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Should I remove RapidBoot Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,054
United States Rank #2,966
Reach 0.1560%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.77 days
730.61 days >
Average installed length: 383.88 days


1.23 94.65%
1.22 0.14%
1.21 5.21%

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RapidBoot Shield

What is RapidBoot Shield?  (from Lenovo)

RapidBoot uses a collection of proprietary technologies and optimizations, which vary based on the EE 3 system. Smart defragmentation defragments the area of the hard disk drive that contains the boot files used to load Windows®. Defragmenting increases the speed that the data can be accessed and read. HDD accelerator ...  Read more


RapidBoot Shield is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 1.23, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named regcat.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 14.6 MB (15,312,380 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 59% of users of RapidBoot Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\RapidBoot\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5E2652DF-743F-482B-A593-C95F431A5769}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RapidBoot Shield

Program executable:regcat.exe
Additional files:
  • hyperw7svc.exe - RapidBoot Shield (RapidBoot Shield Service)
  • rapidboot.exe
  • rapidboot.resources.dll
  • rb_cpl_res.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • hyperw7svc.exe runs as a service named 'HyperW7 Service' (HyperW7Svc).

How do I remove RapidBoot Shield?

Quickly and completely remove RapidBoot Shield from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RapidBoot Shield 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 RapidBoot Shield, 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 RapidBoot Shield.

Win 7 (SP1) 96%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.98%
Windows 8 3.93%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 72.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.46%
Windows 10 Pro 3.02%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.88%
Windows 10 Home 0.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.47%
  Canada 4.56%
  Germany 3.85%
  United Kingdom 2.55%
  France 1.94%
  Israel 1.53%
  Japan 1.50%
  Australia 1.40%
  India 1.19%
  DK 1.19%
  Czech Republic 1.12%
  Norway 1.09%
  Taiwan 1.06%
  Sweden 0.89%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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