What is PowerControlHelp.exe?

The genuine PowerControlHelp.exe file is a software component of AI Suite II by ASUSTeK Computer.
This uses the Windows Task Scheduler to start-up a process with local user privileges that provides the ability to schedule launching of programs or scripts at specific times or at scheduled time intervals. It also allows programs to be executed using event-based triggers.

PowerControlHelp stands for Digi+ Power Control Help

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 PowerControlHelp.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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PowerControlHelp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PowerControlHelp
PowerControlHelp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Digi+ Power Control Help belongs to software AI Suite II by ASUSTeK Computer (

Description: PowerControlHelp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PowerControlHelp.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,190,400 bytes (82% of all occurrences), 1,199,416 bytes, 1,154,176 bytes or 1,147,904 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. PowerControlHelp.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. PowerControlHelp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with PowerControlHelp.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAI Suite II.

Recommended: Identify PowerControlHelp.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PowerControlHelp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PowerControlHelp.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 PowerControlHelp issues

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