How to Remove “Powercfg.exe”

What is Powercfg.exe?


Powercfg.exe is a legitimate file. It is also called Power Settings Command-Line Tool. It is used to control all configurable power system settings and it is associated with Mircorosft Windows Operating Systems and it is developed by Microsoft Corporation.  It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious program and name it as powercfg.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with powercfg.exe  malware?       

 
The type of malware programs varies and the mode of infection also varies. Any of the following can alert you if the system is infected.  
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the powercfg.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the Open.exe to check the location, if the location is C:\Windows\System32, then the system is not affected by powercfg.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by powercfg.exe malware. 
 
How to remove the Powercfg.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
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Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the Powercfg.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 2:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 033d3f1c2a96f1f1
d384df8fea0e2690
997f6f3d
3db3542fe45c3a90
26db366dbf277b6f
TrojWare.Win
32.Kryptik.A
GDY
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0139b50eb933a15b
8ccac6dd87a95a00
380dccc7
2194454f2255ca81
1c7597a46f56ec36
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Nigeria N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a3a5de45e4fa2661
4afe0a5e72b8d42b
1bc15c90
532a91af3a7de12a
1e883019a51569a1
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Turkey N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c92bd28618e72d9b
6290f40158f81848
5fe65a0c
2ccbba24bf5fa5c9
02af41f69978baee
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Zimbabwe N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2010 at 5:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 24db23c4a1db4808
084d3135dfb7a9e8
1376684c
17d931de0c2b46f6
fe6211bf66e8f4a4
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 445c840a10beae15
7b18d513344a0ba6
b754b57c
6d08bf9293e07444
e63e410bcc32af5b
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Russian Federation
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1828518fc196e910
baa0021f8f7f4f60
a3da6685
47c42f0b3c79b2e0
aad6fc82ea92d73d
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c2181a7f6255fe9b
c6bf321a7d7d8b7a
98bb87cc
27bce46a76104eed
fba24d672fe5bc15
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
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