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Power Handler

Posted: October 19, 2017

Threat Metric

Ranking: 695
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 24,196
First Seen: October 19, 2017
Last Seen: January 6, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Power Handler is a PC utility, which offers users the ability to control when their computers should perform actions related to power management – shutting down, entering into hibernation mode, logging out of the account, restarting itself, etc. While having a tool that allows you to set up these options quickly is certainly neat, we'd like to inform you that all of these tasks can be executed through the Windows' services and utilities, and you don't need 3rd-party software like the Power Handler to do this. Even if you find the tool in question convenient, you might not be aware that the Power Handler is being detected and removed as 'Adware' by the majority of popular PC anti-virus products.

When the Power Handler is installed, it can activate a Registry entry whose purpose is to ensure that the tool will start alongside all other Windows services and features. This way, the Power Handler adware can work at all times, and its users are guaranteed to find the experience rather unpleasing. While some adware is more sophisticated and tends to keep browsing ads in hidden instances of the default system's Web browser, the Power Handler operates in a much more obvious way. If the user's Web browser is opened, then the Power Handler adware will proceed to inject the ads in the currently opened tab. However, if a Web browser is not running, then the Power Handler will launch the default system Web browser and load the pages ridden with ads automatically.

The Power Handler is not that useful, and the fact that it exposes its users to aggressive advertising techniques are more than good reasons to recommend this software's immediate removal. Although the Power Handler is not harmful, we advise readers to remove it with the help of a trustworthy anti-malware utility.

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