How to get rid of the booster VirusSometimes the booster file may cloak a virus, e.g. Kaspersky found Trojan.Win64.Miner.zl, as well as TrendMicro found Coinminer_CryptoNight.SM-WIN64. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with booster.exe
The booster.exe process is also known as XMRig CPU miner or, as the case may be, CPU boostupper and is a part of XMRig or, as the case may be, BoostUP. This software is produced by www.xmrig.com or, as the case may be, BoostUp. An obsolete or defective version of booster.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- XMRig CPU miner has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- XMRig CPU miner has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- booster.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module booster.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about booster.exe XMRig CPU miner
booster.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Booster.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 860,160 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 590,848 bytes.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This booster.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Userinit). This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. There is no internal description of the file. Booster.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 78% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find booster.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about booster?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall XMRig or BoostUP
To remove XMRig CPU miner from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate XMRig or BoostUP in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if booster.exe (XMRig CPU miner) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of XMRig CPU miner. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for XMRig CPU miner or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or booster.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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