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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 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. boost.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does boost.exe start?

Scheduled task - boost.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Boost'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - boost.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Boost'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
Startup files (user) run - boost.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Boost' and the execution command '"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart' 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.
Startup files (all users) run - boost.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Boost' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart' 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the boost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of boost.exe users, 18.0% 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.
120 GDI objects80.0%
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?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Boost.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: boost.exe
Publisher: Reason Software Company Inc. (verified)
Name: Boost
Description: Boost
Size: 5.13 MB
Original file name: boost.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/27/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0025433396%
Privileged CPU: 0.0025377530%
User CPU: 0.00000558659218%
Privileged CPU time: 193147054.23 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 26 ms
CPU cycle count: 479,614,779
CPU cycle count /min: 389,938,992
Context switches /sec: 60
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 659.85 MB
Peak committed memory: 702.73 MB
Paged memory: 77.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 101.77 MB
Paged system memory: 510.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 55.92 KB
Working set memory: 55.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 142.34 MB
Min working set memory: 12.7 MB
Private memory: 11.39 MB
Page faults: 1,901,609
Page faults /min: 718
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 351,273
Read operations /min: 115
Total read transfer: 622.6 MB
Read transfer /min: 479.61 KB
Total write operations: 3,089
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 831.06 KB
Write transfer /min: 229 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,398,831
Other operations /min: 393
Total other transfer: 5.16 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.63 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 120
Peak GDI objects: 169
USER objects: 106
Peak USER objects: 173
Handle count average: 666
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe /autostart
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /install
C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe /autostart
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /install

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {BBBC1548-6134-4782-921A-0C5205F94C85}
Command: \{BBBC1548-6134-4782-921A-0C5205F94C85}

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Boost

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Boost
Command: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Boost
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 51657635eeb61acd01efca4b967f6d25
SHA-1: 8af313aaceb82c5c300d1f2de26105dd1e0b857a

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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