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File: PowerMonitor.job

Location of PowerMonitor.job and Associated Malware

Check whether PowerMonitor.job is present in the following locations:

PowerMonitor.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PowerMonitor.job

If you find PowerMonitor.job 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.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of PowerMonitor.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3742B7167BC0662034B7EF840C723532CD9Mar 24, 2016
342A28C3BFDDDB96AFF1CFE275E5A2F52A1Apr 13, 2016
282F866D683687755E3A1E5D7DF975DE0B9Aug 17, 2016
3382681C885E35B1B11339AFCDE5A1C8AD8Aug 27, 2016
282026449B800DD1551A26C6B3CEBB26A0ASep 15, 2016
3505CE46FE55A4D448F45151A59A41BFE03Sep 21, 2016
3465EC672B66E5CDFC0959FE9A942613060Sep 26, 2016
35453C51A75EA903A5AAE1307D6E6480797Oct 24, 2016
34225CF07E4A33D232D5B98DFE3CFFF68CFNov 1, 2016
35491116FD150C7707A173490ABAAD0E213Nov 24, 2016
3309B93D95F366A62237AB25F37EEBFF95EDec 19, 2016
3086EA4B3F9FBD069CFC0538513DF45C067Jan 29, 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.job^

  1. To enable deleting the PowerMonitor.job 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.job and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of PowerMonitor.job 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.job and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of PowerMonitor.job 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.job 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.job 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.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing PowerMonitor.job 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.job, 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.job and Associated Malware.