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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,218
United States Rank #14,218
Reach 0.0097%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.10.2005.20910 48.44%
1.10.2004.120905 51.56%

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Acer Device Control Lite

What is Acer Device Control Lite?  (from Acer)

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

Overview

Acer Device Control Lite is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 1.10.2004.120905, 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. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 8 MB (8,389,587 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 79% of users of Acer Device Control Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Device Control
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\UninstADC.EXE ADevCtrl.UNI
Estimated size: 8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Device Control Lite

  • DSessMgrUtl64.dll (by Dritek System) - Dritek Session Manager Dynamic Link Library
  • AdKbHookSvc64.exe (by Dritek System) - Administrator Keyboard Hook Application
  • RadioWndUtl64.dll - Dritek RadioWindow Dynamic Link Library
  • SysBright64.dll - System Brightness Dynamic Link Library
  • AdWmiSvc64.exe - Administrator WMI Service Application
  • OSDUtl264.dll - Dritek System Inc. OSD Library 2 (OnScreen Display Utility Library 2)
  • BtSwSwitch64.dll - BtSwSwitch Dynamic Link Library (Bluetooth SW Radio On/Off Handling)
  • MbSwSwitch64.dll - MbSwSwitch Dynamic Link Library (Mobile Broadband SW Radio On/Off Handling)
  • WlSwSwitch64.dll - WlSwSwitch Dynamic Link Library (WLAN SW Radio On/Off Handling)
  • AdKbHook64.dll - AdKbHook Dynamic Link Library
  • AtoBritUtl64.dll - AtoBritU Dynamic Link Library (Dritek Auto Brightness Utility)
  • BatteryUtl64.dll - BatteryU Dynamic Link Library (Dritek Battery Utility)
  • BrandDetection64.dll - BrandDet Dynamic Link Library (Brand Detector of Acer)
  • CommDevUtl64.dll - CommDevU Dynamic Link Library (Communication Device Control Utility)
  • dcDocking64.dll - dcDockin Dynamic Link Library (Device Control Docking Recognizor)
  • DmCtrlUtl64.dll - DmCtrlUt Dynamic Link Library (Display Control Utility)
  • DsiAdSet64.dll - DsiAdSet Dynamic Link Library
  • GuiWindow64.dll - GuiWindo Dynamic Link Library (GuiWindow Dynamic Link Library)
  • LmSmbKel64.dll - LmSmbKel Dynamic Link Library (Acer SMBIOS Kernel Library)
  • MonitorUtl64.dll - MonitorU Dynamic Link Library (Monitor Control Utility)
  • PCRMonitor64.dll - PCRMonit Dynamic Link Library
  • PwrPlanUtl64.dll - PwrPlanU Dynamic Link Library (Dritek Power Plan Utility)
  • SMDevMgr64.dll - SMDevMgr Dynamic Link Library
  • StorageDrive64.dll - StorageD Dynamic Link Library (Storage Drive Utility)
  • UsbMonitor64.dll - UsbMonit Dynamic Link Library (Usb Port and Device Monitor)
  • dc3GUtl64.dll - dc3GUtl Dynamic Link Library (3G Utility for Device Control)
  • Dcu16V9_Sage_64.dll - Dcu16V9 Dynamic Link Library
  • dmcore64.dll - Display Manager Core Library
  • WmiCtrl64.dll - WmiCtrl Dynamic Link Library
  • WmiProp64.dll - Dritek WMI Property Library
  • AdCmd64.dll - AdCmd Dynamic Link Library
  • CAVol64.dll - CAVol Dynamic Link Library (Volume Controller)
  • DevCtrlUI64.dll - Device Control UI Framwork (Device Control UI Panel)
  • BtSwSwitchCmd64.exe - BtSwSwitchCmd Application (Bluetooth SW Radio On/Off DEV-Launcher)
  • NTKCUtl64.dll - Key Hook Module for WinNT
  • dcSurfCover64.exe - dcSurfCover Application (DC Surface Cover Handler)
  • DeviceCtrlSvc64.exe - Device Control Service
  • ADevCtrl64.exe - ADevCtrl Application (Device Control Program)
  • Active64.exe - Active Application
  • runxx.exe
  • WlanMonitor64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • DeviceCtrlSvc64.exe runs as a service named 'Dritek Device Control Service' (DsiDeviceControlService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ADevCtrl64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ADevCtrl' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer\Device Control\ADevCtrl64.exe" Start_Run.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AdWmiSvc64.exe
Memory:3.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000999739%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005139%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004858%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:689,755
8,062,084 average
DeviceCtrlSvc64.exe
Memory:792 KB
Kernel CPU:0.00000185%
CPU cycles/sec:252
ADevCtrl64.exe
Memory:6.76 MB
Total CPU:0.0000682144%
Kernel CPU:0.00002711%
User CPU:0.00004111%

How do I remove Acer Device Control Lite?

You can uninstall Acer Device Control Lite 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 Lite, 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 Lite.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#21,218

Distribution by countryGeography

79.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.18%
  Brazil 4.90%
  Canada 3.27%
  Germany 2.86%
  Singapore 2.04%
  United Kingdom 1.22%
  DK 0.82%
  IQ 0.82%
  NP 0.82%
  Austria 0.41%
  Switzerland 0.41%
  Finland 0.41%
  France 0.41%
  India 0.41%

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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