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What is driverboost.exe?

Part of DriverBoost by PC Drivers Headquarters

What is it?

DriverBoost is a PC driver update utility that compares drivers installed on a PC to the most up to date drivers and makes various recommendations for updating them.
Description of driverboost.exe from PC Drivers Headquarters
DriverBoost is a driver update service that will scan your computer for all installed & connected hardware, locate all OEM drivers and provide them in an easy, convenient format.
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How does driverboost.exe run?

Process - driverboost.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. driverboost.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does driverboost.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - driverboost.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DriverBoost' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\DriverBoost\DriverBoost\DriverBoost.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false' 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.
Scheduled task - driverboost.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\DriverBoost-RTMRules'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the driverboost.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of driverboost.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is driverboost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00337% CPU33664.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
48.78 MB RAM226.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
66 GDI objects44.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\driverboost\driverboost\driverboost.exe

Are there other versions of DriverBoost?

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 DriverBoost.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: driverboost.exe
Publisher: PC Drivers Headquarters (verified)
Name: DriverBoost
Description: DriverBoost
Size: 3.43 MB
Original file name: DriverBoost.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/3/2011
Expiration date: 4/21/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0048129104%
Privileged CPU: 0.0014464828%
User CPU: 0.00336642765643%
Privileged CPU time: 1388.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,955,082,209
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 258.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 264.61 MB
Paged memory: 48.78 MB
Peak paged memory: 62.23 MB
Paged system memory: 365.72 KB
Non-paged system memory: 24.51 KB
Working set memory: 36.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 66.98 MB
Min working set memory: 36.27 MB
Private memory: 48.78 MB
Page faults: 37,216
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 549
Total read transfer: 10.06 MB
Total write operations: 853
Total write transfer: 2.18 MB
Total other operations: 23,296
Total other transfer: 123.74 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 66
Peak GDI objects: 69
USER objects: 82
Peak USER objects: 84
Handle count average: 534
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\DriverBoost\DriverBoost\DriverBoost.exe" /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Startup files (user) run details

Name: DriverBoost
Command: C:\Program Files\DriverBoost\DriverBoost\DriverBoost.exe /applicationModC:systemTray /showWelcomC:false

Scheduled task details

Name: DriverBoost-RTMUpdater
Command: \DriverBoost-RTMUpdater

Image hashes

MD5: 28052e2fa1535ac5edd1ff0b18e97ac1
SHA-1: 6d6251b45bae6d5b70de544af980f0e520baa997
SHA-256: 5b910abc738339f3febbc0423575c8c4dd9e89a6e04292a74b1a35a935c92bd4

PE image details

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