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Should I remove WS-Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,113
United States Rank #22,000
Reach 0.0215%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.45 days
514.85 days >
Average installed length: 270.51 days


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256 versions


What is WS-Booster?

WebSave (WS-Booster) is an adware/malware program that injects advertisements in the user's web browser. WS-Booster popup ads will be shown as boxes containing various coupons/delas that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked will display an advertisement that states it is brought to you by 'Web Save Deals' or 'Web Save Ads'.

Once infected by this common symptoms include:
- Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
- Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
- Ads with red click here button will pop up when those links are hovered on.
- Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.

WS-Booster will also display advertising banners on the webpages (such as Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, EBay and other websites) that a user is visiting and will show coupons and other deals available on different websites.


The most used version 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 main program executable is WS-Booster.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 712.8 KB (729,906 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WS-Booster.
WS-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
WS-Booster has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove WS-Booster.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PremiumSoft
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\greatsoft\ws-booster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\greatsoft\ws-booster\ws-booster.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 712.8 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WS-Booster

Program executable:WS-Booster.exe (Malware detected)
  • (Malware detected) ws-booster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WS-Booster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WS_Booster-S-5094090275.

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 WS-Booster?

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Or, you can uninstall WS-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 WS-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 WS-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) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.53%
Windows 8 20.70%
Windows XP 7.42%
Windows Vista 2.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.71%
Windows 7 Professional 13.73%
Windows 8.1 9.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.45%
Windows 8 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.69%
  Canada 4.33%
  India 3.94%
  Romania 3.94%
  MA 3.15%
  Taiwan 3.15%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Indonesia 2.76%
  Italy 2.76%
  Brazil 1.97%
  Egypt 1.97%
  France 1.97%
  Greece 1.97%
  Philippines 1.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.06%
Hewlett-Packard 24.71%
Dell 15.88%
ASUS 8.82%
Toshiba 8.24%
Lenovo 5.29%
Samsung 4.12%
American Megatrends 1.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.56%
MSI MS-7623 1.68%
Dell Latitude E6400 1.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.68%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.68%
HP Pavilion 14 Notebook P... 1.68%

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