What is Powerbar.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 Powerbar.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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Powerbar.exe file information

The process known as PowerBar Application or PowerBar belongs to software PowerBar Application or PowerBar by Cyberlink ( or PLEM.

Description: Powerbar.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Powerbar.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 101,445 bytes or 110,592 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. Powerbar.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with PowerBar come up, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Powerbar.exe. Therefore, you should check the Powerbar.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.


User Comments

An item in MSConfig is blank for the first two columns, Startup Item and Command, so the whole line looks blank (but includes a checkbox). But scroll to the Location column, which shows HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Powerbar is the only Value in that Key without Data, so it doesn’t do anything. I backed up my registry, and I’m removing that Value. Maybe it will remove the blank line from MSConfig.
ATI DeviceDetect
power bar is a set of command that display across and below the top of the screen
  Adebayo Matthew  

Summary: Average user rating of Powerbar.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think Powerbar.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think Powerbar.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Powerbar issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Powerbar. 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 Powerbar.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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