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Article created to provide assistance in removing RunBooster Adware from your computer.

A program that is classified as potentially unwanted by security experts, called RunBooster has been reported to display numerous advertisements on the computers It is installed. The software aims to perform numerous modifications to the user’s computer, including changing web browser settings to display numerous third-party content. Since such content may often be advertisements of unknown origin, users are strongly advised to take extreme care and focus on removing RunBooster PUP from their computer immediately. One way to do is if you read this article carefully.

Threat Summary

NameRunBooster
TypePUA
Short DescriptionMay display various advertisements for profit by pay-per click schemes.
SymptomsYou can be redirected from your homepage while trying to search the Web, and it’s the same with the new tab setting. You can see adverts in your browser caused by this unwanted software. Sets a task in Windows Task Scheduler.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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How Did I Get RunBooster on My Computer

This program may be spread via the so-called bundling method. These type of silent installation is included together with another installer of a program that the user may have intentionally downloaded. Such programs are often freeware, like media players, torrent download clients, CD/DVD recording software and other things most users seek and often use. To make profit, some dubious third-party websites may bundle apps, like RunBooster and hence slither it onto your computer. This is why experts advise:

1.Stay away from websites that you know nothing about or check them at least. One way to do it is in scamadviser.com
2.Always look for the official download site for the app you want to download.
3.Perform a check for bundled apps during the installation process by always going through every step in the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation option.

RunBooster – More Information

As soon as RunBooster is enabled on your computer, it immediately installs itself and ads what appears to be an uninstaller in Windows Programs and Features. After installation, users may see a small pop-up box, explaining the installation is complete:

“Application was successfully installed.”

Then, RunBooster schedules a task in the Windows Task Scheduler to run it’s “updater”, located at:

Drive:\Program Files\RunBooster\RunBoosterUpdateTask64.exe

For some reason, a folder, called RunBoosterUpdateTask also appears at:

Drive:\Windows\System32\Tasks

The main executable of the program may be the one, located in Program Files:

Drive:\Program Files\RunBooster\RunBoosterService64.exe

The RunBooster PUA also creates multiple registry sub-keys and in them adds values that are customized to change different settings. The created and/or modified sub-keys are the following:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RunBooster
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RunBooster\Cryptography
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\RunBooster
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinDivert1.2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinDivert1.2\Enum
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinDivert1.2\Parameters\Wdf

Among the activity of RunBooster, there may be multiple different actions performed, such as:

  • Collect information on your computer.
  • Collect information about online browsing history.
  • Gather data on online clicks.
  • Display advertisements that are targeted specifically for you.
  • Display various other redirects.
  • Slow-down your computer significantly.
  • Install other unwanted software.

In any scenario, malware researchers strongly advise users to take the necessary steps towards the removal of this ransomware infection from your computer. The primary reason for this is that while such programs are made to make profit via third-party advertisement, not all advertisements are guaranteed to be safe and may infect your computer with malware.

Remove RunBooster Completely

In order to eliminate this ransomware infection from your computer, it is of high recommendation to follow the removal instructions below. They are created to help you remove this potentially unwanted program in full by first isolating it and then following methodological removal methods. But if you feel unsure or have no experience in manual removal of unwanted software, experts always advise to instead try using an anti-malware scanner that will swiftly and effectively take care of this situation for you.

Note! Your computer system may be affected by RunBooster and other threats.
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To remove RunBooster follow these steps:

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove RunBooster files and objects
2. Find files created by RunBooster on your PC

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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