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.
 
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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: 14 August 2018 at 11:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dd36386161cec7d4
07018eafd5a5e2c1
6a1394a5
19a4a63b49ccc8bb
4cdb33fb9ec114cc
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 a6e7ee3cad39493d
75fd35f6af0778bc
b90bf785
4b5c575626e6eb38
5886615cf045af5a
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 63ac5c729027329f
6ef0ae73b6938e54
783303bb
b611c1ef8662dad0
c12cb5414bdb20bf
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Pakistan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a9b00bf208750f3d
2e936c6acd96c3be
20c628bc
12a4923079d64a7b
9565abc406cc123c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Nepal N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 October 2017 at 4:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e1ad53559fa082df
b048ba369193ebb9
2429cb78
94ad7b2b2007803d
c6c752b8b732c29c
No 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
United States
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