What is powerscan.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 powerscan.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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Powerscan.exe file information

The process known as PowerScan (version v1.1) belongs to software Power Scan by unknown.

Description: Powerscan.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Powerscan.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\Power Scan\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 71,680 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Powerscan.exe is not a Windows core file. powerscan.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with powerscan.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPower Scan.

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

Foistware by Integrated Search Technologies that is behind the ISTbar parasite. ISTbar is an Internet Explorer toolbar, home page, and search hijacker.
bad stuff .. comes with ie hijackers
spyware, often installs with sais.exe
not much but it appeared on my hard drive along with ISTbar
while searching the internet, on entering a page, avg antivirus detected a trojan so i closed down and to my suprise i have a new program installed called powerscan, this was unasked for and done without my permission, avg detected, but did not control, so i am closing down now to do a full scan
  veronica pearce  
pop ups and slow computer...don't know how it got installed on my computer...
it's very useful and i have not had any bad side effects. i think it's just advertising.

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Summary: Average user rating of powerscan.exe: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks powerscan.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 9 users think powerscan.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving powerscan issues

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