Hardware Helper is a utility application that enables users to manage the device drivers and other software installed in their computer. This application works by analyzing drivers and installed software to check if they are working properly and are all up to date. Hardware Helper contains a large database of commercial software that assists the application in analyzing the software in the user’s computer. If the application detects an installed program that has an error or is not updated, it will automatically search online for fixes and updates for the target software. Users can configure the application to scan for updates and download them automatically, or do the update process manually. In addition to these, Hardware Helper is capable of detecting any type of device driver, such as drivers for monitors, printers, speakers, webcams, as well as CPU components such as motherboards, audio cards, graphics cards, etc.
Hardware Helper features a simple user interface that contains two main parts. the first part displays all tasks that can be performed by the application. This section contains buttons that include home, back up drivers, restore drivers, uninstall drivers, update drivers, my downloads, options, live update, and hardware info. The next part displays information about the computer’s driver status. This section contains the start scan button, the scan history, and application tools.