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?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
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.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
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 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
3 N/A Executable bc5c097571316195
c4505e689db8501a
f9a494ea
5d5b0514815ce7f4
e3b05c4fcb799e77
TrojWare.Win
32.Banbra.rh
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50f0c0d95afcc9d7
1ec1da8784fe5743
5329d5ae
0d8e2957e7bd088b
2209edde884218cf
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 June 2008 at 3:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable bf111737234b2426
6ce59dcce3a36c08
98039052
8f574d38292070c1
c3540582f9787f2b
No 5.1.3565.0
(main.0110
05-1843)
5.1.3565.0 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 142ef2ba1bfd1708
0d7e0c5719d770db
6cc26e08
439475d9d2d5e3ce
c58a9efd0947bc61
No 5.1.2600.1
041
(xpsp1.020
514-1800)
5.1.2600.1
041
France
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 142ef2ba1bfd1708
0d7e0c5719d770db
6cc26e08
439475d9d2d5e3ce
c58a9efd0947bc61
No 5.1.2600.1
041
(xpsp1.020
514-1800)
5.1.2600.1
041
Poland
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