xBooster Removal Guide
xBooster Description and Removal Instructions:
Malware Category: Rogueware
xBooster or XBOOSTER.EXE looks like a legitimate program that is supposed to clean your registry and optimize your system. However, it is considered by the community as Rogue Software/PUP (potentially unwanted program).
xBooster could come bundled with other free software. With user`s agreement, during a “recommended” installation, one could end up with multiple threats installed. There are many cases where users weren`t aware how this software got installed on their machine, leading them to believe that xBooster is not a legitimate software. The software is also being integrated within the custom installers on many popular download websites. If you may have visited and used such pages, there is a chance that xBooster was installed by one of their installers.
The distribution of xBooster is most likely related to installing different third-party toolbars, all kinds of free software, random clicking on ads, pop-up windows, banners or even downloading attached files from your personal e-mail inbox.
xBooster will display fake alerts or system errors requesting for an immediate fix. However, to fix the issues, you will have to purchase the full version. xBooster might display a warning message about corrupted Windows system files. The removal of such files might produce unwanted error messages or to crash your system. All alerts, scan results or pop-up messages are fake.
xBooster may also disable other software on your PC, like anti-virus security suites or the windows firewall. Also such rogue software may alter your browser settings and hide itself. Thus, making the removal quite challenging for beginners. If you`re not confident enough, we strongly recommend to remove the infection automatically.
*Please note that such software could lead to more malware coming in your computer and even cause a loss of data. Such threats are not to be underestimated!
How To Remove:
There is an automatic removal, using specialized software suite like SpyHunter (recommended for novice users and fast removal), or manual removal method (recommended for experts), using your own skills to remove the infection.
Automatic xBooster Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect xBooster and remove it.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter, or if you want to check out the Install Instructions. SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help for any malware related queries by the technical support department.
Manual xBooster Removal:
*Please note that you should proceed at your own risk. Some incorrectly taken actions might lead to loss of data or destroy your system. Therefore, the manual removal is strongly recommended for experts only. For everyday users, SpywareTechs.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security solution.
1.Remove xBooster by Restoring Your System to a Previous State:
1. Restart your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do that, turn your machine off and then start it up again. Then, when the first POST screen appears (white text), start tapping the F8 key repeatedly.
***For Windows 8/10:
If you are using Windows 8/10, you need to hold the Shift button and tap the F8 key repeatedly, this should load the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose the advanced repair options to show up. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
2. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and hit “Enter”.
3. When the command prompt loads, type the following:
Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Windows Vista/7/8/10 C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter
4. System Restore should start up. You will see a list of restore points. Try use a restore point created just before the date and time the problem occurred. When System Restore completes, start your computer in Windows normal mode and scan your computer using anti-spyware software like SpyHunter.
2. Delete any Registry keys, Files or Folders Related to xBooster:
Go to Control Panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entries related to xBooster.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
1. Delete those registry values, if found:
2. Delete any Files or Folders associated with xBooster