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What is BoostSpeed.exe?

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 or AVG PC Tuneup (version 2011) or AusLogics BoostSpeed by Auslogics (www.auslogics.com) or AVG (www.freeavg.com) or AusLogics (www.auslogics.com).

Description: BoostSpeed.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BoostSpeed.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 749,384 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 2,016,256 bytes and 37 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/boostspeed.exe.html 
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.
The software publisher Auslogics provides direct support (www.auslogics.com/en/support or www.avg.com/support) and update information (www.auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed or www.avg.com/avg-pctuneup). You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Auslogics BoostSpeed or AVG PC Tuneup 2011).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BoostSpeed.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. 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.

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User Comments

Part of avg 2011 tune up utility Located in programs \AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011
  ShambleS  
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 !
  James  
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  

Summary: Average user rating of BoostSpeed.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think BoostSpeed.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks BoostSpeed.exe is dangerous and recommends removing 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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.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: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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