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.
|Short Description||May display various advertisements for profit by pay-per click schemes.|
|Symptoms||You 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 Method||Freeware 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:
Then, RunBooster schedules a task in the Windows Task Scheduler to run it’s “updater”, located at:
For some reason, a folder, called RunBoosterUpdateTask also appears at:
The main executable of the program may be the one, located in Program Files:
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:
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove RunBooster from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of RunBooster from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove RunBooster from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase RunBooster from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall RunBooster from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove RunBooster from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate RunBooster from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove RunBooster from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove RunBooster
Step 2: Uninstall RunBooster and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by RunBooster on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by RunBooster there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of RunBooster from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall RunBooster and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove RunBooster via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove RunBooster from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase RunBooster from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall RunBooster from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove RunBooster from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the RunBooster will be removed.
Eliminate RunBooster from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.