What is BPowMon.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BPowMon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BPowMon.exe file information

The process known as Broadcom Power Source Monitoring Service belongs to software Broadcom Power Source Monitoring Service or Broadcom Management Programs by Broadcom (

Description: BPowMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BPowMon.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. BPowMon.exe is not a Windows core file. The BPowMon.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

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If BPowMon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 8% dangerous. The file size is 79,248 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 117,608 bytes. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with BPowMon.exe, you can look for help on the website, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Broadcom Management Programs).

Important: Some malware disguises itself as BPowMon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BPowMon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving BPowMon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BPowMon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BPowMon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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