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: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4514e4cea2eea4b7
9d710c4f07e70cf6
5cd00c0b
3547c8daf4e9cdf2
83b5779045bf35cc
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia 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 7bac129801ea8378
10d4bf1045b95eb4
f5bb09ec
ee123b5fad4f4557
4436788d24b6c034
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
5.237.207.124/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 October 2011 at 12:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4a27efb53a1ac5eb
8638bb0f2416d17a
aaaf705f
07535505beabac35
a19f369b2f6069b9
No 10.0.14393
.0
(rs1_relea
se.160715-
1616)
10.0.14393
.0
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b2e02ff6a78ef9f0
a309fcc86971f3ad
fcd2d538
cdb207f785d9f2a2
c3480b0f0b9d7f7c
No 10.0.17074
.1002
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17074
.1002
United Kingdom
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0047cdc7c0dbe614
4beff071954b694a
9d81406a
a1fa06b12902cdbc
e93859dfd94f7d88
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
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