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Should I remove PCSpeedBoost?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,898
United States Rank #6,767
Reach 0.0278%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.52 days
251.47 days >
Average installed length: 132.13 days


1.0.5 100.00%

Other programs by Boost Software

PCSpeedBoost 1.0.5

What is PCSpeedBoost?  (from Boost Software)

PC SpeedBoost is a software tool that automatically repairs PC registry errors. The free version of this software repairs file associations and font entries, and allows you to remove startup programs.


PCSpeedBoost 1.0.5 is a software program developed by Boost Software. 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). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named pcspeedboost.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 24.71 MB (25,907,936 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 86% of users of PCSpeedBoost come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PCSpeedBoost.
PCSpeedBoost.exe (2f152a8b449f5bc73dc7c079069d518f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3285 Boostsoft
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.PCHealthBoost
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!2F152A8B449F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 Artemis
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 PCHealthBoost
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Riskware.PCHealthBoost
PCSpeedBoost has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.boostsoftware.com
Help link: help.pcspeedboost.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC SpeedBoost
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC SpeedBoost\hbuninst.exe" /keyprog=PCSpeedBoost
Estimated size: 24.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCSpeedBoost 1.0.5

Program executable:pcspeedboost.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pc speedboost\pcspeedboost.exe
Additional files:
  • PCHB_uninstall.exe - PC SpeedBoost (PC SpeedBoost is a Boost Software Inc. product)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCSpeedBoost.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCSB_brittany_PCSpeedBoost_RS_WeeklyTask' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 12:56 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCSpeedBoost.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCSB_brittany_PCSpeedBoost_LogonTask.

How do I remove PCSpeedBoost?

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Or, you can uninstall PCSpeedBoost 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 PCSpeedBoost 1.0.5, 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 PCSpeedBoost.
  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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Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.70%
Windows 8 36.48%
Windows Vista 10.97%
Windows XP 4.34%
Windows 8.1 0.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.11%
Windows 8.1 26.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.02%
Windows 8 7.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.55%
  United Kingdom 6.72%
  Australia 4.71%
  Canada 1.51%
  Belgium 0.34%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.17%
  New Zealand 0.17%
  Japan 0.17%
  PR 0.17%
  Germany 0.17%
  YE 0.17%
  Saudi Arabia 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Dell 23.99%
Toshiba 14.53%
Acer 11.49%
ASUS 6.42%
Lenovo 3.38%
Intel 0.68%
Samsung 0.68%
Sony 0.68%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.84%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.69%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.15%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.15%


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