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Should I remove Game Booster 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,284
United States Rank #1,659
Reach 0.5363%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.66 days
402.90 days >
Average installed length: 211.69 days


3.5 12.21%
3.4 78.16%
3.3.1 2.02%
3.3 0.39%
3.2 2.21%
3.1 2.27%
3.0 2.73%

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Game Booster 3

What is Game Booster 3?

IObit Game Booster is freeware designed to optimize a PC for smoother, more responsive game performance by shutting down some of Windows Services and stopping or pausing various processes from running while a user is gaming.

About  (from IObit)

Game Booster is capable of delivering the best gaming experience to you even if you have an old PC. One-click to boost PC performance is not enough, Game Booster also allows you to tweak your system for top PC performance. By temporarily shutting background processes and unnecessary Windows services, cleaning RAM, and ...  Read more


The most common release is 3.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 gamebooster.exe. The setup package generally installs about 101 files and is usually about 35.39 MB (37,112,947 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster 3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 35.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Game Booster 3

Program executable:gamebooster.exe
Name:Game Booster
Signed by:IObit Information Technology
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\game booster 3\gamebooster.exe
Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button. It works by updating hardwaredrivers, downloading essential gaming tools, tweaking system settings for gaming,...
Additional files:
  • taskMgr.dll - Task Scheduler Dynamic Link Library
  • diskhelper.dll - DiskHelper support library
  • dxhelper.dll - DXHelper support library
  • IObitCommunities.exe - IObit Communities (Help you to communicate with IObit.)
  • GBV3ContextMenu.dll - Game Booster v3 (Game Booster v3 Context Menu)
  • Boost.exe - Game Booster
  • db-promote.exe - Reminder
  • driver-booster-promote.exe
  • FPSClient.exe
  • FPSSource.dll - FPS Video Record Source Filter
  • GameLauncher.exe
  • gbtray.exe
  • PowerConfig.dll - Power Config (Power Config Support)
  • UpdateCheck.exe - UpdateCheck
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Update (Helps you update Game Booster to latest version.)
  • NewUpdater.exe - IObit
  • TaskSchedule.exe - Task Schedule
  • D3DX8Wrapper.dll - D3DX8Wra Dynamic Link Library
  • FPS.dll - FPS Dynamic Link Library
  • libmp3lame.dll (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • GameBooster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4F748D80-43F2-46A9-8EF4-2B55234F8BB5}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Game_Booster_AutoUpdate' (runs weekly on Mondays at 5:00).
  • gbtray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Game_Booster_Startup'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Autoupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Game_Booster_AutoUpdate.
  • gbtray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Game_Booster_Startup.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GameBooster.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster 3\GameBooster.exe'.
  • gbtray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster 3\gbtray.exe'.
  • Autoupdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster 3\AutoUpdate.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1735082237%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02876525%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.14474298%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:44,233
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:863 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:4.42 MB
Total CPU:0.1497912034%
Kernel CPU:0.12401758%
User CPU:0.02577362%
Memory:17.2 MB
Total CPU:0.0000762233%
Kernel CPU:0.00001112%
User CPU:0.00006510%
CPU cycles/sec:224,492
I/O reads/min:960 Bytes

How do I remove Game Booster 3?

You can uninstall Game Booster 3 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 Game Booster 3, 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 Game Booster 3.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.74%
Windows 10 23.59%
Windows XP 5.45%
Windows Vista 4.20%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.35%
Windows 8.1 6.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.17%
  Germany 4.80%
  United Kingdom 4.43%
  Brazil 4.35%
  Italy 3.38%
  France 3.03%
  Canada 2.62%
  Poland 1.86%
  Australia 1.66%
  MA 1.61%
  Indonesia 1.42%
  DZ 1.28%
  India 1.24%
  Spain 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.49%
Acer 20.28%
Dell 15.92%
ASUS 11.72%
Toshiba 6.40%
Lenovo 4.64%
Samsung 3.93%
Intel 0.96%
American Megatrends 0.88%
MSI 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.67%
ASUS All Series 2.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.34%

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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