84,285,534 programs installed

Should I remove Boost?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #3,135
United States Rank #2,709
Reach 0.1877%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.08 days
238.44 days >
Average installed length: 125.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.2 100.00%

Boost

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What is Boost?

Boost maintains performance and stability by preventing unnecessary programs from consuming system resources and affecting critical programs. When you start to feel your PC become sluggish, don't reboot, simply give your PC an instantaneous Boost with just one click. Boost helps to restore the pep in your PC by removing crapware, bloatware, trialware, bundleware, and adware. Such “crapware” (and yes that’s an industry term) is known to cause system crashes, boot delays and just give your PC an overall sluggish feel. There are many forms of such extraneous software such as unneeded toolbars, adware, tracking programs, and other “free promotional software” to name a few. Think of crapware as being, just a whole mess of clutter that is causing your PC to feel bogged down.

About  (from Reason Software Company)

Boost constantly analyzes how you use your PC and what programs are causing it to become sluggish and unresponsive over time. Boost's patent pending technology helps optimize your computer in several ways; from active performance monitoring and real-time analysis to taking performance snapshots and feeding them anonymo...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.boostbyreason.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{115FB0FD-1A0A-4C26-82A7-A6689A799BB9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Boost

Program executable:boost.exe
Name:Boost by Reason
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Reason\Boost\boost.exe
MD5:2123b7a91d5479b80b6130c84015c740
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
(From the publisher) “Boost helps to restore the pep in your PC by removing crapware, bloatware, trialware, bundleware, and adware. Such “crapware” (and yes that’s an industry term) is known to cause system crashes, boot delays and just give...”
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • boost.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Boost'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • boost.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Boost.
Startup File (User Run)
  • boost.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Boost' and executes as "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Boost\boost.exe" /autostart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • boost.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Reason\Boost\boost.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

boost.exe
Memory:71.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0156202661%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00729786%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00832240%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,926,261
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:2,829
70 average
I/O reads/min:9.6 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:851 Bytes
105.02 KB average


WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,135

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.14%
Windows 10 43.26%
Windows XP 6.16%
Windows Vista 4.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.29%
Windows 10 Home 12.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.37%
Windows 8.1 11.41%
Windows 7 Professional 7.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.35%
  United Kingdom 5.01%
  Canada 3.09%
  India 2.23%
  Australia 2.04%
  France 2.02%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Germany 1.42%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Iran 1.14%
  Italy 1.14%
  DK 0.86%
  Philippines 0.77%
  Sweden 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.02%
Dell 20.08%
Acer 16.87%
ASUS 9.97%
Toshiba 7.06%
Lenovo 5.01%
GIGABYTE 3.72%
Samsung 2.95%
Intel 2.74%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Alienware 0.90%
Sahara 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.38%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.59%
ASUS All Series 3.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.94%
LENOVO QAWGE 2.56%

About (from Reason Software Company Inc.)

By applying innovative techniques used to combat malicious software, Reason is able to restore PC performance through a multi-faceted approach that utilizes Reason's deep understanding of both the Windows Operating System as well as the behavior of third-party programs.
Publisher URL: www.builtwithreason.com

comments1 comment

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r6d7over a year ago
Seems like it works, I really can't say for sure, but it doesn't mess anything up and from what it shows it is really doing what it is supposed to do. I would recommend you to give it a try.