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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,641
United States Rank #4,680
Reach 0.1540%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.48 days
191.28 days >
Average installed length: 100.50 days


2.5.4305 0.37%
2.5.4301 29.75%
2.5.4011 4.37%
2.5.4010 11.08%
2.5.4009 1.54%
2.5.4008 2.35%
2.5.4007 1.88%
2.5.4006 18.44%
2.5.4004 0.47%
2.5.3005 16.29%
2.5.3004 0.37%
2.5.3003 4.67%
2.5.3002 8.43%

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Acer Empowering Technology

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What is Acer Empowering Technology?

Acer Empowering Technology framework is pre-installed with the Acer Empowering Technology program. Please DO NOT remove Acer Empowering Framework and Acer eRecovery Management. It will disable your disk to disk recovery function.

About  (from Acer)

Your new Acer computer has been delivered to you with a whole suite of the Acer Empowering Technology Framework and Acer applications tools. Designed to make it easy for you to access frequently used functions, Acer's innovative Empowering Technology is a simple and easy-to-use portal for managing your Acer IT products...  Read more


The most used version is 2.5.4301, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is acer.empowering.framework.supervisor.exe. The software installer includes 109 files and is usually about 105.52 MB (110,647,609 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Acer\Empowering Technology
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 105.52 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Empowering Technology

Program executable:acer.empowering.framework.supervisor.exe
Acer Empowering Techonology Framework Launcher
Path:C:\acer\empowering technology\acer.empowering.framework.supervisor.exe
Additional files:
  • acer.empowering.windows.forms.dll (by Acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Host.dll - Empowering Technology (Acer Empowering Technology Plugin Host)
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Interface.dll - Acer Empowering Technology Framework Plugin Interface
  • eLock.Serv.Interface.dll - Acer eLock Management
  • eAPLauncher.exe - Acer eAP Launch Tool
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.LaunchBarView.dll - Acer Empowering Technology Framework Views
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Presenter.dll
  • acer.empowering.framework.shared.dll
  • Acer.Empowering.Shared.UI.dll - Acer Empowering Technology 2.5 Shared UI module
  • Remove_eRecovery.exe
  • eNet Service.exe - Acer eNet Management (acer eNet Management Service)
  • eNetServiceInterface.dll - eNetServiceInterface Dynamic Link Library
  • interop.shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • eSettings.Model.ComputerInterfaces.dll - ComputerInterfaces
  • ET-UI-DT.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 r22)
  • ET-UI-DT-cs.exe (by Macromedia)
  • ET-UI-DT-da.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-de.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-el.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-es.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-fi.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-fr.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-hu.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-it.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-ja.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-nl.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-no.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-pl.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-pt.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-ru.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-sv.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-tr.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-zh-CHS.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-zh-CHT.exe
  • ET-UI-NB.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r45
  • ET-UI-NB-de.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-es.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-fr.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-it.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-ja.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-nl.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-pt.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-sv.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-zh-CHS.exe
  • ET-UI-NB-zh-CHT.exe
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.DialogManager.dll - DialogManager
  • ieryetf.dll - IERYETF
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • AllAccess.dll - ePC
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.PasswordSetting.dll
  • FullAccess.exe
  • scrollbarlib.dll
  • SysMonitor.exe
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • eAPLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3CD7DC43-4747-4BB2-9395-9118877D0B6B}' (runs on registration).
  • eNet Service.exe runs as a service named 'eNet Service' (eNet Service) "Acer eNet Management Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • eAPLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Acer eAPLauncher' and executes as "C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAPLauncher.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SysMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer Empowering Technology Monitor' which loads as C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Supervisor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ACER.EMPOWERING.FRAMEWORK.SUPERVISOR.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001715973%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003977%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013183%
0.015104% average
eNet Service.exe
Memory:14.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0001077654%
Kernel CPU:0.00006282%
User CPU:0.00004495%
Memory:13.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0000528889%
Kernel CPU:0.00003180%
User CPU:0.00002109%

How do I remove Acer Empowering Technology?

Quickly and completely remove Acer Empowering Technology from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Acer Empowering Technology 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Acer Empowering Technology, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Empowering Technology.

Win Vista (SP2) 77%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 92.01%
Windows 7 6.61%
Windows 10 1.17%
Windows XP 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 72.88%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.32%
Windows Vista Business 2.02%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.15%
  France 9.21%
  United Kingdom 9.04%
  Italy 7.93%
  Germany 7.18%
  Canada 5.67%
  Spain 3.95%
  Netherlands 3.84%
  Australia 1.98%
  Belgium 1.86%
  Taiwan 1.13%
  Norway 1.10%
  Finland 1.05%
  Sweden 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.82%
Dell 0.45%
Sahara 0.31%
ASUS 0.31%
American Megatrends 0.10%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5315 7.68%
Acer Aspire 5920G 6.28%
Acer Aspire 7720 4.78%
Acer Aspire 5920 4.67%
Acer Aspire T180 4.52%
Acer Extensa 5620 3.45%

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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