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Should I remove iBOOST?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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iBOOST is a program developed by Starcomms. 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. The main program executable is ventcfg.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 8.51 MB (8,927,015 bytes). VClientUpdate.exe 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 8. While about 59% of users of iBOOST come from NG, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.starcomms.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Starcomms iBOOST
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9C59FA2E-EEDA-41FA-90AC-F8FCBD032E85}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -vuninstall -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.51 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by iBOOST

Program executable:ventcfg.exe
Name:Venturi Client
Venturi Client Configurator
Path:C:\Program Files\starcomms iboost\configurator\ventcfg.exe
Additional files:
  • hs_regex.dll
  • instserv.exe
  • jpeg-62.dll (by Independent JPEG Group ) - Jpeg (Jpeg: library and tools for JPEG images)
  • libj2k.dll
  • mpi.dll
  • VClientUpdate.exe - TrueUpdate Client
  • VentC.exe (by Venturi Wireless) - Venturi Client
  • ventcdnsserver.exe (by SQUID Web Proxy Cache - http://www.squid-cache.org/) - SQUID Web Proxy Cache for Windows NT/2000 (Venturi Cache Subsystem)
  • ventcsquid.exe (by SQUID Web Proxy Cache - http://www.squid-cache.org/)
  • ventcunlinkd.exe
  • wget.exe
  • xmlparse.dll
  • zlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VentC.exe runs as a service named 'Venturi Client' (VenturiClient) "Optimizes access to wireless data networks. Stopping or disabling this service may negatively impact the performance of the wireless connection to the Internet or corporate intranets".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ventcfg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Venturi Configurator' which loads as C:\Program Files\Starcomms iBOOST\Configurator\ventcfg.exe -nomsgbox.

How do I remove iBOOST?

Quickly and completely remove iBOOST from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall iBOOST 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 iBOOST, 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 iBOOST.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.82% of installs come from NG
Which countries install it?
  NG 58.82%
  United States 29.41%
  France 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Samsung 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Common models
HP ProBook 6560b 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 16.67%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 8.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 8.33%
HP 635 Notebook PC 8.33%


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