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What is boost.exe?

Part of boost by Reason Software Company

What is it?

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.
Description of boost.exe from Reason Software Company
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 delays and just give your PC an overall sluggish feel. There are many forms of such extraneous software such as unneeded toolbars, adware, tracking programs, and other “free promotional software” to name a few. Think of crapware as being, just a whole mess of clutter that is causing your PC to feel bogged down.
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How does boost.exe run?

Process - boost.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does boost.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - boost.exe is registered with the run identifier 'boost' and the execution command '"C:\boost.exe" /a' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the boost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of boost.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is boost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU55.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.39 MB RAM52.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,862 /min82.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              33 GDI objects22.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
60 context switches/sec60.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of boost?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: boost.exe
Name: boost
Description: Boost
Size: 1.16 MB
Original file name: boost.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 2.8144589424%
Privileged CPU: 2.8144533558%
User CPU: 0.00000558659218%
Total CPU time: 3,385 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 1497.61 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 1887.61 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 180,362,412
Context switches /sec: 60
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 230.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 266.98 MB
Paged memory: 37.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 41.33 MB
Paged system memory: 333.96 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.9 KB
Working set memory: 41.97 MB
Peak working set memory: 44.3 MB
Min working set memory: 27.92 MB
Private memory: 11.39 MB
Page faults: 34,517
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 34,179
Total read transfer: 138.55 MB
Total write operations: 44
Total write transfer: 138.83 KB
Total other operations: 21,807
Total other transfer: 149.58 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 33
Peak GDI objects: 38
USER objects: 30
Peak USER objects: 31
Handle count average: 647
Thread count average: 17

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
boost\boost.exe /report /nosend

Startup files (user) run details

Name: boost
Command: "C:\boost.exe" /a

Image hashes

MD5: c931f590cc158a9115cf50842744bf5a
SHA-1: bfe42db1081f7479618ad5afc80226d80ee2e3b5
SHA-256: 2e177b4ac29c206740e83becd5ece747f794b56eda59d19ae66da8c26d63ee33

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
File entropy: 6.72823
File packed: No
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