77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove GS_Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,491
United States Rank #21,023
Reach 0.0160%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.94 days
440.75 days >
Average installed length: 231.58 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.0.1986 0.45%
4.3.0.1983 0.45%
4.3.0.1953 0.45%
4.3.0.1931 0.45%
4.3.0.1730 0.45%
4.3.0.1721 0.45%
4.3.0.1669 0.45%
4.3.0.1647 0.45%
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4.3.0.1432 0.45%
4.3.0.1310 0.45%
4.3.0.1137 0.45%
4.3.0.1029 0.45%
4.2.0.1893 0.45%
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4.2.0.1269 0.45%
4.1.0.1890 0.45%
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4.1.0.1181 0.45%
4.1.0.1046 0.45%
4.0.0.1862 0.45%
4.0.0.1828 0.45%
4.0.0.1783 0.45%
4.0.0.1723 0.45%
4.0.0.1661 0.45%
4.0.0.1652 0.45%
4.0.0.1645 0.45%
223 versions

GS_Booster

What is GS_Booster?

GS_Booster is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. It will communicate with the adware's servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on.

Overview

The most common release is 4.3.0.1986, with over 49% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The primary executable is named GS_Booster.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 1.04 MB (1,087,855 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in GS_Booster.
GS_Booster.exe (9dfbb035592ea044a4b29977a3f272ff) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 959 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.21 Trojan/Win32.HDC
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.214 TR/Crypt.ZPACK.82722
Antiy-AVL 1.0.0.1 Trojan/Win32.TGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3437 Generic5
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender 1.0.20.855 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.06.20.04 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
ESET-NOD32 8.9974 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
G Data 14.6.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 Trojan.SuspectCRC
McAfee 5600.7093 Artemis!9DFBB035592E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7093 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.P
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.513 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
nProtect 14.06.20.01 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Crypt.Hzdr
VIPRE Antivirus 30484 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 20 all detections
GS_Booster has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove GS_Booster.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PremiumSoft
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\gs_booster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\gs_booster\gs_booster.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GS_Booster

Program executable:GS_Booster.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\gs_booster\GS_Booster.exe
MD5:9dfbb035592ea044a4b29977a3f272ff
  • (Malware detected) GS_Booster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GS_Booster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GS-Booster-S-3168119747.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GS_Booster.exe
Memory:1.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0027027259%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015298%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00254974%
0.015104% average

How do I remove GS_Booster?

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Or, you can uninstall GS_Booster from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GS_Booster, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GS_Booster.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.39%
Windows 8 32.14%
Windows XP 3.13%
Windows Vista 0.89%
Windows Server 2003 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.00%
Windows 8.1 15.84%
Windows 7 Professional 11.31%
Windows 8 3.62%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.03%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  Mexico 3.72%
  Italy 3.31%
  France 2.89%
  MA 2.89%
  India 2.48%
  Spain 2.48%
  Brazil 2.48%
  Philippines 2.07%
  Turkey 2.07%
  Taiwan 2.07%
  Australia 2.07%
  Sweden 2.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Dell 11.33%
Lenovo 7.33%
GIGABYTE 4.67%
Toshiba 4.67%
Samsung 4.67%
Sony 2.00%
Alienware 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
ASUS All Series 2.59%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.59%
eMachines eME528 1.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.72%
HP EliteBook 8440p 1.72%

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