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Global Rank #19,135
United States Rank #21,414
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2.03.2005.20905 23.50%
2.02.2013.21111 5.13%
2.02.2005.20919 22.65%
1.03.2004.120902 5.56%
1.01.3007.110907 1.28%
1.01.3005.110402 10.68%
1.01.3004.110303 0.85%
1.01.3002 28.63%
1.00.3008.110401 1.28%
1.00.3004.110105 0.43%

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Acer Device Control

What is Acer Device Control?  (from Acer)

The Device Control console allows you to customise a number of system settings to help you better control the device.


Acer Device Control is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 1.01.3002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 102 files and is usually about 68.94 MB (72,286,635 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 37% of users of Acer Device Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Device Control
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\UninstADC.EXE ADevCtrl.UNI
Estimated size: 68.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Device Control

  • DSessMgrUtl.dll (by Dritek System) - Dritek Session Manager Dynamic Link Library
  • VistaVol.dll (by Dritek System) - Windows Vista Master Volume Control Library
  • AdKbHookSvc.exe - Administrator Keyboard Hook Application
  • RadioWndUtl.dll - Dritek RadioWindow Dynamic Link Library
  • SysBright.dll - System Brightness Dynamic Link Library
  • AdWmiSvc.exe - Administrator WMI Service Application
  • OSDUtl2.dll - Dritek System Inc. OSD Library 2 (OnScreen Display Utility Library 2)
  • AdKbHook.dll - AdKbHook Dynamic Link Library
  • BatteryUtl.dll - BatteryU Dynamic Link Library (Dritek Battery Utility)
  • BrandDetection.dll - BrandDet Dynamic Link Library
  • CommDevUtl.dll - CommDevU Dynamic Link Library (Communication Device Control Utility)
  • dcDocking.dll - dcDockin Dynamic Link Library (Device Control Docking Recognizor)
  • DpCtrlUtl.dll - DpCtrlUt Dynamic Link Library (Display Control Utility)
  • DsiAdSet.dll - DsiAdSet Dynamic Link Library
  • GSensorUtl.dll - GSensorU Dynamic Link Library (G-Sensor Utility)
  • GuiWindow.dll - GuiWindo Dynamic Link Library
  • LmSmbKel.dll - LmSmbKel Dynamic Link Library (Acer SMBIOS Kernel Library)
  • MonitorUtl.dll - MonitorU Dynamic Link Library (Monitor Control Utility)
  • PwrPlanUtl.dll - PwrPlanU Dynamic Link Library (Dritek Power Plan Utility)
  • SMDevMgr.dll - SMDevMgr Dynamic Link Library
  • StorageDrive.dll - StorageD Dynamic Link Library (Storage Drive Utility)
  • UsbMonitor.dll - UsbMonit Dynamic Link Library (Usb Port and Device Monitor)
  • VK_Handle.dll - VK_Handl Dynamic Link Library (Virtual Keyboard Handler)
  • VolCtrlUtl.dll - VolCtrlU Dynamic Link Library (Volume Control Utility)
  • dc3GUtl.dll - dc3GUtl Dynamic Link Library (3G Utility for Device Control)
  • WmiCtrl.dll - WmiCtrl Dynamic Link Library
  • WmiProp.dll - Dritek WMI Property Library
  • AdCmd.dll - AdCmd Dynamic Link Library
  • DevCtrlUI.dll - Device Control UI Framwork (Device Control UI Panel)
  • NTKCUtl.dll - Key Hook Module for WinNT
  • DpMgrUI.dll - Display Switch UI module
  • DeviceCtrlSvc.exe - Device Control Service
  • DpMgrUtl.dll - Display Switch module
  • ADevCtrl.exe - ADevCtrl Application (Device Control Program)
  • ScrnSvrD.exe - Screen Saver Detect
  • ScrnSvrI.dll - Screen Saver Detect Export DLL
  • Active.Exe - Active Application
  • DisplayCfg.dll (by IntelĀ® Corp) - San Rafael Beta3 (SR GFX Helper 32-bit)
  • runxx.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • runxx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56EE88AF-1ED2-4636-A3E3-286E3E9A9943}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ADevCtrl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Device Control.
  • DeviceCtrlSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dritek Device Control Service' (DsiDeviceControlService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ADevCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ADevCtrl' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer\Device Control\ADevCtrl.exe" Start_Run.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015814584%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00072137%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00086009%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:552 KB
Total CPU:0.0000949979%
Kernel CPU:0.00006402%
User CPU:0.00003098%
CPU cycles/sec:2,743
I/O reads/min:39 Bytes
Memory:8.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0082015535%
Kernel CPU:0.00257974%
User CPU:0.00562181%

How do I remove Acer Device Control?

You can uninstall Acer Device Control 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 Device Control, 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 Device Control.

Win 10 64%
Win 7 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.10%
Windows 7 35.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.47%
Windows 8.1 26.18%
Windows 8 14.16%
Windows 10 Home 7.30%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.72%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.89%
  Germany 9.43%
  Italy 5.74%
  Thailand 3.28%
  France 3.28%
  Canada 3.28%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  Malaysia 2.87%
  Australia 2.46%
  Sweden 2.46%
  Brazil 2.05%
  Indonesia 2.05%
  Japan 2.05%
  Russia 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.57%
Hewlett-Packard 0.43%
Common models
acer ICONIA Tab W500 33.19%
Acer ICONIA W700 28.02%
Acer ICONIA W510 23.28%
Acer ICONIA W511 3.45%
acer ICONIA Tab W501 3.45%
acer ICONIA Tab W500P 3.02%

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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