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VersionsAdditional versions

1.0.4633.21570 0.02%
1.0.4633.21325 0.02%
1.0.4632.19500 0.02%
1.0.4630.25908 0.27%
1.0.4629.20058 0.02%
1.0.4629.19192 0.02%
1.0.4625.27807 0.05%
1.0.4623.37061 0.10%
1.0.4622.36556 0.03%
1.0.2.41374 0.02%
1.0.2.40348 0.76%
1.0.2.39135 2.71%
1.0.2.38800 5.79%
1.0.2.37153 0.51%
1.0.2.36955 2.19%
1.0.2.35454 0.22%
1.0.2.34545 1.86%
1.0.2.34420 0.05%
1.0.2.33856 0.02%
1.0.2.32822 15.57%
1.0.2.32217 1.21%
1.0.2.29398 0.05%
1.0.2.28590 0.07%
1.0.2.28001 1.99%
1.0.2.27680 8.35%
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Parent process
Related files

boost.exe

Boost by Reason Software Company Inc. (Signed)

Remove boost.exe
Version:   1.0.2.29398
MD5:   4e854dc733f6bdca9341734ed15ca498
SHA1:   343b9bac03675e4d283f44f23ce9191ec13d881d

What is boost.exe?

Boost maintains performance and stability by preventing unnecessary programs from consuming system resources and affecting critical programs. When you start to feel your PC become sluggish, don't reboot, simply give your PC an instantaneous Boost with just one click.

About boost.exe (from Reason Software Company Inc.)

Boost helps to restore the pep in your PC by removing crapware, bloatware, trialware, bundleware, and adware. Such “crapware” (and yes that’s an industry term) is known to cause system crashes, boot d

DetailsDetails

File name:boost.exe
Publisher:Reason Software Company Inc.
Product name:Boost
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe
File version:1.0.2.29398
Size:5.04 MB (5,288,768 bytes)
Build date:8/7/2013 4:19 PM
Certificate
Issued to:Reason Software Company Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
.NET CLR:Yes
.NET NGENed:No
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ResourcesPrograms

The following program will install this file
Reason Software Company Inc.
4% remove
Boost maintains performance and stability by preventing unnecessary programs from consuming system resources and affecting critical programs. When you start to feel your PC become sluggish, don't reboot, simply give your PC an instantaneous Boost with just one click. Boost helps to restore the pep in your PC by removing crapware, bloatware, trialware, bundleware, and adware. Such “crapware” (and yes that’s an industry term) is known to ...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Scheduled tasks
  • The job '{BBBC1548-6134-4782-921A-0C5205F94C85}' runs on registration in the path '\{BBBC1548-6134-4782-921A-0C5205F94C85}'
  • The task 'Boost' runs on logon in the path '\Boost'
  • Entry path '\Boost'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\Boost'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Boost' → "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Boost\boost.exe'
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Boost' → "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00242984%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00175424%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00067559%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:133,351 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:15,963,820/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:8,638/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:48.24 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):51.64 MB
Private (minimum):5.06 MB
Non-paged memory:48.24 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:256.86 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):310.13 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:25.96 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):81.68 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:870,646/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:2.26 MB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:567/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:737 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:4/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:4.85 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:4,268/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:16
12
Handles:872
600
GUI GDI count:2808
103
GUI USER count:1022
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Tray notification:Yes
Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\documents and settings\win xp\datos de programa\reason\boost\boost.exe" /autostart
  • C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe /autostart
Owner:User
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
mscorwks.dll
Total CPU:8.39041457%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:3.78964856%
0.107585%
User CPU:4.60076602%
0.165382%
Context switches:1,574/sec
79/sec
Memory:5.66 MB
1.16 MB
mscoree.dll (Microsoft .NET Framework by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.07115583%
Kernel CPU:0.01657054%
User CPU:0.05458529%
Context switches:16/sec
Memory:296 KB
boost.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.03962034%
Kernel CPU:0.00878759%
User CPU:0.03083275%
CPU cycles:3,235,376/sec
Memory:5.07 MB
ADVAPI32.dll
Total CPU:0.00026010%
Kernel CPU:0.00019508%
User CPU:0.00006503%
Memory:688 KB
aspnet_perf.dll
Total CPU:0.00026001%
Kernel CPU:0.00019500%
User CPU:0.00006500%
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:36 KB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.50%
Windows 8.1 14.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.00%
Windows 8 6.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 6.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.50%
Windows 8.1 N 1.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 1.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.00% of Boost.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 19.92%
Hewlett-Packard 17.53%
Dell 16.73%
Acer 13.55%
Toshiba 11.95%
Lenovo 9.56%
Alienware 2.79%
Intel 2.39%
Sony 2.39%
Samsung 1.99%
GIGABYTE 1.20%
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