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Should I remove PowerMenu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
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1.5.1 95.65%
1, 5, 1, 0 4.35%



PowerMenu is a program developed by Thong Nguyen. The most used version is 1.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is powermenu.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 914 KB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 60% of users of PowerMenu come from Thailand, it is also popular in the United States and Egypt.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\visual+\powermenu
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\PowerMenu.inf,uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by PowerMenu

Program executable:powermenu.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\visual+\powermenu\powermenu.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • PowerMenuHook.dll - PowerMenu Windows Hook (PowerMenuHook)
  • lpk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PowerMenu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{523E881D-F6DE-4045-8335-76E548FA7EC8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PowerMenu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Power Menu Start.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PowerMenu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PowerMenu' which loads as C:\Program Files\Visual+\PowerMenu\PowerMenu.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:914 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001701697%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009300%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007717%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PowerMenu?

You can uninstall PowerMenu from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PowerMenu, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PowerMenu.

Win XP 70%
Win 10 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.65%
Windows 10 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 95.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from Thailand
Which countries install it?
  Thailand 60.00%
  United States 20.00%
  Egypt 12.00%
  Italy 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
American Megatrends 17.65%
Intel 11.76%
NEC 5.88%
Sahara 5.88%
Apple 5.88%
Compaq 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Common models
LENOVO 7732CTO 8.33%
HP G60 Notebook PC 8.33%
HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(PK86... 8.33%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 8.33%
HP-Pavilion KT422AA-AB4 a... 8.33%


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