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What is paexec.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 paexec.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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Paexec.exe file information

The process known as PAExec Application belongs to software Power Admin LLC PAExec or PAExec Application by Power Admin.

Description: Paexec.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file paexec.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 189,112 bytes (84% of all occurrences) or 207,872 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/paexec.exe.html 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The paexec.exe file is not a Windows system file. The paexec.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The software is not active. There is no detailed description of this service. Paexec.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Power Admin LLC PAExec, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Power Admin LLC PAExec in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify paexec.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as paexec.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the paexec.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 paexec issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with paexec. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the paexec.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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