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Should I remove PCHealthBoost?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,600
United States Rank #19,706
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.00 days
471.87 days >
Average installed length: 247.93 days


2.3.0 100.00%

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PCHealthBoost 2.3.0

What is PCHealthBoost?  (from Boost Software)

Looking to Speed up Your PC or improve it’s overall Performance and Health? Look no further. PC HealthBoost™ automatically optimizes your PC by eliminating registry corruption and other problems, and will have it running like new again with just a few clicks of the mouse!


PCHealthBoost 2.3.0 is a program developed by Boost Software. 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 main program executable is pchealthboost.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 5.67 MB (5,949,871 bytes). PCHB.SMARTUPDATE.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 82% of users of PCHealthBoost come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PCHealthBoost.
PCHealthBoost.exe (eda672e52bd395858f3d9cd47c0b02c9) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
G Data 15.4.25 Win32.Application.PCHealthBoost
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Riskware.PCHealthBoost
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.boostsoftware.com
Help link: www.boostsoftware.com/pchealthboost-help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC HealthBoost
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC HealthBoost\hbuninst.exe" PCHealthBoost
Estimated size: 5.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCHealthBoost 2.3.0

Program executable:pchealthboost.exe
Name:PC HealthBoost
Path:C:\Program Files\pc healthboost\pchealthboost.exe
Additional files:
  • PCHealthBoost.resources.dll - PC HealthBoost
  • uninstall.exe - PC HealthBoost is a Boost Software Inc. product
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll
  • licmgr2.dll - PCHB.LICENCEMANAGER
  • comm2.dll - PCHB.COMMUNICATION
  • objbuilder2.dll - PCHB.OBJECTBUILDER
  • uictrl2.dll - PCHB.UI.CONTROLS
  • interface2.dll - PCHB.INTERFACES
  • PCHB.MConnect.dll (by PCHB) - PCHB.MConnect (MConnect)
  • updater2.dll (by ICTAS) - PCHB.UPDATER
  • util2.dll - PCHB.UTILITY
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • data2.dll - PCHB.DATA
  • HttpDwn.dll - HttpDwn
  • schfrm2.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - Cron
  • PCHB.MConnect.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCHealthBoost.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCHB_David_PCHealthBoost_UP' (runs daily at 4:01 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCHealthBoost.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCHB_David_PCHealthBoost_LG.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCHealthBoost.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCHealthBoost' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PC HealthBoost\PCHealthBoost.exe" /s.

How do I remove PCHealthBoost?

You can uninstall PCHealthBoost 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 PCHealthBoost 2.3.0, 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 PCHealthBoost.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 8.33%
Windows XP 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.05%
Windows 7 Professional 4.82%
Windows 10 Home 4.82%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.54%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Canada 5.38%
  Australia 1.54%
  Hong Kong 0.77%
  MK 0.77%
  India 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Poland 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.25%
Dell 22.54%
Acer 15.49%
Toshiba 8.45%
Samsung 2.82%
Lenovo 1.41%
Intel 1.41%
Compaq 1.41%
Gateway 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.56%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%


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