What is PowerMonitor.exe?

The genuine PowerMonitor.exe file is a software component of LanSafe by Eaton.
PowerMonitor.exe is an executable file that runs the Power Monitor program, a process that belongs to LanSafe, a software program that provides protection from power surges as well as information from UPS (uninterruptible power supply) devices. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. LanSafe is a utility software designed to provide information on system power supply and power management capabilities to increase system reliability and decrease data corruption and downtime. The software features the ability to monitor up to 64 computers, remotely shutdown UPS systems as well as certain network monitoring tools through USB and serial. The Eaton Corporation is an American company the develops power management solutions and technology related to mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic power efficiency, safety and sustainability. The company was founded in 1911 by Joseph O. Eaton to manufacture internal-gear truck axles. Eaton is currently headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The company presently generates an annual revenue of $22 billion and employs over 100,000 people.

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 PowerMonitor.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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PowerMonitor.exe file information

The process known as PowerMonitor belongs to software LanSafe by Powerware (

Description: PowerMonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PowerMonitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 389,120 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 335,872 bytes or 151,552 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. PowerMonitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with PowerMonitor.exe, you can also uninstall the software LanSafe using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PowerMonitor.exe related errors

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

Überlastet sehr häufig die GPU im Leerlauf. (AMD HD7900 Serie)

Summary: Average user rating of PowerMonitor.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving PowerMonitor issues

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