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Should I remove F-Secure Booster Free?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,041
United States Rank #43,963
Reach 0.0070%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.07 days
415.21 days >
Average installed length: 218.16 days


VersionDistribution 5.07% 0.72% 7.97% 39.13% 7.97% 27.54% 11.59%

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F-Secure Booster Free


F-Secure Booster Free is a software program developed by F-Secure. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 powersuite.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 36.21 MB (37,965,947 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of F-Secure Booster Free come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Finland and the United States.

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 Free

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 - F-Secure Booster
  • ServiceProvider.exe - F-Secure Booster Tray (Service Provider)
  • CrashLogMailer.exe (by simplitec GmbH) - Simplitec CrashLogMailer (CrashLogMailer)
  • PSInstallHelper.dll (by simplitec GmbH) - simplitec Power Suite Installer Helper
  • ExceptionHandler32.dll - 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 Free?

You can uninstall F-Secure Booster Free 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 Free, 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 Free.

Win 10 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.22%
Windows 7 19.42%
Windows Vista 5.04%
Windows XP 4.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 48.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.32%
Windows 10 Pro 8.70%
Windows 8.1 7.97%
Windows 7 Professional 6.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.25% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 35.25%
  Finland 25.90%
  United States 14.39%
  Sweden 9.35%
  DK 2.88%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Germany 2.16%
  Canada 1.44%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.72%
  Australia 0.72%
  India 0.72%
  Greece 0.72%
  Portugal 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.88%
Acer 27.94%
Lenovo 11.76%
Toshiba 10.29%
ASUS 8.82%
Dell 4.41%
Medion 1.47%
Common models
ASUSTeK K5130 4.17%
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 3.33%
Acer Aspire X3995 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-110UK 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.50%

Publisher URL: www.f-secure.com


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