What is PwSave.exe?

The genuine PwSave.exe file is a software component of AI Suite by ASUSTeK Computers.
PwSave.exe is a process that enables you to keep a track on how much power is saved through power optimization features available on ASUS laptops. It is part of the ASUS AI Suite program available for all recent ASUS computers. The AI Suite enables users to have access to several ASUS utilities and provides the interface to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. ASUS, founded in Taipei in 1989, is a Chinese personal computer vendor. In 2013 it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. They began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their novel PhysX accelerator card. This process is part of the digital voltage regulation module and overclocking tool that lets you boost the performance of your ASUS graphics card. Do not remove this executable file unless it is known to be causing problems.

PwSave stands for Power Saver for ASUS Motherboards

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 PwSave.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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PwSave.exe file information

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

The process known as PwSave.exe belongs to software Admiral Quality Poly-Ana VSTi by unknown.

Description: PwSave.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PwSave.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,352,704 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 1,352,192 bytes or 1,351,680 bytes. 
There is no file information. The PwSave.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PwSave.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Admiral Quality Poly-Ana VSTi).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PwSave.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PwSave.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

Part of ASUS mainboard software for energy saving purposes
It's a ASUS process, which comes with pretty much all of their motherboards (from -07 and on). It's involved in the program ASUS AI Suite, and allows you to see how much power your motherboard saves through ASUS optimizations. If you don't wanna keep track of this, you might as well disable it.
PwSave.exe is part of ASUS Energy Saving located in c:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\EnergySaving\PwSave.exe

Summary: Average user rating of PwSave.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving PwSave issues

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