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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?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,094
United States Rank #6,303
Reach 0.0501%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.41 days
71.02 days >
Average installed length: 37.31 days


1.00.3009 88.75%
1.00.3008 6.28%
1.00.3007 4.96%

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. 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 acerdrivetray.exe. The software installer includes 94 files and is usually about 20.98 MB (21,995,520 bytes). 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of Acer Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Canada.

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.)
Estimated size: 20.98 MB
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

Scheduled Task
  • AcerDriveTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBE82BEA-6447-48CA-B5C5-7BE56A128342}' (runs on registration).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • CheckUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AcerDriveUpdateChecker.
  • 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.
  • AcerDriveService.exe runs as a service named 'Acer Drive Service' (AcerDriveService) "Acer Drive Service".

How do I remove Acer Drive?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Drive.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.70%
Windows 7 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 95.54%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.13%
Windows 10 Pro 1.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.20%
Windows 10 Home Insider P... 0.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro N 0.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.90%
  Italy 8.05%
  Canada 6.89%
  United Kingdom 6.11%
  Germany 5.26%
  Australia 3.33%
  France 3.17%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Switzerland 0.70%
  Spain 0.70%
  Norway 0.62%
  DK 0.54%
  Belgium 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.80%
Sony 0.10%
Dell 0.10%
Common models
Acer Aspire TC-710 9.99%
Acer Aspire TC-705 9.38%
Acer Aspire ZC-700G 8.05%
Acer Aspire XC-704 6.52%
Acer Aspire XC-705 6.42%
Acer Aspire XC-704G 5.61%

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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