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What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,022
United States Rank #3,538
Reach 0.1946%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.51 days
221.45 days >
Average installed length: 116.35 days


2.1 0.03% 0.10%
2.0 99.87%

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Driver Booster 2


Driver Booster 2 is a software program developed by IObit. The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 driverbooster.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 32.81 MB (34,404,897 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 40% of users of Driver Booster 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 32.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Driver Booster 2

Program executable:driverbooster.exe
Name:Driver Booster 2
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\driver booster\driverbooster.exe
Additional files:
  • TaskMgr.dll - IObit TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library
  • TaskMgrXmas.dll
  • Register.dll - IObit Register Dynamic Link Library
  • OFCommon.dll - Advanced SystemCare Ultimate (IObit Library)
  • IObitDownloader.exe - Advanced SystemCare 8 (Action Center Downloader)
  • TaskMgr_IObitDel.dll - Advanced SystemCare (TaskSchedule Dynamic Link Library)
  • db2_setup_fr.exe - Driver Booster 2 (Driver Booster 2 Setup)
  • db340_20160530.exe - Driver Booster 3 (Driver Booster 3 Setup)
  • DBPro.exe
  • Driver_Booster_FreeSoftwareDownloader.exe - IObit Downloader
  • driver_booster_setup.exe
  • Scheduler.exe - Driver Booster Scheduler
  • SetupHlp.exe - Driver Booster Setup Helper
  • LiveUpdate.exe - Product Updater
  • MsgBoxEx.dll - Message Box DLL
  • AUpdate.exe - Driver Booster (Driver Booster AUpdate)
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Driver Booster Updater
  • AutoupdateFixer.exe
  • BigUpgrade.exe
  • bigupgrade_0619.exe - Driver Booster Setup
  • BigUpgrade12.exe
  • Cmpnt.dll - Cmpnt
  • Deployer.exe - Driver Booster Deployment
  • Driver Booster.exe
  • DriverBooster_IObitDel.exe
  • GameCheck.dll - Game Detect
  • InstStat.exe - Driver Booster InstStat
  • MakeSFX.exe - Driver Self-extracting Maker
  • Promote.exe - Driver Booster Promote
  • Scanner.dll
  • SkipUacExec.exe
  • SkipUacTask.exe
  • SysRest.dll - System Restore Tools
  • SysRest_IObitDel.dll
  • UpdateDB.exe - Driver Database Updater
  • Zip.dll - Zip Library
  • DataState.dll - Runtime Library for ASC
  • BUpdate.exe - BUpdate
  • CommStat.dll - Usage Statistics Tool
  • FixPlugin.exe
  • LocalLang.exe
  • XmasPromote.exe - DB
  • ChangeIcon.exe - Dirver Booster (Change Icon)
  • DeviceErrCode.json
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • DriverBooster_IObitDel.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Booster SkipUAC (enbec)'.
  • DriverBooster.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Driver Booster SkipUAC (Seven)'.
  • SkipUacExec.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{508F5BCF-F7A1-4495-9FE9-DDF618F51DDF}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F39C5BF-7841-4895-A152-18A437152873}' (runs on registration).
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • XmasPromote.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Task (One-Time).
  • Scheduler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Scheduler.
  • AutoUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Update.
  • DriverBooster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Startup.
  • DriverBooster_IObitDel.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Driver Booster Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DriverBooster_IObitDel.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Driver Booster' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\IObit\DRIVER BOOSTER\DRIVERBOOSTER.EXE.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DriverBooster_IObitDel.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Driver Booster\DriverBooster.exe'.
Network connections
  • DriverBooster.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:44.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0106596350%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00296079%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00769885%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,142,512
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:38.29 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:95 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Driver Booster 2?

You can uninstall Driver Booster 2 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 Driver Booster 2, 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 Driver Booster 2.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.86%
Windows 10 35.79%
Windows Vista 4.27%
Windows XP 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.61%
Windows 8.1 16.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.16%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.53%
  Germany 7.97%
  United Kingdom 4.79%
  Italy 3.67%
  Czech Republic 2.71%
  Canada 2.53%
  France 2.51%
  Brazil 2.46%
  DK 2.42%
  Sweden 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  India 1.34%
  Australia 1.25%
  Spain 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.09%
Acer 19.77%
Dell 16.33%
ASUS 10.50%
Toshiba 7.77%
Lenovo 4.58%
Samsung 3.53%
Medion 1.18%
Intel 1.01%
MSI 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.80%
TOSHIBA Satellite P845t 3.54%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.04%
ASUS All Series 2.78%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com


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