Manufacturer: HERMES Softlab
Caution Level: safe
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Operating System: Windows NT, XP, 2000, Vista
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Filter Driver is a module that is slotted into the driver stack in the personal computer so that it can perform a particular function and also support a specialized device. It does not interfere with the operation of the existing driver stack. This device falls under the category of layered driver but the difference between the two is that a filter driver is invisible. This device operates by attaching itself to any other existent driver on the computer so that it can cut off the requests that are intended for the device objects of the lower drivers. It supports the functionality of other drivers through using the services of the I/O request that are headed for the original target. Filter Driver may also operate by using the services of other kernel – mode drivers. This device is easy and safe to use.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Filter Driver works by adding extra features to various devices but it does not interfere with the underlying device drivers as well as programs that utilize the specific devices. Besides, this device helps users to transform various behavioral aspects of an existing driver yet the user does not have to re – write the underlying driver. Filter driver can be used to encrypt or decrypt data on an existing Windows file system. It also allows users to store the encrypted files without having to change the original windows file system. Apart from that, this device also incorporates the services of the existing file system driver as well as disk drivers which it uses in the management of data transfer to the secondary storage devices. Filter driver works with operating systems including Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, as well as Windows Vista. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Filter Driver errors before installing any driver updates.