What is pwmixer.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 pwmixer.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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Pwmixer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pwmixer
Pwmixer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Power Mixer appears to belong to software Power Mixer (version 3.0b2) by Actual Solution (

Description: Pwmixer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pwmixer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 287,370 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 363,153 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. Pwmixer.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. Pwmixer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Power Mixer or Power Mixer 3.0b2, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Power Mixer or Power Mixer 3.0b2 in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name pwmixer.exe, for example Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec), and Mal/Generic-L (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the pwmixer.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.


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Best practices for resolving pwmixer issues

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