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Should I remove F-Secure Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #27,029
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VersionDistribution 68.53% 6.29% 2.80% 11.89% 4.90% 0.70% 3.50% 1.40%

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F-Secure Booster


F-Secure Booster is a program developed by F-Secure. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is powersuite.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 36.21 MB (37,965,810 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 34% of users of F-Secure Booster come from the United States, it is also popular in Finland and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.f-secure.com/booster/dAppPublisherURL
Help link: www.f-secure.com/booster/dAppSupportURL
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\F-Secure\F-Secure Booster\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\F-Secure Booster\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 36.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by F-Secure Booster

Program executable:powersuite.exe
Name:F-Secure BOOSTER
Path:C:\Program Files\f-secure\f-secure booster\powersuite.exe
Additional files:
  • gahelper.dll - simplitec Power Suite
  • MrLogger.dll
  • MrStyler.dll
  • simpliprotect.dll - simplitec simpliprotect
  • InstallHelper.dll - F-Secure BOOSTER
  • PowerSuiteStart.exe
  • ServiceProvider.exe - F-Secure BOOSTER Tray (Service Provider)
  • CrashLogMailer.exe (by simplitec GmbH) - Simplitec CrashLogMailer (CrashLogMailer)
  • ExceptionHandler32.dll (by simplitec GmbH) - ExceptionHandler
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PowerSuiteStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7AC70E6-3303-4B98-A322-DF380A9E4050}' (runs on registration).
  • PowerSuite.exe is scheduled as a task named 'F-Secure BOOSTER'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PowerSuite.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named F-Secure BOOSTER (Tray).
  • ServiceProvider.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named F-Secure BOOSTER (Tray).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ServiceProvider.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'F-Secure BOOSTER (Tray)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\F-Secure\F-Secure Booster\ServiceProvider.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PowerSuite.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\F-Secure\F-Secure Booster\PowerSuite.exe'.

How do I remove F-Secure Booster?

You can uninstall F-Secure 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program F-Secure Booster, 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 F-Secure Booster.

Win 10 77%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 76.92%
Windows 7 21.68%
Windows XP 1.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.68%
Windows 10 Pro 11.27%
Windows 8.1 4.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.23%
Windows 7 Professional 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.94%
  Finland 29.70%
  United Kingdom 12.73%
  Sweden 8.48%
  Germany 5.45%
  Norway 3.64%
  DK 1.82%
  Singapore 1.21%
  Italy 1.21%
  South Africa 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.61%
  Poland 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.71%
Acer 23.66%
ASUS 12.90%
Lenovo 9.68%
Toshiba 4.30%
Dell 3.23%
Sony 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.42%
ASUS All Series 2.65%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.77%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.77%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com


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