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Should I remove Acer Empowering Technology?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,932
United States Rank #33,074
Reach 0.0134%


2.03.5005 0.76%
2.03.5004 4.55%
2.03.5003 1.14%
2.03.5002 3.41%
2.03.4004 2.27%
2.03.4003 8.71%
2.03.4001 8.33%
2.03.4000 4.17%
2.03.2027 12.50%
2.03.2026 6.06%
2.03.2025 0.38%
2.03.2024 14.02%
2.03.2023 3.03%
2.03.2022 9.47%
2.03.2021 6.82%
2.03.2019 0.38%
2.03.2015 14.02%

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Acer Empowering Technology

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)

Empowering Technology is designed to make operating your computer easier than ever. It provides a simple-to-use interface and versatile configurations to help you efficiently complete everyday computing tasks. Empowering Technology gives you complete control with just a touch of the Empowering Key and a few simple step...  Read more


The most common release is 2.03.2024, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named acer.empowering.framework.launcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 86 files and is usually about 41.2 MB (43,200,650 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: 41.2 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Empowering Technology

Program executable:acer.empowering.framework.launcher.exe
Acer Empowering Techonology Framework Launcher
Path:C:\acer\empowering technology\acer.empowering.framework.launcher.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
  • eAPLauncher.exe - Acer eAP Launch Tool
  • chkacerDLL.dll
  • acer.empowering.framework.launchbarview.dll - Acer Empowering Technology Framework Views
  • acer.empowering.framework.presenter.dll
  • acer.empowering.shared.dll
  • acer.empowering.shared.ui.dll - Acer Empowering Technology 2.0 Shared UI module
  • AfscComm.dll (by Intel) - AfscComm - Intel® Advanced Fan Speed Control Communications DLL (Intel® Advanced Fan Speed Control Communications DLL)
  • AfscInst.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Advanced Fan Speed Control Instrumentation Layer DLL
  • interop.shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • ET-UI-DT.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r14)
  • ET-UI-DT-de.exe (by Macromedia)
  • ET-UI-DT-es.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-fr.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-it.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-ja.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-nl.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-pt.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-sv.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-zh-CHS.exe
  • ET-UI-DT-zh-CHT.exe
  • ET-UI-NB.exe
  • 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
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • acer.empowering.framework.passwordsetting.dll
  • eLock.Serv.Interface.dll
  • scrollbarlib.dll
  • 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).
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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\Acer.Empowering.Framework.Launcher.exe'.

How do I remove Acer Empowering Technology?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Empowering Technology.

Win XP 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 93.96%
Windows 7 4.15%
Windows 10 1.13%
Windows Vista 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 93.93%
Windows 7 Professional 2.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.21%
Windows 10 Home 0.81%
Windows 8 0.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.57% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 14.57%
  United States 14.17%
  Germany 9.45%
  France 8.66%
  Canada 7.48%
  Taiwan 5.51%
  United Kingdom 4.33%
  Netherlands 3.54%
  Czech Republic 2.76%
  Spain 2.76%
  Finland 2.76%
  Belgium 2.36%
  Sweden 2.36%
  Australia 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 69.55%
Sahara 20.45%
American Megatrends 5.91%
Dell 1.82%
Lenovo 0.91%
Intel 0.45%
ASUS 0.45%
Hewlett-Packard 0.45%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5100 5.38%
Acer Aspire 5600 3.59%
ACER Veriton M460 3.14%
Acer Extensa 5620 2.69%
Acer Extensa 5220 2.69%
Acer TravelMate 6592 2.69%

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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