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File: PowerMonitor

Location of PowerMonitor and Associated Malware

Check whether PowerMonitor is present in the following locations:

PowerMonitor file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PowerMonitor

If you find PowerMonitor file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The PowerMonitor file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of PowerMonitor File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3540F8EF69EF26F974A7AC978B4A503B0987Mar 23, 2016
35765A04A5FBF2DD19FA7C1BFAB5464743CDMar 26, 2016
3584FF214A991FC5E4C37003720F8FBF71BFApr 12, 2016
3528F93C351181586D4E81377BECA3072203May 8, 2016
3504587F58A897C33CB9303D3BAF01232589May 28, 2016
3592A1D3733F4BBE2F67DAC35BE9D598B89AJun 17, 2016
3520DC973685CD5D96A124105B60CC9F1CE6Aug 14, 2016
35807A019E050FD927984B55BBA4EE2113C5Sep 6, 2016
352034DB004699483E28D185AF613F6F912BSep 9, 2016
35149AEA480E7C3A227C7153E7676E9431C6Sep 16, 2016
3530639281B478ECB9CA17BA209D5D7B38BFSep 20, 2016
3538D672C760F61C0C880D14254B58C2C625Oct 6, 2016
35266207AE934D95B763A993D0F875BF1934Oct 13, 2016
3550A32B28847702F46DB61BE97C0162F651Oct 14, 2016
3518F927BAF9910BA3527568A6E61D3588FFNov 4, 2016
35149457700D4D64CA7C686DC56481CF74F3Nov 6, 2016
356686666459D5B32E0C8CF4DBAD05055D76Nov 21, 2016
36669CC7A0E2E3EABD9919082D77BB9E69B5Dec 5, 2016
3610480CC2B543D0D8A4512934919B19B0F5Dec 8, 2016
36102F2A60786FD9CCD66A7C39FAC8129CA7Dec 10, 2016
3594BE2529F257D33A9D07771E04420B4572Dec 13, 2016
3600FD17CED16E7FCFB8329BCC458D900407Dec 18, 2016
36308230B5452F56D35A531506DD79E7E6A8Dec 20, 2016
3600A72494CFC303F1F2F0110C812043C1F7Jan 8, 2017
3608F9904706DEA2C5D9BBCE69824822DC43Jan 9, 2017
3518C03AD811FA972396F354D66EDD53B4A1Jan 14, 2017
3604637B3A81DDBE23C69D76819B410B91E0Jan 17, 2017
3596F7F786A08D1F5638A41B126C4E07DA67Jan 17, 2017
366844CCA15030CAB12EC915CA0B1FB8C905Jan 20, 2017
35124DEE26D333476FCC56D677E829406F28Jan 25, 2017
3514AE64C5DC51EF83D622A8B001FC1BC867Jan 26, 2017
3604A11B3B13093CB33903C93725E2462CFFJan 30, 2017
3616F270545EFDC88096A5BFCFCDEB7E9031Feb 9, 2017
370815514AEB0A8DFC971B46823E6F9A94E9Feb 10, 2017
3604D7C861675A4D549C87F4F7A33715BD00Feb 10, 2017
3662D591B16C761D37B73D34A7167B6994EDFeb 15, 2017
360414B7E1A9D7E8E7B6E5D32953E2B34BAEFeb 20, 2017
361631776E2EFB572DA98A33027216A31D4EFeb 23, 2017
3608222CAA4F74AE3C1CD4D5F8C46E015AC8Mar 5, 2017
3616AEF99ACA30118B35891C7E6FF39CA322Mar 19, 2017
3510E1B5FB1C92621CAF8DB2C073D9CC2116Mar 23, 2017
3520E292A33AF1A9DA791C1C41669122FC7CApr 27, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove PowerMonitor^

  1. To enable deleting the PowerMonitor file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select PowerMonitor and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of PowerMonitor and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of PowerMonitor and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of PowerMonitor will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of PowerMonitor will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a PowerMonitor malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type PowerMonitor. The name of the first found registry value referencing PowerMonitor is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to PowerMonitor, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of PowerMonitor and Associated Malware.