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Should I remove Acer Drive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,821
United States Rank #14,747
Reach 0.0126%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.78 days
3.58 days >
Average installed length: 1.88 days


1.00.3009 81.36%
1.00.3008 3.95%
1.00.3007 14.69%

Other programs by Acer

Acer Drive


Acer Drive is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 1.00.3009, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is acerdrivetray.exe. The software installer includes 30 files. CheckUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7. While about 57% of users of Acer Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Drive\
Uninstaller: Msiexec.exe /i {5D45E67C-B04E-411F-93BB-947DAAF355D5} ACER=1 PRODUCTNAME="Acer Drive" REMOVEUSEC=1 BOOTSTRATOR=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Drive

Program executable:acerdrivetray.exe
Name:Acer Drive
Acer Drive Tray
Path:C:\Program Files\acer\acer drive\acerdrivetray.exe
Additional files:
  • DeployTool.exe - Live Updater (Assistance Tool)
  • ListCheck.exe - ListCheck
  • AcerDriveUI.exe - AcerDriveUI
  • UpgradeTool.exe - Care Center
  • AcerDriveMonitor.exe - Acer Drive (AcerDriveMonitor)
  • AcerDriveProxy.exe - AcerDriveProxy
  • AcerDriveService.exe - AcerDriveService
  • LogDll.dll - LogDll
  • PortRegister.exe - PortRegister
  • UtilityDll.dll - UtilityDll
  • CheckUpdate.exe - abDrive (CheckUpdate)
  • libsasl.dll (by Carnegie Mellon University) - Carnegie Mellon University SASL (CMU SASL API v2)
  • IOAC.dll
  • vld_x86.dll - Visual Leak Detector (Visual Leak Detector DLL)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • CommonComponent.dll - Common Component
  • Onlinehelp.dll - OnlineHelp
  • AcrHttp.dll - AcrHttp
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)
  • curllib.dll
  • libcurl.dll
  • openldap.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AcerDriveTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AcerDriveTrayLauncher.
  • AcerDriveProxy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AcerDriveProxyLauncher.
  • CheckUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AcerDriveUpdateChecker.
  • AcerDriveService.exe runs as a service named 'Acer Drive Service' (AcerDriveService) "Acer Drive Service".

How do I remove Acer Drive?

Quickly and completely remove Acer Drive from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Acer Drive 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Acer Drive, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Acer Drive.

Win 8 99%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 99.44%
Windows 7 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 98.31%
Windows 10 Pro 1.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.71%
  Canada 13.85%
  United Kingdom 6.49%
  Australia 4.76%
  Italy 4.33%
  France 2.60%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Sweden 1.73%
  Switzerland 1.30%
  Germany 1.30%
  Czech Republic 0.87%
  DK 0.87%
  New Zealand 0.87%
  Spain 0.43%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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