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What does the PowerMenu.exe file do?

The PowerMenu.exe process is also known as PowerMenu and is a part of PowerMenu. This software is produced by Thong Nguyen (www.abstractpath.com). An obsolete or defective version of PowerMenu.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about PowerMenu.exe PowerMenu

PowerMenu.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PowerMenu.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 57,344 bytes.
This PowerMenu.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A PowerMenu.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 184,320 bytes. This PowerMenu.exe process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The PowerMenu file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves PowerMenu.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about PowerMenu?

adds options to context menu (minimize to system tray, transparency, etc..)
Same as above. Allows priority, transparency, always-on-top and/or minimize to tray. (further information...)
Have watched it for a month, and it never touched the TCP/IP stack. Not a trojan. Safe and useful. (further information...)
Great program for minimizing to the taskbar (further information...)
Appears to harmlessly enhance functionality.
Jim Gronek

Summary: 17 users judge PowerMenu.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted PowerMenu.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall PowerMenu

To remove PowerMenu from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate PowerMenu in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if PowerMenu.exe (PowerMenu) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PowerMenu. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PowerMenu or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or PowerMenu.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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