84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove PC_Booster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,198
United States Rank #17,831
Reach 0.0237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.81 days
495.92 days >
Average installed length: 260.57 days


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What is PC_Booster?

This is an web browser advertisement injection extension that is designed with the core purpose of delivering ads to the user's web browser. Ads are in the form of banners (both static and videos) as well as context-hyper links. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Ads which are delivered by this adware are injected on any web page the software decides to include it on and not just those affiliated with the software or its affiliates. The program periodically connects with its remote servers to download new ad feeds and will report back the domains and URLs the user visits as well as the links and advertisements the user clicks on while browsing the web.


The most used version is, 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 (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is PC_Booster.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.04 MB (1,088,105 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC_Booster.
PC_Booster.exe (9dfbb035592ea044a4b29977a3f272ff) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 959 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.21 Trojan/Win32.HDC
Avira AntiVir TR/Crypt.ZPACK.82722
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3437 Generic5
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.81
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
ESET-NOD32 8.9974 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Riskware/MultiPlug
F-Secure 11.2014-20-06_6 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
G Data 14.6.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.SuspectCRC
McAfee 5600.7093 Artemis!9DFBB035592E
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7093 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.P
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
nProtect Trojan.GenericKD.1720404
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Crypt.Hzdr
VIPRE Antivirus 30484 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 20 all detections
PC_Booster has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove PC_Booster.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\teddy app\pc_booster
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\teddy app\pc_booster\pc_booster.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC_Booster

Program executable:PC_Booster.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\ProgramData\teddy app\pc_booster\PC_Booster.exe
  • (Malware detected) PC_Booster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PC_Booster.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SW-Booster-S-2670295116.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0027027259%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015298%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00254974%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PC_Booster?

Quickly and completely remove PC_Booster from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove PC_Booster from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall PC_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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC_Booster, 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 PC_Booster.
  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.
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Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.57%
Windows 10 33.12%
Windows XP 4.14%
Windows Vista 2.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.39%
Windows 7 Professional 12.85%
Windows 8.1 11.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.20%
  Brazil 4.72%
  Taiwan 3.94%
  Mexico 3.54%
  France 3.15%
  Italy 3.15%
  Indonesia 2.56%
  Spain 2.36%
  Peru 2.36%
  Australia 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  India 2.17%
  Chile 1.97%
  Canada 1.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.95%
Dell 20.07%
Acer 18.09%
ASUS 10.53%
Lenovo 5.59%
Toshiba 5.26%
Samsung 3.95%
Intel 1.97%
Alienware 0.66%
Sony 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.70%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.03%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.03%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 2.03%


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