and initial setup, Avast Driver Updater scans your PC and prompts you to update any outdated drivers. To scan your PC again for outdated drivers, follow the steps below:

  1. Double-click the Avast Driver Updater icon on your desktop to open the application.
  2. Click Scan again to run the Avast Driver Updater scanner.
  3. Wait while Avast Driver Updater scans your drivers.
  4. Avast Driver Updater displays all detected outdated drivers. Click Update All, or untick any drivers you do not want to update, then click Update Selected.
    Alternatively, click the panel of an outdated driver to view its details, then select Update.
    You need to be connected to the internet for Avast Driver Updater to update your drivers.
  5. 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.
  6. If an update is unsuccessful, click Continue to finish updating your remaining outdated drivers.
  7. Click Done when Avast Driver Updater confirms that all drivers have been updated.
  8. If prompted, click Restart to restart your PC.

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:

  1. Click the panel of an outdated driver to view its details.
  2. Click the (three dots) icon.
  3. 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 driver's panel to view its details, then click Update or Stop Ignoring.


Restore a driver:

  1. Click on the panel of the driver you want to restore to a previous version.
  2. Click Driver versions in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Restore next to the driver version you want to restore.
  4. Click Restore to confirm.
  5. If prompted, click Restart to restart your PC.
  6. The selected driver reverts back to the previous version you chose to restore and the latest driver version is marked as skipped. Click the X in the top-right corner to close the window.
  • Avast Driver Updater 20.x
  • 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

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