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What is boostspeed.exe?

Part of PC Tuneup by AVG

What is it?

AVG PC TuneUp - Start Center part of AVG PC TuneUp, AVG's system cleaning and optimization tool.
Description of boostspeed.exe from AVG
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How does boostspeed.exe run?

Process - boostspeed.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. boostspeed.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).

How does boostspeed.exe start?

Scheduled task - boostspeed.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AVG\PC Tuneup\Integrator\Start On JCH Logon'. 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 - boostspeed.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\AVG\PC Tuneup\Integrator\Start On Tyler Logon'. 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 - boostspeed.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AVG PC Tuneup' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup\BoostSpeed.exe" -UseTray' 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the boostspeed.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of boostspeed.exe users, 59.0% have disabled it.
How stable is PC Tuneup?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is boostspeed.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01132% CPU113168.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
27.01 MB RAM125.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     85 /min3.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
202 GDI objects134.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
5,025 context switches/sec5025.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg pc tuneup\boostspeed.exe

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 PC Tuneup.

What programs install boostspeed.exe?

AVG PC TuneUp by AVG Technologies - AVG PC TuneUp is a subscription-based registry cleaner and repair tool. The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free trial of AVG's comprehensive PC
Program URL: www.avg.com/us-en/avg-pctuneup
Program help URL: www.avg.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\
Size: 35.32 MB
AVG PC TuneUp 2014 by AVG Technologies
Program URL: www.avg.com/us-en/avg-pctuneup
Program help URL: www.avg.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\
Size: 76.57 MB

What else is related?

PC Tuneup Stability

boostspeed.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About AVG

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File details

File name: boostspeed.exe
Publisher: AVG (verified)
Name: PC Tuneup
Description: PC Tuneup 2011
Product version: 10.x
Size: 784.32 KB
Original file name: BoostSpeed.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/16/2010
Expiration date: 3/5/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0131863187%
Privileged CPU: 0.0018694564%
User CPU: 0.01131686230419%
Privileged CPU time: 16335413.97 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5,020 ms
CPU cycle count: 7,869,982
CPU cycle count /min: 1,775,757,830
Context switches /sec: 5,025
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 137.98 MB
Peak committed memory: 146.72 MB
Paged memory: 27.01 MB
Peak paged memory: 29.67 MB
Paged system memory: 175.65 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.49 KB
Working set memory: 16.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.57 MB
Min working set memory: 5.09 MB
Private memory: 27.01 MB
Page faults: 123,306
Page faults /min: 23
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 24,982
Read operations /min: 10
Total read transfer: 257.97 MB
Read transfer /min: 79 KB
Total write operations: 15,095
Write operations /min: 7
Total write transfer: 6.37 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.9 KB
Total other operations: 468,496
Other operations /min: 178
Total other transfer: 60.3 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.81 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 202
Peak GDI objects: 213
USER objects: 89
Peak USER objects: 103
Handle count average: 275
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup\BoostSpeed.exe" -UseTray
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup\BoostSpeed.exe" -UseTray
"C:\Program Files\AVG PC TuneUp PreCracked\BoostSpeed.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: Start On User Logon
Command: \AVG\PC Tuneup\Integrator\Start On User Logon

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \AVG\PC Tuneup\Integrator\Start On User Logon

Startup files (user) run details

Name: AVG PC Tuneup
Command: "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup\BoostSpeed.exe" -UseTray

Image hashes

MD5: 9389ff4d36e99352e440ccbeb17c884e
SHA-1: 4283b9331a1c1d11c151bbe967be85b3fa295e44
SHA-256: bb11d01dc6f92eb192b34038f9f463ee2040ccd9019e2a48c7f7f69beba0f6b4

PE image details

File packed: No
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