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Should I remove Boost for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,184
United States Rank #34,087
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.90 days
114.91 days >
Average installed length: 60.38 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Boost for Internet Explorer

What is Boost for Internet Explorer?

Boost Shopping is an adware Internet toolbar/extension that will deliver ads to the browser on web pages that are not affiliated with the ads or the extension. Ads will be injected as new ads that would not normally appear or displayed on top of ads that the underlying website is already providing. These ads often direct the user to download potentially unwanted software or purchase products from affiliates. If a coupon is being displayed, clicking on any of the offers will result in a redirect that will drop affiliate cookies on to the end user computer and resolve the end user to the advertiser page/offer.

Also, the Boost adware will communicate with a remote server in order to track the habits of the user including what domains the user visits, what pages they view and what advertisements are displayed and clicked on.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Boost.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.86 MB (1,955,193 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Boost for Internet Explorer.
Boost.dll (27290b694aca8afd9c3aaa7ba0210e59) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3283 Generic
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.05 PUP.Optional.Rollnon

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Boost Shopping
URL: www.boostsaves.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\boost
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Boost\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Boost for Internet Explorer

Program module:Boost.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\boost\Boost.dll
Additional files:
  • 64Boost.dll - Jigsaw
  • Boost.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Boost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Boost' with the class of {8DE6FC60-E023-4AD7-A3B7-591E1460E7F7}.

How do I remove Boost for Internet Explorer?

You can uninstall Boost for Internet Explorer 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 Boost for Internet Explorer, 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 Boost for Internet Explorer.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Boost for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.08%
Windows 10 21.15%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.46%
Windows 8.1 11.54%
Windows 10 Home 5.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.77%
Windows 7 Professional 3.85%
Windows 8 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.52%
  Germany 19.70%
  Canada 10.61%
  United Kingdom 10.61%
  France 3.03%
  Australia 1.52%
  Spain 1.52%
  Iran 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.79%
Acer 21.28%
Dell 17.02%
ASUS 8.51%
Medion 8.51%
Lenovo 4.26%
Intel 2.13%
Toshiba 2.13%
Sony 2.13%
Samsung 2.13%
Packard Bell 2.13%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.12%
Dell Inspiron 7737 4.08%
Hewlett-Packard CQ5700Y 2.04%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1150f 2.04%
Gateway NV59 2.04%


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