What is Winpower.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 Winpower.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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Winpower.exe file information

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

The process known as LaunchAnywhere or LaunchAnywhere GUI belongs to software Winpower or LaunchAnywhere by Macrovision ( or ZeroG Software (

Description: Winpower.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Winpower.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 112,640 bytes or 319,488 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices). Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with Winpower.exe, you could also uninstall Winpower from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify Winpower.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Winpower.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Winpower.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 a UPS monitoring software in JAVA
  AlienTech   (further information)
For me Winpower.exe was installed in c:\Program Files\UpsPilot by the software manager for my UPS

Summary: Average user rating of Winpower.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Winpower.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Winpower issues

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