Power Handler Removal Process (remove PowerHandler)

October 19, 2017

Power Handler is an adware application known for being intrusive and can modify Internet settings within popular web browser applications. The advertisements generated through Power Handler are known to aggressively offer several coupon deals or potential shopping savings through various shopping sites on the Internet. Those who utilize the Power Handler advertisements may have unwanted redirects occur or loading of pages that have questionable content.

The process for removing Power Handler will ultimately stop the rendering of the Power Handler advertisements as pop-ups or banners. The Power Handler removal process can be done automatically by using an antimalware program designed to detect and eliminate adware threats on a Windows PC. In other cases, savvy PC users may find all components related to Power Handler and remove them one by one.

Are you getting popups from Power Handler? Have you identified that you have Power Handler installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Power Handler completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Power Handler?

If Power Handler resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Power Handler may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Power Handler removal process.

How can you manually remove Power Handler

Manual removal of Power Handler may not be for everyone. Each manual Power Handler removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Power Handler removal process.

Power Handler can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Power Handler in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Power Handler, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Power Handler. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Power Handler from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Power Handler, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Power Handler by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Power Handler folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Power Handler completely from your computer. If you find that Power Handler is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Power Handler removal process.

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