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What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
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3.33.0 18.75%
3.27.3 43.75%


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What is IMBooster?  (from IMinent)

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IMBooster is a program developed by IMinent. The most used version is 3.27.3, 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. The main program executable is imboosterupdate.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 16.66 MB (17,466,269 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 21% of users of IMBooster come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Argentina.
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
IMBooster has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iminent.com
Help link: www.iminent.com/Help.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Iminent\IMBooster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{53031929-6CD5-4AD6-A751-E6E7E0BC454B}\IMBoosterUpdate.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 16.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IMBooster

Program executable:imboosterupdate.exe
Additional files:
  • Iminent.LinkToContentFF.dll
  • Iminent.Business.dll - Iminent.Business
  • IMBooster.exe - Iminent Booster (IMBooster)
  • Iminent.WinCore.Aim.Plugin.dll - IMbooster (Iminent)
  • Iminent.Windows.AxHost.dll - Imbooster (Host Flash Player)
  • Iminent.Utils.dll - Iminent (Iminent Utils)
  • Iminent.WinCore.dll - Iminent Win Core
  • Iminent.Booster.UI.dll - Iminent.Booster.UI
  • Iminent.Services.dll - Iminent.Services
  • Iminent.Workflow.dll - Iminent.Workflow
  • Iminent.Windows.dll - Iminent.Windows
  • FlvEncoder.exe - FlvEncoder
  • Iminent.WinCore.Aim.Proxy.dll
  • Iminent.WinCore.WLM.WinEvents.dll - Iminent.WinCore.WLM.WinEvents
  • Iminent.WinCore.Yahoo.dll
  • Iminent.Business.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Iminent.WinCore.Aim.PluginPS.dll
  • Iminent.WinCore.Aim7.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • IMBooster.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IMBooster' which loads as C:\Program Files\Iminent\IMBooster\imbooster.exe /warmup.

How do I remove IMBooster?

Quickly and completely remove IMBooster from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall IMBooster 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program IMBooster, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 IMBooster.

Win Vista (SP2) 38%
Win XP 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 37.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 37.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.50%
Windows 7 Starter 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.05%
  France 21.05%
  Argentina 10.53%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  Singapore 5.26%
  UA 5.26%
  Venezuela 5.26%
  Portugal 5.26%
  Italy 5.26%
  Guatemala 5.26%
  Paraguay 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.67%
Toshiba 20.00%
Acer 13.33%
Lenovo 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Packard Bell 6.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.67%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X300 6.67%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 6.67%
Micro-Star MS-7551 6.67%
LENOVO 7515A18 6.67%
HP-Pavilion KZ797AA-ABM s... 6.67%


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