What does the BoostSpeed.exe file do?
The BoostSpeed.exe process is also known as Boost Speed or, as the case may be, PC Tuneup (Version 2011) and is a part of Auslogics BoostSpeed (Version 8, 9, 7, 10) or, as the case may be, AVG PC Tuneup (Version 2011). This software is produced by Auslogics (www.auslogics.com) or, as the case may be, AVG (www.freeavg.com). An obsolete or defective version of BoostSpeed.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Boost Speed has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Boost Speed 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)
- BoostSpeed.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module BoostSpeed.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about BoostSpeed.exe Boost Speed
BoostSpeed.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. BoostSpeed.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 803,144 bytes (10% of all these files), 749,384 bytes as well as 28 other variants.
The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. BoostSpeed.exe is capable of supervise programs, log keyboard entries as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 29% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves BoostSpeed.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about BoostSpeed?
|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 (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges BoostSpeed.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted BoostSpeed.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Auslogics BoostSpeed or AVG PC Tuneup
To remove Boost Speed 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 Auslogics BoostSpeed or AVG PC Tuneup in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if BoostSpeed.exe (Boost Speed) 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 Boost Speed. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Boost Speed 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 BoostSpeed.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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