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GameBoost

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 2.4.1.2013.

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All User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "another cram program"

    February 12, 2013  |   By whocares916

    Version: GameBoost 1.2.11.2013

    Pros

    another worthless junk item to be installed and uninstalled 10 min later enjoy

    Cons

    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

    Summary

    scam,fake,complete waste of time
    do not buy test it for yourself and see

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  • 4.0 stars

    "makes games run smoother/faster"

    November 30, 2010  |   By madmom07

    Version: GameBoost 1.11.29.2010

    Pros

    it seemed to make a difference which suprised me.

    Cons

    nothing really

    Summary

    i did what i thought it would on a couple of ollder games i had downloaded for free

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  • 4.0 stars

    "increased speed"

    August 20, 2009  |   By Mindom

    Version: GameBoost 1.8.17.2009

    Pros

    ease of pre programing programes to hybernate or to be stoped

    Cons

    Virus W32/Induc.A , located in C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Booster\GameBooster.exe

    Summary

    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

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    July 23, 2008  |   By almcaeobtac

    Version: GameBoost 1.5.26.2008

    Pros

    It's easy to use and it really does work. My internet goes faster and my games run more smoothly!

    Cons

    You have to pay for the fastest setting.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "too bad"

    August 17, 2007  |   By manh_cuong1414

    Version: GameBoost 1.7.30

    Pros

    makes computer slow down

    Cons

    too normal

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Only thing it boosts are the company profits."

    November 1, 2006  |   By ssnake

    Version: GameBoost 1.10.9

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    everything

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Odd program."

    October 17, 2006  |   By okwow

    Version: GameBoost 1.10.9

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WARNING:PC ******!"

    October 9, 2006  |   By Evil Kukka

    Version: GameBoost 1.8.21.2006

    Pros

    none!

    Cons

    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!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "This product I think is worth a try for slow computers."

    February 8, 2006  |   By Beano431

    Version: GameBoost 1.1.22

    Pros

    - 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.

    Cons

    - Internet optimizer did not make a difference in performance For me. (INTERNET: CABLE)

    - Trial should use the fastest instead of fast.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "pretty good"

    November 28, 2005  |   By newsguy09

    Version: GameBoost 1.10.3

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    again they should allow full version to be tried out before a purchase is required.

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