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Should I remove SO;Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.36 days
909.86 days >
Average installed length: 478.06 days


VersionDistribution 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%


What is SO;Booster?

This adware injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits.


The most common release is, 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 SO;Booster.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 717.62 KB (734,839 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SO;Booster.
SO;Booster.exe (1d283dd3ae2312eee624e8b8c46f6adb) has been flagged by the following 28 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.09 Trojan/Win32.Agent
Avira AntiVir TR/Downloader.A.988
avast! 2014.9-140108 Win32:Agent-ASOC [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3601 Downloader.Generic13
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.50
Bkav FE W32.SauseiLTAR.Trojan
Commtouch SDK W32/Trojan.IDAE-2984
Comodo Security 17576 TrojWare.Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoad3.30962
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 a variant of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.AFD
Fortinet FortiGate 1/8/2014 W32/Agent.AFD!tr.dldr
G Data 14.1.22 Win32.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.AU
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.175.10776 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048ec4f1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.01.08.11 PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5600.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7257 RDN/Downloader.a!oi
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Agent.cojdgu
Norman 10.20140108 Suspicious_Gen4.FKQEC
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.96 Troj/Agent-AFFX
Symantec 1/8/2014 rev. 4 Trojan.Gen
Trend Micro 10.465.08 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_SPNR.29L213
VIPRE Antivirus 25218 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.S.Agent.729600.B
       View all 28 all detections
SO;Booster has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove SO;Booster.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\application fields software\so;booster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\application fields software\so;booster\so;booster.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 717.62 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SO;Booster

Program executable:SO;Booster.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\application fields software\so;booster\SO;Booster.exe
  • (Malware detected) SO;Booster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SO;Booster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SW-Booster-S-5468593891.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1024 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000125145%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000264%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000988%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:332
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:14 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SO;Booster?

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Or, you can uninstall SO;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 SO;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 SO;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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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 9%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.82%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.42%
  Brazil 5.26%
  Czech Republic 5.26%
  Spain 5.26%
  Croatia 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  Australia 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 18.18%
Dell 18.18%
Sony 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7750 12.50%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 12.50%
Sony VPCEB33FM 12.50%
Dell XPS 12-9Q33 12.50%


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