Should I remove PC;Booster?
What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
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What is PC;Booster?
PC Booster is an adware web browser application that displays banner ads as well as contextual link ads that are injected in the web page. The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. On web pages there may be up to 10 intext ads and/or 4 banner ad and/or a transitional ad. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software. In addition to ads, the program will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as web browser hijacking). The extension will also report back to the controlling server analytics which may include the behavior of the user on the Internet and reports back URLs and domains visited as well as what advertisements are displayed and clicked on. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.
The most common release is 22.214.171.1241, with over 98% 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 PC;Booster.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package is about 1.04 MB (1,088,102 bytes) when donwloaded.
- Malware detected in the program
- Automatically starts with Windows
- Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
- Displays unwanted advertisements
- Hijacks the web browser's home page
- Hijacks the browser's default search provider
- This program has a poor reputation
- Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC;Booster.
|PC;Booster.exe (9dfbb035592ea044a4b29977a3f272ff) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:|
||a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
||6/20/2014 rev. 6
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PC;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 PC;Booster.
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\pc;booster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\pc;booster\pc;booster.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.04 MB
Files installed by PC;Booster
|Program executable:||PC;Booster.exe (Malware detected)|
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
- PC;Booster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SW-Booster-S-2670295116.
Resource utilization averages
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How do I remove PC;Booster?
Quickly and completely remove PC;Booster from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC;Booster from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- 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:
When you find the program PC;Booster, click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PC;Booster.
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.
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
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HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%
Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Which OS releases does it run on?
|Windows 7 Professional
71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
| United States
What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?