Most antivirus programs identify pwrszr.exe as malware—e.g. Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/VB, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_AGENT.AWBW.
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Description: Pwrszr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file pwrszr.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 16,384 bytes.
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices). Pwrszr.exe is not a Windows core file. Pwrszr.exe is able to hide itself. pwrszr.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.
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Important: You should check the pwrszr.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active pwrszr process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the pwrszr.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.