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boost.exe

Boost by Reason Software Company Inc. (Signed)

Remove boost.exe
Version:   1.0.2.20962
MD5:   6977b458463cf3fffc62846f5e8372cc
SHA1:   2b6e4705c5bc3d12c8303937242c639837cd2c33
SHA256:   78915622c5cc5c5d2dae52fb8db9f7552f16e4b6cfe6146328791bb763b7ea1e

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:1.0.2.20962
Size:5.1 MB (5,349,184 bytes)
Build date:9/6/2013 9:38 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
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [TCP] ec2-107-23-37-165.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.37.165:80)
  • [UDP] listens on port 64364
  • [UDP] listens on port 58831
  • [UDP] listens on port 59542
  • [UDP] listens on port 49187
  • [UDP] listens on port 59277
  • [UDP] listens on port 60904
  • [UDP] listens on port 53288
  • [UDP] listens on port 57279
  • [UDP] listens on port 62723
  • [UDP] listens on port 62505
  • [UDP] listens on port 62578
  • [UDP] listens on port 51796
  • [UDP] listens on port 56015
  • [UDP] listens on port 64246
  • [UDP] listens on port 54179
  • [UDP] listens on port 1702
  • [UDP] listens on port 49163
  • [UDP] listens on port 53051
  • [UDP] listens on port 55490
  • [UDP] listens on port 61439

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00810238%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00408177%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00402061%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:418,207,896 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:10,092,738/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:6,567/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:74.74 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):74.8 MB
    Private (minimum):7.91 MB
    Non-paged memory:74.74 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:570.39 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):631.68 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:49.33 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):111.05 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:4,834,880/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:2.65 MB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:679/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:3.84 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:34/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:12.26 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:2,197/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:20
    12
    Handles:755
    600
    GUI GDI count:292
    103
    GUI GDI peak:362
    142
    GUI USER count:151
    49
    GUI USER peak:238
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Tray notification:Yes
    Integrety level:High
    Platform:64-bit
    Command lines:
    • C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe /autostart
    • "C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe" /autostart
    • "C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe"
    • "C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe" /install
    • "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\reason\boost\boost.exe" /autostart
    • "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\reason\boost\boost.exe" /install
    • "C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\reason\boost\boost.exe" /recovered
    • (12 more)
    Owner:User
    Parent processes:

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    wdmaud.drv
    Total CPU:99.80262910%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:53.05481799%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:46.74781112%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:2,486,226,244/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:236 KB
    1.16 MB
    mscorwks.dll
    Total CPU:11.16601847%
    Kernel CPU:6.29671409%
    User CPU:4.86930438%
    CPU cycles:353,201,333/sec
    Context switches:677/sec
    Memory:9.62 MB
    clr.dll
    Total CPU:7.39151212%
    Kernel CPU:4.44479813%
    User CPU:2.94671399%
    CPU cycles:179,117,227/sec
    Context switches:571/sec
    Memory:9.59 MB
    mscoree.dll
    Total CPU:0.77007479%
    Kernel CPU:0.17525153%
    User CPU:0.59482326%
    Context switches:65/sec
    Memory:280 KB
    boost.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.27051651%
    Kernel CPU:0.08037190%
    User CPU:0.19014461%
    CPU cycles:8,481,600/sec
    Context switches:33/sec
    Memory:5.13 MB
    crypt32.dll (Crypto API32 by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.15723274%
    Kernel CPU:0.15723274%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    Memory:596 KB
    midas64.dll (BitDefender AntiVirus by BitDefender S.R.L. Bucharest, ROMANIA)
    Total CPU:0.12817003%
    Kernel CPU:0.11770368%
    User CPU:0.01046635%
    CPU cycles:3,188,268/sec
    Memory:340 KB
    msvcrt.dll
    Total CPU:0.01505342%
    Kernel CPU:0.00167260%
    User CPU:0.01338082%
    CPU cycles:224,705/sec
    Memory:688 KB
    idmshellext64.dll (Internet Download Manager by Tonec)
    Total CPU:0.00548724%
    Kernel CPU:0.00548724%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:164,263/sec
    Memory:36 KB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00531691%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00531691%
    CPU cycles:62,885/sec
    Memory:1.67 MB
    wininet.dll
    Total CPU:0.00514563%
    Kernel CPU:0.00514563%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:161,311/sec
    Memory:1.17 MB
    gdiplus.dll
    Total CPU:0.00250128%
    Kernel CPU:0.00250128%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:3,306/sec
    Memory:1.3 MB

    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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