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What is pcboosttray.exe?

Part of PCBoost by PGWARE LLC

Description of pcboosttray.exe from PGWARE LLC
PcBoost is a tool for all that allows you to modify your computers settings to increase performance and speed. No modifications to your hardware are made and all adjustments and settings are done in an easy to use interface that a child could use. It instantly makes the foreground application run faster by instructing the computer processor to give the application a higher priority than all other applications running in the background.
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How does pcboosttray.exe run?

Process - pcboosttray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does pcboosttray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pcboosttray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PCBoost' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\PGWARE\PCBoost\PCBoostTray.exe" /start' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the pcboosttray.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of pcboosttray.exe users, 88.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pcboosttray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00341% CPU34136.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.98 MB RAM18.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              35 GDI objects23.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pgware\pcboost\pcboosttray.exe

Are there other versions of PCBoost?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: pcboosttray.exe
Publisher: PGWARE LLC (verified)
Name: PCBoost
Description: PCBoost Tray Applet
Size: 1.68 MB
Original file name: PCBOOSTTRAY.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: PGWARE LLC
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network
Effective date: 8/2/2010
Expiration date: 8/2/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0042670285%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008534057%
User CPU: 0.00341362277325%
Privileged CPU time: 3900025 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,121,807,181
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 70.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 74.05 MB
Paged memory: 3.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.18 MB
Paged system memory: 127.36 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.2 KB
Working set memory: 2.56 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.29 MB
Min working set memory: 168 KB
Private memory: 3.98 MB
Page faults: 3,554,204
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 35
Peak GDI objects: 52
USER objects: 24
Peak USER objects: 25
Handle count average: 174
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PGWARE\PCBoost\PCBoostTray.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PCBoost
Command: "C:\Program Files\PGWARE\PCBoost\PCBoostTray.exe" /start

Image hashes

MD5: 9df9b405d0f62cba77373f528794ad85
SHA-1: 9da1419ad9327263c98fa59b9ad5a34fd3c61e1c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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