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BoosterGen

How to Remove BoosterGen from Your Computer

To completely purge BoosterGen from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with BoosterGen. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the BoosterGen registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove BoosterGen from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the BoosterGen files and folders,
see How to Delete BoosterGen Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete BoosterGen Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with BoosterGen are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the BoosterGen files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-493389286.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1095609242.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1095609242
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1052359469
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1052359469.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-917353282.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-792098896.job
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SW-Booster\Assistant.dll
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SW-Booster\AssistantSvc.dll
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-792098896
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-530512871.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-50378538.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-3990234681.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-576482620.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-576482620
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-3133355616.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\WS-Booster-S-1884037147.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-698646803.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-860614263.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-4675958519.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5644911192.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-523351797.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-523351797
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5415902620.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5415902620
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-619517029.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-702149676.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\GS-Booster-S-3168119747.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-3829734400.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-1431576714.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1820851148.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-2910291450.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-2982133423.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-280435630.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-5428256321.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\WS-Booster-S-46480778.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-848366190.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5944234096.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-1448266893.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-996987125.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5121721648.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1288679553.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-1217537865.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1288679553
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-2767390517.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-963476232.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\WS-Booster-S-596631634.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-963476232
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\WS-Booster-S-596631634
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-3711307514.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-4016632652.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-493389286
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-917353282
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1820851148
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5944234096
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-2292042710.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-1215701520.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-2355932470.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-2191004260.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-4658616389.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-828263068.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-2982133423
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[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-2322643726
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-2322643726.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-017483117.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-702149676
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-236323214
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-236323214.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-4550665283.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\WS-Booster-S-975730335.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-630647097.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-630647097
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-183017984.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-3770430293.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-760470086.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1693084195.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-815554932.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-5445907430.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-836663925.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\WS-Booster-S-975730335
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-2124589612.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-1448266893
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-5858240645.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-1777300474.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-1609871843.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-5808190755
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-1942536000
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-470930587.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-470930587
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-593058033
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-593058033.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW_Booster-S-2643030485.job
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-506970738
[%SYSTEM%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-836663925
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SW-Booster-S-506970738.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\SO_Booster-S-5194249478.job
[%WINDOWS%]\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-2123451703.job
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\Trusted Publisher\GS_Booster
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\Trusted Publisher\SW-Booster
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SW-Booster
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\Trusted Publisher\SW_Booster
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\GS_Booster
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SW_Booster
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\WS_Booster
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\Trusted Publisher\PC_Booster
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\Trusted Publisher\GS-Booster
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SO_Booster
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\Trusted Publisher\SO_Booster
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\PC_Booster

How to Remove BoosterGen from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove BoosterGen from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with BoosterGen, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the BoosterGen registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5078429478
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2560586668
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1101896723
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1622525965
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3750288271
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3133355616
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SW-Booster-S-1095609242
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1404196680
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SW-Booster-S-1052359469
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2982133423
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\{5F189DF5-2D05-472B-9091-84D9848AE48B}\_d0e87c27
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1538362956
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SW-Booster-S-792098896
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\d0e87c27
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5121721648
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5429646244
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1052359469
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1897312526
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-4128175596
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{afa5aa21}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{285bff21}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{d3a378f6}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{2f086fd2}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{c8640636}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{ba8bdfd1}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5808190755
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1820851148
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1777300474
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5103664119
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1074751495
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-4674074418
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5944234096
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1411059534
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3990234681
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2355414051
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1609871843
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\GS_Booster-S-576482620
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1400290070
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-4560858878
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-4160683215
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3497341962
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1884037147
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5509979060
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1129237489
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5400199026
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1095609242
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5902107913
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5028747868
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SW-Booster-S-523351797
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3813438586
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2828205144
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SO.Booster-S-5078429478
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1091471407
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3153090334
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2060245759
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5499298658
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2268751204
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5881886836
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5509994773
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1431105474
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5540534246
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2910291450
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2670295116
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3144784904
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1265396249
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5195167130
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1824435291
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1530452449
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-2124589612
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SN.Booster-S-1532781606
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1431576714
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5152449290
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1956171063
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1753690899
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-3444175751
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-5153193369
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1448266893
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-4279701041
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\S-1839310039
Registry Values
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\suptab\search~1.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sw-boo~1\assist~1.dll

PUA

These are programs that are being installed on the system often without a user's knowledge or approval.

Be Aware of the Following PUA Threats:

SectionLogistics, WindoWeather, StrongSignal, BargainJoy, BuzzIT.

How Did My PC Get Infected with BoosterGen?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with BoosterGen:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like BoosterGen. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like BoosterGen.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including BoosterGen, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting BoosterGen^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with BoosterGen:

PC is working very slowly

BoosterGen can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with BoosterGen.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

BoosterGen can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. BoosterGen may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

BoosterGen may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

BoosterGen may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.