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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 4.32%
1.0.2.34420 0.08%
1.0.2.32822 24.88%
1.0.2.29398 0.08%
1.0.2.27680 13.34%
1.0.2.26808 0.11%
1.0.2.26606 0.03%
1.0.2.25523 0.48%
1.0.2.25383 0.03%
1.0.2.25328 1.14%
1.0.2.23974 24.24%
1.0.2.21719 0.03%
1.0.2.20962 21.06%
1.0.2.19416 2.60%
1.0.2.19114 3.24%
1.0.2.18805 0.11%
1.0.2.17836 0.03%
1.0.2.14768 0.11%

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boost.exe

Boost by Reason Software Company Inc. (Signed)

Remove boost.exe
Version:   1.0.2.21719
MD5:   ca15df7ab9a4d0f0c75a01729764f108
SHA1:   3c3850259ba3115790f1822e4673f2c2ba411b25

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:1.0.2.21719
Size:5.21 MB (5,458,944 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:0.09949981%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.07828294%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.02121687%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:7,070 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:17,123/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:47.91 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):57.89 MB
Private (minimum):21.9 MB
Non-paged memory:47.91 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:240.04 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):250.46 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:42.02 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):71.98 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:632,253/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:5.41 MB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1,377/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:33.25 KB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:22/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:52.86 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:3,378/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:20
12
Handles:654
600
GUI GDI count:199
103
GUI USER count:131
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Tray notification:Yes
Integrety level:Undefined
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\documents and settings\administrator\desktop\boost.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:Explorer.EXE (Windows Explorer by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
mscorwks.dll
Total CPU:9.03438286%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:5.05981714%
0.107585%
User CPU:3.97456571%
0.165382%
Context switches:5,756/sec
79/sec
Memory:5.56 MB
1.16 MB
mscoree.dll (Microsoft .NET Framework by Microsoft)
Total CPU:1.39259785%
Kernel CPU:0.58624718%
User CPU:0.80635066%
Context switches:82/sec
Memory:280 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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