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Should I remove Rapidboot Advanced?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,207
United States Rank #13,191
Reach 0.0148%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.00.0502 81.25%
1.0.5.3 18.75%

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Rapidboot Advanced

What is Rapidboot Advanced?

Rapid Boot Extreme technology will enable users to “start their PC as fast as 10 seconds and open applications two times faster” than typical Windows 7 PCs. The new technology is part of Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience program for Windows 7 and was achieved through various tweaks and optimizations; mainly the use of proprietary BIOS along with developing faster drivers.

Overview

The most common release is 1.00.0502, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 fbconsole.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 80.85 MB (84,774,420 bytes). The installed file FBLiveUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lenovo\rapidboot
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rapidboot\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 80.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rapidboot Advanced

Program executable:fbconsole.exe
Name:RapidBoot Advanced
RapidBoot Advanced Console
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\rapidboot\fbconsole.exe
MD5:9c529348ab9fee618694b269519c2241
Additional files:
  • FBLiveUpdate.dll - RapidBoot Advanced (Live Update DLL)
  • FBService.exe - RapidBoot Advanced Service
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall
  • FBServiceps.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FBConsole.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98455B3D-6449-4C4F-8467-6076A0D04143}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • FBService.exe runs as a service named 'FastbootService' (FastbootService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FBConsole.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fastboot' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Rapidboot\FBConsole.exe".

How do I remove Rapidboot Advanced?

Quickly and completely remove Rapidboot Advanced 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 Advanced 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 Advanced, 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 Advanced.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.83%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows XP 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.17%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.37%
Windows 7 Professional 2.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.40%
Windows 8 Pro 1.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.39%
  Germany 10.22%
  United Kingdom 9.12%
  France 2.55%
  Hong Kong 2.19%
  Mexico 2.19%
  Italy 1.82%
  Poland 1.46%
  Russia 1.46%
  Saudi Arabia 1.46%
  Taiwan 1.46%
  South Africa 1.46%
  Canada 1.09%
  Czech Republic 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 99.52%
Intel 0.48%
Common models
LENOVO Lenovo H430 45.15%
LENOVO IdeaCentre B320 17.96%
LENOVO Lenovo A720 9.22%
LENOVO 2568 5.83%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 5.34%
LENOVO Ideacentre K430 4.85%

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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