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6% remove it94% keep it
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AceReader Pro

What is AceReader Pro?  (from StepWare)

Speed Reading, Reading Fluency, Vision Training, Reading Assessment and Online Reader Software for all ages. AceReader Pro provides you with three tools in one: (1) A training tool that will help you become a more proficient reader both online and offline. (2) An assessment tool to assess and track your reading level. ...  Read more


AceReader Pro is a software program developed by StepWare. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ace.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 12.6 MB (13,209,561 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 55% of users of AceReader Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and IQ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acereader.com
Help link: www.StepWare,Inc..com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AceReader Pro\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{939D3637-2066-40D0-92D9-15F098DB91BB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AceReader Pro

Program executable:ace.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\LER\AceRd_Pro\5_1_eigene\ace.exe
Additional files:
  • _ISource40.dll (by Smaller Animals Software) - ImgSource v4.0
  • casper.dll (by CrypKey (Canada)) - C.A.S.P.E.R. (C.A.S.P.E.R. library)
  • CKCONFIG.EXE (by Kenonic Controls) - CKCONFIG Application (CKCONFIG MFC Application)
  • CKS.exe (by PKWARE, Inc) - PKSFX® Command Line (PKUNZIPC for Windows Command Line)
  • crypkey_remover.exe
  • Crypserv.exe (by CrypKey (Canada)) - CrypKey Software Licensing System (CrypKey License Service)
  • InetCli.dll (by CrypKey) - Casper (InternetClient DLL)
  • Inetwh32.dll (by Blue Sky Software) - Blue Sky Software - INETWH32 (INETWH32)
  • P2TDLL.dll
  • SetupEx.exe (by CrypKey) - CrypKey License Service Install
  • SSCE5232.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine
  • sv221mn.dll
  • tl221mn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
  • Crypserv.exe runs as a service named 'Crypkey License' (Crypkey License).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002731880%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018736%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008583%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,458
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AceReader Pro?

You can uninstall AceReader Pro 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 AceReader Pro, 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 AceReader Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.19%
Windows 10 16.13%
Windows XP 6.45%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.35%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 3.23%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.00%
  Germany 7.50%
  IQ 5.00%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  Belgium 2.50%
  Canada 2.50%
  Switzerland 2.50%
  Chile 2.50%
  DZ 2.50%
  France 2.50%
  United Kingdom 2.50%
  Iran 2.50%
  MA 2.50%
  Portugal 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.14%
ASUS 17.24%
Lenovo 13.79%
Toshiba 13.79%
Hewlett-Packard 10.34%
Dell 6.90%
Intel 6.90%
MSI 3.45%
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