CNET Editors' review
Is your older computer struggling to keep up with the latest and greatest games? GameBoost claims to save you from having to boost your hardware by giving you more performance through software tweaks. However, any changes the trial version makes aren't noticeable at all. In fact, the program doesn't boost your computer's power or speed one bit.
The trial version of the program offers most of the performance tweaks for 29 days. The "fastest" performance upgrade isn't available unless you buy, though. GameBoost requires some administrator access to work, which makes you think it might live up to its name. However, while testing the trial version, no boost was noticeable after restarting. System processes were still eating the same amount of RAM and a quick gaming test offered no extra speed. An Internet speed test through Speedtest.net showed no noticeable increase, either. In fact, download speeds actually lost a few bits worth of speed.
The program's trial version just doesn't work. Perhaps the full version will show some improvement, but there are too many performance boosters on the market that are free and actually give you more power to even think about paying for GameBoost.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of GameBoost 220.127.116.113.
GameBoost is a tool allows you to modify your computers settings to increase gaming and internet speed performance. No modifications to your hardware are made and all adjustments and settings are done in an easy to use interface that a child could use. No more frame rate glitches or slow downs can be achieved by using GameBoost with your favorite games.
What's new in this version: Version 18.104.22.1683 Changed installation id value within installer which would report the wrong information when installing a new version over a previous copy.
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"another cram program"
Version: GameBoost 22.214.171.1243
another worthless junk item to be installed and uninstalled 10 min later enjoy
waste of time
does nothing to boost the pc
nothing changed when installed after i restarted i noticed my windows start up took more time to boot than normal
scam,fake,complete waste of time
do not buy test it for yourself and see
"makes games run smoother/faster"
Version: GameBoost 126.96.36.1990
it seemed to make a difference which suprised me.
i did what i thought it would on a couple of ollder games i had downloaded for free
Version: GameBoost 188.8.131.529
ease of pre programing programes to hybernate or to be stoped
Virus W32/Induc.A , located in C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster\GameBooster.exe
Would like a response from you
Caption from Sopho Labs http://www.sophos.com.au/blogs/sophoslabs/?m=200908
If it is a file-infecting virus then it may indeed be infecting otherwise legitimate software.
W32/Induc-A is no exception to this rule.
As Sophos has already blogged, we have seen over 3000 files infected by the Induc virus.
Furthermore, in the last 24 hours there have been at least 11 cases where customers have submitted samples claiming that we are erroneously detecting legitimate software.
All of them have been genuine infections.
Let me underline this point: We have not had a single false positive on W32/Induc-A, nor are we ever likely to see one. If Sophos says you have a W32/Induc-A infection, we mean exactly what we say.
The manner of W32/Induc-A?s infection mechanism makes it even more likely to spread from supposedly legitimate sources.
As was already explained in Richard?s blog article, infected executables do not directly infect other executables. Instead they infect a library module (SysConst.dcu) in the Delphi Development environment. When a software house producing Delphi applications becomes infected in this way, every executable it compiles is infected with the virus.
Internal applications quickly spread the infection to all the company?s developers, while external applications are distributed to customers. Customers may include other Delphi programmers, and thus the virus spreads.
What should I do if I have a W32/Induc-A, W32/Induc-B, Mal/Induc-A or Mal/Induc-B infection?
If you are a customer who has received an application infected with W32/Induc-A or W32/Induc-B, please contact the supplier of the software. Inform them of the infection, and please ask them to contact either Sophos or the technical support of their anti-virus supplier as appropriate. When they have cleaned up their Delphi installation, they should then be able to supply you with clean versions of their software.
If you are a Delphi developer, or if you have Delphi installed and have possibly executed an infected application, then it is not sufficient to simply disinfect infected executables. You will also need to clean your Delphi development environment. The most important part of this procedure is to make sure your anti-virus software can detect infected SysConst.dcu units, and replace these with clean backups. Then recompile clean versions of your software to distribute to your customers.
Of course, you should probably warn your customers about the problem at the same time.
Sophos has issued Genotype detection (Mal/Induc-A, Mal/Induc-B) for all infected versions of SysConst.dcu and SysConst.pas that we are aware of.
However, we would still like to see more samples of SysConst.dcu, SysConst.bak and SysConst.pas from any Delphi developers potentially affected by this virus, especially if you have customized versions of these units.
Sophos customers needing further assistance with W32/Induc-A, W32/Induc-B, Mal/Induc-A and Mal/Induc-B infections can always contact Sophos technical support.
Posted on August 19th, 2009 by Robert, SophosLabs UK
Filed under: General, Malware
Version: GameBoost 184.108.40.2068
It's easy to use and it really does work. My internet goes faster and my games run more smoothly!
You have to pay for the fastest setting.
Version: GameBoost 1.7.30
makes computer slow down
"Only thing it boosts are the company profits."
Version: GameBoost 1.10.9
All it does is boost the forground process priority to high. "Process tamer" does the same thing and more for free. This program has sucked millions out of people and has changed names, gui's and owners often. It's for idiots and novices alike who have limited knowledge of windows xp.
Disclaimer: This is only my personal opinion.
Version: GameBoost 1.10.9
It seems like it does something, but then again maybe it's my imagination. With only a click of a button it supposedly "tweaks" for better gaming performance.
Doesn't explain what exactly it "tweaks" nor does there website have any sort of useful information. I don't really know if it made my PC better or worse to tell the truth.
Version: GameBoost 220.127.116.116
This program did not do anything to my pc and when i load pc it gives me EULA crap eventhough im running the demo version...very gay program...DOWNLOAD if you want a annoying screen at startup!
"This product I think is worth a try for slow computers."
Version: GameBoost 1.1.22
- Game optimizer made a difference in my windows performance and a smoother game performance.
- Very easy to use
- Almost never have to run it again unless you upgrade hardware.
- Internet optimizer did not make a difference in performance For me. (INTERNET: CABLE)
- Trial should use the fastest instead of fast.
Version: GameBoost 1.10.3
I downloaded this and their throttle program. they both seem to do the same thing and my net speed did incresae pretty good. I'd recommend because it's easy to use and helped my situation.
again they should allow full version to be tried out before a purchase is required.
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