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Should I remove eBoostr 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,964
United States Rank #19,683
Reach 0.0240%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.03 days
266.27 days >
Average installed length: 139.90 days


4.5 79.28%
4.0 20.72%

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eBoostr 4

What is eBoostr 4?  (from eBoostr)

eBoostr speeds up your PC and improves application responsiveness by using flash memory and free RAM as an extra layer of performance boosting-cache. When performing searches rather than locating important data quickly, hard drives will search through all of the data it has until it finds what you need. This mechanica...  Read more


eBoostr 4 is a program developed by eBoostr. The most used version is 4.5, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is eBoostrCP.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.25 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 16.02 MB (16,797,104 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 21% of users of eBoostr 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Germany.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in eBoostr 4.
EBstrSvc.exe (dd8616a55bd6619a17733d99eee5513b) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Black.Gen2
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/18155 Win.Trojan.Agent-370942
Comodo Security 17303 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 7.9070 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMProtect.AAA
Fortinet FortiGate 11/22/2013 W32/Dx.TNT!tr
F-Prot v6. W32/SuspPack.DX.gen
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus.PSWTool.PstPassword
Jiangmin KV131122 Trojan/Generic.cch
K7GW 13.173.10249 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5600.7267 Generic.dx!DD8616A55BD6
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7267 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.SuspiciousPE.C
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ
Norman 10.20131122 Suspicious_Gen2.BUFQB
Panda Antivirus Trj/Thed.V
Sophos 4.94 Mal/VMProtBad-A
SUPERAntiSpyware 10878 Trojan.Agent/Gen
The Hacker Trojan/Packed.VMProtect.aaa
Trend Micro 10.465.22 TROJ_SPNR.04CE11
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_SPNR.04CE11
VIPRE Antivirus 23542 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
eBoostrCP.exe (040daf2e76c8de029d415b435d731819) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Black.Gen2
Bkav FE W32.HfsAutoB.D7fc
ESET-NOD32 9190 a variant of Win32/Packed.VMProtect.AAA
Fortinet FortiGate 4 W32/Malware_fam.NB
F-Prot W32/SuspPack.DX.gen!Eldorado
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7GW 9.174.10623 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee Artemis!040DAF2E76C8
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.SuspiciousPE.J
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.XZ
Norman 7.03.02 Troj_Generic.AAQRR
Panda Antivirus Trj/Thed.V
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.12C692AC!315003564
Sophos 4.96.0 Mal/VMProtBad-A
VIPRE Antivirus 24762 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 35 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.eboostr.com/go/?eb
Help link: www.eboostr.com/go/?ebsupport
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\eBoostr
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\eBoostr\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by eBoostr 4

Program executable:eBoostrCP.exe
eBoostr control panel
Signed by:MDO
Path:C:\Program Files\eBoostr\eBoostrCP.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - eBoostr (eBoostr installation file)
  • CacheViewer.exe - eBoostr cache context viewer
  • eBoostrCP.exe - eBoostr control panel
  • eBoostrMeasure.exe - eBoostr speed check
  • EBstrSvc.exe - eBoostr cache generator
  • memeat.exe - eBoostr memory allocator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • eBoostrCP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5F6BAF85-5AAB-4DE5-A194-7B6F8D8F691D}' (runs on registration).
  • EBstrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'eBoostr Service' (EBOOSTRSVC) "eBoostr cache managment service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • eBoostrCP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'eBoostr' which loads as C:\Program Files\eBoostr\eBoostrCP.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002403106%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018848%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005183%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,485,596
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:47.02 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:873 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:15.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0003313502%
Kernel CPU:0.00001484%
User CPU:0.00031651%
CPU cycles/sec:13,093,655
I/O reads/min:31.67 MB
I/O writes/min:29.32 MB

How do I remove eBoostr 4?

You can uninstall eBoostr 4 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 eBoostr 4, 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 eBoostr 4.
  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) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.14%
Windows XP 23.73%
Windows 10 17.16%
Windows Vista 2.75%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.11%
Windows 7 Professional 12.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.46%
  Japan 9.72%
  Germany 7.49%
  Mexico 4.86%
  Spain 4.66%
  Italy 4.45%
  Indonesia 3.44%
  Brazil 3.04%
  France 2.63%
  MA 2.23%
  United Kingdom 2.23%
  Taiwan 2.02%
  India 1.82%
  Iran 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.47%
Dell 18.94%
Acer 18.50%
ASUS 8.37%
Intel 4.41%
American Megatrends 3.52%
Lenovo 3.08%
Sahara 3.08%
Toshiba 2.64%
Samsung 1.32%
Apple 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
ECS G31T-M7 2.21%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.47%
Dell Dell DM051 1.47%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.47%

comments2 comments

user comment
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JustMeover a year ago
If you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on your computer - I would recommend not installing or removing this program. While it does speed up your system if you have 4gb or less of RAM memory - the memory caching this program does tends to destroy Windows system files when you restart and/or power down and start up your computer.
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CeeJay.dkover a year ago
Really does make programs load faster, especially if you setup a large RAM cache. I use a 1GB ram cache and two 4GB flashdrives and it works great. I think the reason why some (bad) anti-virus programs is suspicious of eBoostr, is because it makes all reads to the hard-drive go through it, which is something regular programs don't do.