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The Settings section of Boost provides you the ability to manage Boost general settings as well as both Allowed and Blocked programs.

General settings - these settings include all the basic settings to control the main operations of Boost. These settings also include the ability to opt-in or out of Boost Connect.

Automatically update the Boost knowledge base - Select this option to have Boost automatically check for and install the latest knowledge base updates.
Automatically run a boost after Windows starts - Select this option to have Boost automatically start when your PC boots up.
Run Boost when Windows boots - Select this option to automatically run a Boost when your PC boots up. (The option 'Run Boost when Windows boots' must be enabled in order for this option to work.)
Minimize Boost to the system tray - Select this option to have Boost automatically minimize to your notification area when Boost starts. (The notification area is also known as the system tray.)
Show detailed mouse tips - Show tool tips when hovering over various details.
Enabled sounds - Play sounds when Boost completes various tasks such as upon a Boost completion, toggling between Basic and Power modes, etc.
Power User - Boost is designed for everyone- from Windows PC power users to the most novice user. However, if you feel you are more on the PC power user side, a technical user, then let us know as well as provide you with very detailed technical information when you want it.
Boost Connect - By joining the Boost Connect community, you are helping us to help you by providing information about the programs that run on your PC. This information gives us insight into how programs that run on the same PC affect performance and stability. We then like to compare this information across the community to identity patterns and opportunities for performance optimization. Remember… all collected data is anonymous and we are ONLY interested in optimizing your PC. Our overall mission is to make your PC happy and for you to enjoy Boost to the fullest, and NOT to collect any personal information. Information gathered is for the sole benefit of Boost and its community and is NOT shared or sold to other entities- PROMISE!

Allowed programs are programs that you have specifically enabled to run unaltered regardless of whether or not Boost would like to terminate or block them. In most cases before Boost takes actions of various programs it will ask you if you would like to terminate various programs, the programs that you have selected to always allow will be located here. These allowed programs will always run until you remove them from the Allowed Programs.

Blocked programs are programs, services, malware and clutter that have been removed from running on your PC. Unlike most programs that are simply boosted, these programs are temporarily blocked by Boost and will not be allowed to run again unless they are un-blocked.

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