What is upsio.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 upsio.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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Upsio.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with upsio
Upsio.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as upsio belongs to software PowerPanel (Plus) or Geek Squad POWER MANAGEMENT by Cyber Power System ( or Cyber Power Systems (

Description: Upsio.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Upsio.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 192,512 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with PowerPanel or Geek Squad POWER MANAGEMENT occur, you could also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify upsio.exe related errors

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

This is for your UPS (Un-interruptible Power Supply) It is harmless.
  Tony   (further information)
Cyberpower Systems ups service. Harmless
Belongs to: CyberPower Battery Backup Software Utility
  Carrz-Fox-Fire Promotions /  
I found it running in the background, using 170 mb memory!
It's for a Cyberpower UPS service
It took me a while to find out what it is. It spikes CPU Usage now and then and makes it jumps from 4% to around 40% and this causes the screen to freeze for a split second, not much but very annoying when watching a video or movie. It is neither dangerous nor good. It goes with a powerpanel program for back-up batteries(to my knowledge, I installed the application thinking it would help in case of a storm). However, I don't like the fact that it uses up CPU power and causes the screen to spike. In my opinion only use the program when you think a storm may knock out the power.
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Intermittent slow downs the PC
used to work, now causes my computer to freeze every few seconds for a second
I found it using 260MB of memory... I only notice this problem when i don't have my UPS backup connected to my pc.. Though i can't be certain, i'm pretty sure it runs better when the UPS backup is properly connected to the pc. I also believe it is necessary for the cyper power software to detect, save work, and shutdown the pc in a power outage
If it's causing your CPU to spike then you need to get rid of your crappy CPU, or do some maintainence on your computer to free up some resources.
Actually, if your UPS isn't connected, it has a memory leak as it searches for the UPS. I've seen it consume 1GB of memory over a month of waiting for the UPS to be connected. If you don't use it, disable it in MSConfig.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of upsio.exe: based on 12 votes with 11 user comments. 7 users think upsio.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving upsio issues

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