How to remove the PowerMonitor virus

Most antivirus programs identify PowerMonitor.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic, and Symantec identifies it as Heur.AdvML.B.

The PowerMonitor.exe file is a software component of LanSafe by Eaton.
PowerMonitor.exe is an executable file that runs the Power Monitor program, a process that belongs to LanSafe, a software program that provides protection from power surges as well as information from UPS (uninterruptible power supply) devices. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems.

LanSafe is a utility software designed to provide information on system power supply and power management capabilities to increase system reliability and decrease data corruption and downtime. The software features the ability to monitor up to 64 computers, remotely shutdown UPS systems as well as certain network monitoring tools through USB and serial.

The Eaton Corporation is an American company the develops power management solutions and technology related to mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic power efficiency, safety and sustainability. The company was founded in 1911 by Joseph O. Eaton to manufacture internal-gear truck axles. Eaton is currently headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The company presently generates an annual revenue of $22 billion and employs over 100,000 people.

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PowerMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as PhoneLine SOFT appears to belong to software unknown by PhoneLine SOFT or "Fonon Nano-Tehnologii" or Stirka or "Polet DS" or SOFT KHAUS PRO, OOO or OOO, ''Computer or "City-Soft".

Description: PowerMonitor.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PowerMonitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder (mostly C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\PowerMonitor\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 771,072 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 947,216 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. PowerMonitor.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with PowerMonitor.exe, you can also ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall the software SOFT KHAUS PRO, OOO using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PowerMonitor.exe related errors

Important: You should check the PowerMonitor.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

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Summary: Average user rating of PowerMonitor.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving PowerMonitor issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active PowerMonitor process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the PowerMonitor.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.

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.

Other processes

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