What is PowerOff.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 PowerOff.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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PowerOff.exe file information

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

The process known as Wol Poweroff or Herunterfahren des Systems mit einem einzigen Klick belongs to software Wol Poweroff or CK PowerOff by Jorgen Bosman ( or Swisscom IT Services AG or CK Software.

Description: PowerOff.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PowerOff.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 172,032 bytes. 
The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. PowerOff.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If PowerOff.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 172,032 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes, 560,640 bytes, 928,256 bytes or 26,624 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. PowerOff.exe is able to hide itself, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Wol Poweroff or Poweroff.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as PowerOff.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PowerOff.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

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It works fine, until it's downloaded from author website

Summary: Average user rating of PowerOff.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think PowerOff.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks PowerOff.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PowerOff issues

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