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What is boost.exe?

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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 Boost
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?

Startup files (user) run - boost.exe is registered with the run identifier 'boost' and the execution command '"C:\Documents and Settings\XPMUser\Desktop\boost\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 0.5% of all Boost users have the boost.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of boost.exe users, 11.1% 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.
68 GDI objects45.3%
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:
C:\documents and settings\xpmuser\desktop\boost\boost.exe

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 Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: boost.exe
Publisher: Boost Inc.
Name: boost
Description: Boost
Version: 1.0.4464.20308
Size: 2.69 MB
Original file name: boost.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.6797595669%
Privileged CPU: 0.6797539803%
User CPU: 0.00000558659218%
Privileged CPU time: 15857.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,934,219,354
Context switches /sec: 60
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 657.58 MB
Peak committed memory: 679.11 MB
Paged memory: 69.08 MB
Peak paged memory: 77.22 MB
Paged system memory: 405.44 KB
Non-paged system memory: 54.41 KB
Working set memory: 64.47 MB
Peak working set memory: 87.98 MB
Min working set memory: 26.71 MB
Private memory: 11.39 MB
Page faults: 71,082
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 108,189
Total read transfer: 437.47 MB
Total write operations: 110
Total write transfer: 184.62 KB
Total other operations: 30,229
Total other transfer: 229.11 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 68
Peak GDI objects: 88
USER objects: 153
Peak USER objects: 156
Handle count average: 542
Thread count average: 20
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: boost
Command: "C:\Documents and Settings\XPMUser\Desktop\boost\boost.exe" /a

Image hashes

MD5: 46d010dd559e128185d693fbbbb1a2f8
SHA-1: c8f521c62c6a260bed8bd10afe9dd31edaa53268

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File entropy: 6.70682
File packed: No
Import Table
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