What is PuXpMan2.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 PuXpMan2.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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PuXpMan2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PuXpMan2
PuXpMan2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Ashampoo PowerUp XP Platinum (version 2) belongs to software PwrUpManager by ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: PuXpMan2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PuXpMan2.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 110,592 bytes. 
PuXpMan2.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The PuXpMan2.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PuXpMan2.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as PuXpMan2.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PuXpMan2.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

Just a exe file for PowerUp XP. An Ashampoo program
gescannt, keine probleme
  henry.x   (further information)
PuXPMan2.exe stands from PowerUp XP 2 Manager, it's an Ashampoo application wich tweak Windows, it's normal if you have PowerUp XP installed in your system
  Cahno da Wolf   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PuXpMan2.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think PuXpMan2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PuXpMan2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PuXpMan2. 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 PuXpMan2.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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