Power Handler

What is Power Handler?

Power Handler is a potentially unwanted program that should provide you with some useful feature, but it might get installed on your computer without your permission, so there is no need to tolerate this application. When you encounter potentially unwanted programs, it is important to understand that just because they are not inherently evil, you should not allow them to remain on your computer. That is why we prepared this description and the manual removal instructions below it. You need to ensure your system’s security by terminating potential threats and unwanted programs that obviously should not have been there in the first place.

Where does Power Handler come from?

We could not find a direct distribution source for this application, so it would seem that it mainly comes in software packages. However, that is not much of a relief because software bundles are the most common method for freeware and potentially unwanted programs. So there is nothing surprising about that here.

On the contrary, this is actually a very natural turn of events. What’s more, if Power Handler managed to enter your computer via freeware download, it is very likely that you have many other unwanted programs on-board, too. You might not have noticed anything odd aside from this potentially unwanted program we are dealing with now, but quite a few applications could be running in the background. Thus, it would be for the best to scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool.

Another thing you should pay attention to is the distribution method itself. When such programs come bundled with freeware, users launch the installers and set up the apps themselves. It means that Power Handler does not infect you. You allow this program to enter your computer. So you can avoid installing this application if you want to. You just need to avoid downloading programs form file-sharing websites. It would also be a good idea to check all the steps in the installation wizard. The chances are that the installation wizard does inform you about the additional apps that you will install, but going through the setup automatically eventually leads to a number of unwanted programs being setup on your PC.

What does Power Handler do?

Technically, it would seem that Power Handler is rather useful application because it can help you schedule your computer’s shut down, restart, sleep, logging out, and many other actions. After all, it should be able to give you a better control of your computer, but the question is why you need a third-party program for it. It is possible to schedule shut downs and other power-related performances using the built-in system utilities that are part of your Windows operating system. So we can assume that the features of this program are rather pointless.

Not to mention that Power Handler comes with a bunch of side effects you should definitely consider. Like most of the potentially unwanted programs, this app comes for free, and it needs to cover its development costs somehow. So what does it do? It displays commercial advertisements when you browse the web. Constant commercial pop-ups on your screen are definitely annoying, but rather than being annoying; they could also prove to be dangerous.

The danger comes from the fact that the Power Handler ads could display customized content. The program can use tracking cookies to gather information about your web browsing habits. And later on, it can use that information to generate custom commercial content. The main security issue associated with such activities is the point that the program does not review the content it promotes. So it means that almost anyone could make use of its advertising network. In some cases, this vulnerability can be exploited by cyber criminals for malware distribution.

How do I remove Power Handler?

Luckily, you can remove this application via Control Panel. If you are not sure whether it is enough, you can also scan your computer with the SpyHunter frees canner. After a full system scan, you might find more potential threats on your computer. So you should do yourself a favor and remove everything immediately. Do not forget that automated malware removal is the fastest and the most efficient way to get rid of all the potential threats.

Manual Power Handler Removal

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type Control Panel into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove the program.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Uninstall a program and delete the app.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and remove the app. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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