If you haven’t heard of Ashampoo, the company is probably most famous for sending out e-mails offering cheap CD/DVD authoring software.
I subscribe to their ‘service’ letter primarily as a check to ensure that one of my mail accounts is still working. I don’t need to buy their software because, in the past, new optical drives have always had bundled Ahead Nero or Cyberlink products included.
Just recently, Ashampoo have been branching out into other utilities, and their latest is ‘DriverScanner’. Have you ever used a driver scanner?
PCPitstop have one, as does ‘Driver-Guide’. I am always open to trying new stuff out, and these two scanners have been run on my system. What I find strange is that they invariably find an old driver on my system, and offer a newer driver which has never appeared on the device manufacturer website!
OK, so is Ashampoo DriverScanner any better? Alas, I will never know. The scan is free, but nothing which includes the name ‘uniblue’ will ever find its way onto this computer.
Clicking on the ‘See your outdated drivers here’ link brings up an ‘install window’ for a site called
Sorry, guys, but hell has yet to freeze over..
Tue, Feb 17 2009 7:58