I've recently built my first computer and found the task of getting the drivers to be extremely tedious, time consuming and sometimes a little tricky.
In some cases there are multiple options to choose from. The offer of the latest driver can also come with the risk of being a Beta version. I've also found that some components (like my GPU) had optional drivers that may apply to applications I might never use.
I recently discovered that there are downloadable applications that can detect and fetch the necessary drivers for you even update them automatically. I understand that this may be seen as a lazy approach but for a first-time builder like myself it seems like a safer bet, given that I don't yet know what drivers to choose from.
So should applications this be used or are they best avoided? I have no doubt that some of these applications may be harmful and open me up to risks from viruses. Am I better off trawling the internet for answers about the best drivers for each component for my computer?
For anyone wondering the application I'm currently considering is 'SlimDrivers'