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Should I remove BOSS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,781
United States Rank #2,243
Reach 0.2171%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.28 days
539.29 days >
Average installed length: 283.36 days


3.0.0 0.12%
2.3.2 1.85%
2.3.1 0.19%
2.1.1 94.55%
2.1.0 0.91%
2.0.0 0.89%
1.9.1 0.47%
1.9.0 0.23%
1.8.0 0.28%
1.7.0 0.12%
1.6.5 0.37%
1.6.4 0.02%


What is BOSS?

A plugin load order optimiser for TES III: Morrowind, TES IV: Oblivion, Nehrim - At Fate's Edge, TES V: Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. BOSS is designed to assist mod users in avoiding detrimental conflicts, by setting the correct load order for the plugins they have installed.

About  (from BOSS Development Team)

BOSS also provides thousands of plugin-specific messages, including usage notes, Bash Tag suggestions, requirements, incompatibilities, bug warnings and installation mistake notifications. It supports the sorting of plugins ghosted by the Wrye Bash, Wrye Flash, Wrye Flash NV and Wrye Smash utilities, is highly customis...  Read more


The most common release is 2.1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named BOSS Installer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 143 files and is usually about 13.92 MB (14,596,895 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: better-oblivion-sorting-software.googlecode.com
Installation folder: C:\games\boss
Uninstaller: "C:\BOSS\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 13.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BOSS

Program executable:BOSS Installer.exe
Installer für BOSS 2.1.1
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\boss\BOSS Installer.exe
Additional files:
  • BOSS Installer.exe - BOSS (Installer for BOSS 2.1.0)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • BOSS.exe
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • CreationKit.exe (by Bethesda Softworks) - Bethesda Softworks: Creation Kit (Creation Kit)
  • d3dx9_42.dll (by Author: William Hedrick) - SSME - Skyrim Startup Memory Editor
  • FalloutNV.exe (by Bethesda Softworks) - Fallout: New Vegas (FalloutNV)
  • fnv4gb.exe - Fallout New Vegas/Skyrim 4GB (Fallout New Vegas/Skyrim 4GB Loader)
  • fnv4gb_helper.dll - Fallout New Vegas/Skyrim 4GB Helper DLL
  • FNVEdit.exe - xxEdit from ElminsterAU
  • skse_1_9_32.dll - SKSE (A component of the Skyrim Script Extender)
  • skse_loader.exe
  • skse_steam_loader.dll
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe - Skyrim Launcher
  • Steamclient.dll (by SKIDROW) - Steamclient Engine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CB295265-4B22-44E5-880E-357374638DB6}' (runs on registration).
  • FalloutNV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1820709C-8233-4E41-B519-9F296E25606C}' (runs on registration).
  • skse_loader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3A244C72-9557-47D6-8C45-B1B385473489}' (runs on registration).
  • fnv4gb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{05EED51B-65AB-4D78-BC0E-051C14AD2FA3}' (runs on registration).
  • CreationKit.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34E30123-C2B9-4FD1-AD43-AA452888AAF5}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe'.
  • CreationKit.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\CreationKit.exe'.

How do I remove BOSS?

You can uninstall BOSS 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BOSS, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 BOSS.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.88%
Windows 10 35.39%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Windows XP 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.87%
Windows 8.1 14.07%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.12%
Windows 10 Home 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.46%
  United Kingdom 6.58%
  Canada 4.51%
  France 3.10%
  Germany 2.95%
  Australia 2.93%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Norway 1.25%
  Finland 1.23%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Italy 0.83%
  Belgium 0.77%
  Poland 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.15%
Hewlett-Packard 19.63%
Acer 12.52%
Dell 12.48%
Lenovo 5.56%
Alienware 5.08%
Toshiba 4.05%
MSI 2.68%
Samsung 1.98%
Intel 1.55%
Apple 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.67%
MSI MS-7821 3.33%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.13%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.05%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.79%


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