What is PuXpMan.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 PuXpMan.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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PuXpMan.exe file information

The process known as Ashampoo PowerUp XP belongs to software PwrUpManager by ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: PuXpMan.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PuXpMan.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 102,400 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. PuXpMan.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Its an XP tweak utility
Part of the Ashampoo PowerUp Windows XP tweaks program
  Bill Fletcher   (further information)
yes it is from "PowerUp XP Platinum" and it has no trojaner or virus. i am very bad in english, sry

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

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Best practices for resolving PuXpMan issues

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