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REMOVE ME is a software program developed by Boost Software Inc. 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). 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 primary executable is named pcspeedboost.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 32.51 MB (34,092,814 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in REMOVE ME.
pcspeedboost.exe (2f152a8b449f5bc73dc7c079069d518f) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3285 Boostsoft
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.PCHealthBoost
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!2F152A8B449F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 Artemis
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 PCHealthBoost
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Riskware.PCHealthBoost
REMOVE ME has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Boost Software Inc.
URL: support.boostsoftware.com
Help link: help.pcspeedboost.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC SpeedBoost
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC SpeedBoost\hbuninst.exe" /keyprog=PCSpeedBoost
Estimated size: 32.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by REMOVE ME

Program executable:pcspeedboost.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\pc speedboost\pcspeedboost.exe
Additional files:
  • PCHB_uninstall.exe - PC SpeedBoost (PC SpeedBoost is a Boost Software Inc. product)
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • PCHB.dll - PCHB
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5Xml.dll
  • goup3.exe
  • HBUninst.exe
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCSpeedBoost.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCSB_jenny dixon_PCSpeedBoost_RS_WeeklyTask' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 2:15 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCSpeedBoost.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCSB_jenny dixon_PCSpeedBoost_LogonTask.

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Or, you can uninstall REMOVE ME 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 REMOVE ME, 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 REMOVE ME.
  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 80%
Keep it 20%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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