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 Boost.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.
The process known as Boost by Reason or Boost is an application designed to help you compare products and prices while you shop online belongs to software Boost by Reason or GClientGT by Reason Software Company or Boost Shopping or mikeyhalla.
Description: Boost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Boost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (mostly C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Reason\Boost\).
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,404,480 bytes (77% of all occurrences), 5,293,888 bytes, 5,276,120 bytes or 4,900,744 bytes.
The file has a digital signature. Boost.exe is not a Windows core file. The Boost.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. Boost.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.
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If Boost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 406,232 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 115,712 bytes or 436,624 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Boost.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Boost.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Boost.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Boost. 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 Boost.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.