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Should I remove Acer Assist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,070
United States Rank #2,002
Reach 0.1324%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.63 days
284.01 days >
Average installed length: 149.22 days

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Acer Assist

What is Acer Assist?

Acer Assist is pre-installed with various Acer laptops. It contains a process called launcher.exe that is automatically launched on Windows startup. It is designed to assist Acer programs to start and lauch quicker on startup.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. 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 main program executable is acerassist.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.65 MB (2,783,909 bytes).

Acer Assist is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Assist
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Assist\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Assist

Program executable:acerassist.exe
Name:Acer Assist
Path:C:\Program Files\acer\acer assist\acerassist.exe
Additional files:
  • launcher.exe - Acer Assist (Acer Assist Launcher)
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AcerAssist.exe is scheduled as a task named 'New Message Check - Koda' (runs daily at 11:30 PM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer Assist Launcher' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Assist\launcher.exe.

How do I remove Acer Assist?

You can uninstall Acer Assist 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 Acer Assist, 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 Acer Assist.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.82%
Windows Vista 39.77%
Windows 10 4.25%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.78%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.30%
Windows 7 Starter 7.49%
Windows 10 Home 3.69%
Windows 7 Professional 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.06%
  Canada 5.43%
  United Kingdom 1.02%
  PR 0.40%
  Brazil 0.38%
  Mexico 0.35%
  Philippines 0.33%
  Australia 0.21%
  India 0.17%
  Germany 0.17%
  Malaysia 0.17%
  New Zealand 0.14%
  Indonesia 0.14%
  TT 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.72%
Hewlett-Packard 0.28%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5532 9.66%
Acer Aspire 5517 8.43%
Acer AO532h 5.59%
Acer Aspire 5740 4.03%
Acer Aspire 5515 3.82%
Acer Aspire 5735 3.49%

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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