Remove Internet Booster (PUP)

By | Posted on September 17, 2018 |

Its official website claims that Internet Booster can speed-up internet browsing, Skype, VOIP, file downloads, and many more. It claims to have unique features like automatic detection, bandwidth monitoring, and usage limitation. Other similar products that we have tested also offer the same elements. Hence, we noticed that most of them are employing test-and-buy scheme, which we see as tactics to entice users into purchasing the full version of promoted application. Users get no benefits until Internet Booster is paid.

After detection of internet connection, this program shows an option to increase the performance. To exaggerate its claims, Internet Booster will display a graphical presentation of how much user may gain by enabling this program. As mentioned, the only way to boost the connection is by paying for the registered version of Internet Booster. Thus, if user choose to continue with the process, the program will pop-up its payment processing web page wherein users are required to fill-up all the fields including credit card information.

Being unsafe on revealing payment details is just one worry we are facing with Internet Booster. Added to that, this program is using malicious method to spread all over the internet. Internet Booster is typically packed to suspicious freeware and shareware. Pop-up ads and redirects on certain websites are utilized to promote Internet Booster and carry out a forceful installation on visitor’s computer.

As of now, there is no valid proof to capitalize on this internet speed tool. Therefore, we highly suggest immediate removal of this unwanted program. Its presence and running processes may just increase system resources usage that can result to slow down and system crashes.

How to Remove Internet Booster

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by computer users.

Stage 1: Uninstall Internet Booster from Windows

1. Go to Start menu and type appwiz.cpl under Run or Search box.

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2. Add/Remove Program window will open. Select Internet Booster or iBoosterSL Application from the list.

Add-Remove Internet Booster

3. Click on Uninstall button to remove the unwanted program.

Stage 2: Scan the Computer with ESET Rogue Application Remover (ERAR)

1. Download the free scanner called ESET Rogue Application Remover.
Download Link for ERAR (this will open a new window)

2. Choose appropriate version for your Windows System. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start the program. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file ERARemover_.exe.

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4. On ESET Rogue Application Remover SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS, click Accept to continue.

5. The tool will start scanning the computer. It will prompt when it finds Internet Booster and other malicious entities. Follow the prompt to proceed with the removal.

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Stage 3: Double-check for leftover of Internet Booster using Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

1. Download the free scanner called Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Malicious Software Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

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2. The tool automatically checks the operating system and suggest appropriate download version. Click on Download button to begin. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.

3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start scanning for Internet Booster . Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file to run.

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4. The tool will display Welcome screen, click Next. Please note the message “This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product.” You must understand that this program is made specifically to find and remove malware, viruses, Trojans, and other harmful elements on the computer. It was not designed to protect the computer.

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5. Next, you will see Scan Type. Please choose Full Scan to ensure that all Internet Booster entities and other harmful files left on the computer will be found and removed. For advanced computer user, you can opt for Customized Scan, if there are other drives or folders you wanted to include in this scan.

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6. Full scan may take a while, please wait for Malicious Software Removal Tool to complete the tasks. However, you may cancel the scan anytime by clicking on the Cancel button.

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7. After scanning, the tool will reveal all identified threats. There may be other threats that our first scan fails to detect. Please remove/delete all detected items.

8. When removal procedure is complete, you may now close Malicious Software Removal Tool. We hope that Internet Booster have been completely deleted from the computer. Please restart Windows to proceed with the normal operation.

Stage 4: Scan the computer with Anti-malware Program

1. Download the free anti-malware scanner called MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. After downloading, install the program. It may run automatically or you have to double-click on the downloaded file MB3-Setup.exe.

3. Proceed with the installation using only the default setup. If you need the complete setup procedure, it is available on the download page.

4. At the last stage of installation process, click Finish to run the program.

MBAM-finish5. On Malwarebytes Anti-Malware console, select Scan from the menu to see available Scan Method.

6. Next, click on Threat Scan. This is the most comprehensive scan method that will surely find any hidden items linked to Internet Booster.

7. Click Start Scan button to begin checking the computer.

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8. When scanning is done, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will display the list of identified threats. Remove all identified threats and restart the computer to finalized the scan process.

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