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VersionsAdditional versions

1.0.4630.25908 0.42%
1.0.4629.20058 0.03%
1.0.4629.19192 0.03%
1.0.4625.27807 0.08%
1.0.4623.37061 0.16%
1.0.4622.36556 0.05%
1.0.2.41374 0.03%
1.0.2.39135 4.33%
1.0.2.32822 24.91%
1.0.2.29398 0.08%
1.0.2.27680 13.36%
1.0.2.26808 0.11%
1.0.2.25523 0.48%
1.0.2.25383 0.03%
1.0.2.25328 1.14%
1.0.2.23974 24.27%
1.0.2.20962 21.08%
1.0.2.19416 2.60%
1.0.2.19114 3.24%
1.0.2.18805 0.11%
1.0.2.14768 0.11%
1.0.2.14477 3.32%
1.0.0.0 0.03%
1.0.0.0 0.03%

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boost.exe

Boost by Reason Software Company Inc. (Signed)

Remove boost.exe
Version:   1.0.0.0
MD5:   c931f590cc158a9115cf50842744bf5a
SHA1:   bfe42db1081f7479618ad5afc80226d80ee2e3b5
SHA256:   2e177b4ac29c206740e83becd5ece747f794b56eda59d19ae66da8c26d63ee33

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:1.0.0.0
Size:1.16 MB (1,217,536 bytes)
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
More details

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:3.60526664%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:2.81445336%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.79081328%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,498 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:37.64 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):27.92 MB
Private (minimum):27.92 MB
Non-paged memory:37.64 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:230.29 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):266.98 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:41.97 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):44.3 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:17
12
Handles:647
600
GUI GDI count:33
103
GUI GDI peak:38
142
GUI USER count:30
49
GUI USER peak:31
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Platform:32-bit
Command line:boost\boost.exe /report /nosend
Owner:User

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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