What is BoostSpeed.exe?

The genuine BoostSpeed.exe file is a software component of Auslogics BoostSpeed by Auslogics.
Auslogics BoostSpeed, a suite of utility programs designed to increase system performance. BoostSpeed.exe launches the Auslogics BoostSpeed program. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Auslogics BoostSpeed is a software program designed for the Windows platform. BoostSpeed is offered as a group of programs focused on speeding up, optimizing and cleaning up operating systems and installed programs, fixing registry errors, improving Internet performance, removing unnecessary files and entries, and defragmenting the hard disks and the system registry. Auslogics is an Australian software company that develops and publishes utility software. The company specializes in computer maintenance and optimization software for the Microsoft Windows platform. The company was founded in 2008 and is currently based in Pacific Highway, Sydney, Australia.

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BoostSpeed.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BoostSpeed.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BoostSpeed
BoostSpeed.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Boost Speed or PC Tuneup (version 2011) or AusLogics BoostSpeed belongs to software Auslogics BoostSpeed (version 8, 7, 9) or AVG PC Tuneup (version 2011) or AusLogics BoostSpeed by Auslogics ( or AVG ( or AusLogics (

Description: BoostSpeed.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BoostSpeed.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,218,312 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 749,384 bytes and 69 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. The program has no visible window. BoostSpeed.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Auslogics provides direct support ( and update information ( or You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Auslogics BoostSpeed or Auslogics BoostSpeed 8 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BoostSpeed.exe. Therefore, you should check the BoostSpeed.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of avg 2011 tune up utility Located in programs \AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011
This file is absolutely dangerous ! This file will corrupt your system making any viral programs inoperable. Auslogics is the developer of this program, and this program will even make a system restore impossible !
BoostSpeed.exe is part of AVG PC Tuneup 2011
  Sysop6127   (further information)
Auslogics Boost Speed ist ein Programm von Auslogics, welches dazu dient, den Rechner zu beschleunigen. Normalerweise wird in der Taskleiste auch ein Symbol von Auslogics angezeigt, insofern es installiert ist. Unter Software-- Programme lässt sich Boostspeed, wie jedes andere Programm auch, deinstallieren und damit aus dem Autostart löschen. Was ich aber nicht empfehlen kann, da das ein wirklich fabelhaftes Programm ist (wenn man die Vollversion gekauft hat).
  Pietro Savonaro  
I have just uninstalled BoostSpeed and after about 6 weeks you will too as you watch your pc performance get slower and slower in every aspect from Startup to shutting down.
Auslogics prompted me to update to a newer version of my Boostspeed 7 which has typically been included in my current subscription. After uninstalling BS7 and downloading the newer version I am then informed that for the program to be fully operational I will have to purchase the program! Previously all updates have been included in the subscription. There was no warning before the installation that purchase would be required. This is shameful behavior. And now it is no surprise they would behave this way given what I have read about their executable files. Never again.
Deleted all my restore points. Needs to have better control options over what it removes, VERY dangerous for inexperienced users.
As of version[1] the Auslogics boostspeed software suite now sends information to Google via the GAsender.exe & GoogleAnalyticsHelper.dll files which are located in the programs default installation directory. These google files kick in whenever the program is completely shut down by quitting through Boostspeed's tray icon context menu. I have no idea what kind of information is sent to Google through this method, but boostspeed has access to a large portion of it's users computer files, registry, hardware info, and network information. Any and potentially all of the files Boostspeed and its components come into contact with can have their info logged, timestamped and shipped off to be archived in Google servers. Even though these google files can be found in the installation directory, they clone themselves into the temp folder and run themselves from there, so making a rule in your firewall that only targets the .exe in boostspeed's directory is not enough. Aside from all that, GAsender.exe is an absolute resource HOG. While I was testing this offline, GAsender.exe ran for 10+ minutes using 40-48% of my CPU during that ENTIRE TIME. So not only does this violate your privacy, it slows your computer to a crawl. If you try to delete the Google files from boostspeed's installation directory, the suite will not even open, saying that it encountered an error.
  Jim   (further information)
Boostspeed is running in the background on a 6 or 7 years old desktop. It was installed as part of a defrag software by the same company Austlogic. BTW the defrag software is 1st class. The machine takes 2 or more minutes to fully load, and runs slowly. I cannot be totally sure the faults are down to Boostspeed, not until I have disabled or removed it. With hind sight it is more likely to be the cause of Boostspeed than anything else
  Greg Sinclair  
fast MM4 cannot install errors galore - uninstall it altogether

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of BoostSpeed.exe: based on 9 votes with 10 user comments. 2 users think BoostSpeed.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think BoostSpeed.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving BoostSpeed issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BoostSpeed. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BoostSpeed.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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