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Should I remove SoftwareBooster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.53 days
778.39 days >
Average installed length: 408.98 days


VersionDistribution 12.50% 12.50%


What is SoftwareBooster?

SoftwareBooster is an potentially harmful program that will track the user's Internet browsing behaviors in order to deliver advertisements to the user in the form of injected ads in the browser as well as may deliver popups in Windows. Once installed, it adds a scheduled task that will run when the user boots into Windows and will run in the background. It will connect to the Internet and download additional components as well as other adware/PUPs.


The most used version is, with over 16% 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 main program executable is SoftwareBooster.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The setup package is about 760.38 KB (778,628 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SoftwareBooster.
SoftwareBooster.exe (deba33db167548f8bbac30f5d78eb168) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Downware
AhnLab-V3 2014.11.19 PUP/Win32.Downloader
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Downloader]/Win32.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3285 Downloader.Generic14
Avira Adware/InstallRex.73153
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.InstallCore.81
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
CAT-QuickHeal TrojanDownloader.Agent.r4
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/21511 Win.Trojan.Agent-795744
Comodo Security 20130 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.8561
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
ESET-NOD32 8.10747 Win32/TrojanDownloader.Agent.ACF
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 W32/Agent.ACF!tr.dldr
F-Prot v6. W32/A-a81f4aca
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
G Data 14.11.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
K7 AntiVirus 13.185.14057 Trojan-Downloader
K7GW 13.185.14064 Trojan-Downloader ( 0048c92d1 )
Kaspersky Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 Trojan.Downloader
McAfee 5600.6941 RDN/Generic Downloader.x!la
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.Downloader.bc
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1867152
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Downware.dfhshr
Norman 10.20141120 Troj_Generic.VXEQZ
nProtect Trojan-Downloader/W32.Agent.773632.B
Qihoo-360 Trojan.Generic
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.175192FA!391222010
Sophos 4.98 Troj/Agent-AJEL
SUPERAntiSpyware 10227 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Graftor
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 SecurityRisk.Downldr
Tencent Win32.Trojan-downloader.Agent.Wvuo
The Hacker Trojan/Downloader.Agent.acf
Total Defense 37.0.11288 Win32/Tnega.NEHXPEC
Trend Micro 10.465.20 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ314
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_SPNR.0BJ314
Vba32 AntiVirus TrojanDownloader.Agent
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.A.Downloader.773632.A
Zillya Downloader.Agent.Win32.223830
       View all 43 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SoftwareBooster
URL: givemefilesnow.info
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\softwarebooster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\softwarebooster\softwarebooster.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 760.38 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftwareBooster

Program executable:SoftwareBooster.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\trusted publisher\softwarebooster\SoftwareBooster.exe
  • (Malware detected) SoftwareBooster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SoftwareBooster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GS-Booster-S-3168119747.

How do I remove SoftwareBooster?

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Or, you can uninstall SoftwareBooster 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 SoftwareBooster, 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 SoftwareBooster.
  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) 63%
Win 8 38%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  France 7.14%
  Mexico 7.14%
  Iran 7.14%
  Canada 7.14%
  United Kingdom 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Intel 14.29%
Apple 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 14.29%
HP Pavilion 14 Notebook P... 14.29%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro11,1 14.29%
ASUS All Series 14.29%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 14.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 14.29%


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