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Should I remove Acer Empowering Technology?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,376
United States Rank #4,381
Reach 0.1658%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.19 days
330.13 days >
Average installed length: 173.46 days


3.0.3016 9.76%
3.0.3013 9.67%
3.0.3011 4.77%
3.0.3010 10.95%
3.0.3009 18.39%
3.0.3008 8.78%
3.0.3006 35.04%
3.0.3005 1.87%
3.0.3003 0.76%

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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 3.0.3006, 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. 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 primary executable is named framework.launcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 42.81 MB (44,888,759 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8F1B6239-FEA0-450A-A950-B05276CE177C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0019 -removeonly
Estimated size: 42.81 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Empowering Technology

Program executable:framework.launcher.exe
Name:Acer Empowering Technology Framework Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\acer\empowering technology\framework.launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • eLock.Serv.Interface.dll - Acer eLock Management
  • eSettings.Model.ComputerInterface.dll - Acer eSettings Management (Acer eSettings Management Model ComputerInterface)
  • check_process.dll - acer eNetManagement (check_process)
  • Framework.Presenter.dll - Framework.Presenter
  • Framework.AppBar.dll - Framework.AppBar
  • INT15.dll
  • INT15_64.dll
  • SysMonitor.exe
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Framework.Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA8CEC3D-7143-4313-9D3A-DAF5AAA62360}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Framework.Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EmpoweringTechnology' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\Framework.Launcher.exe boot.
  • SysMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer Empowering Technology Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.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 Vista (SP2) 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 77.69%
Windows 7 19.19%
Windows 10 2.94%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 59.73%
Windows Vista Home Basic 15.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.38%
Windows 7 Professional 2.83%
Windows Vista Business 2.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.52%
  Germany 12.58%
  United Kingdom 10.27%
  France 8.75%
  Italy 5.48%
  Canada 4.89%
  Spain 3.30%
  Netherlands 3.14%
  Belgium 2.66%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Finland 1.28%
  Australia 0.96%
  Austria 0.80%
  Switzerland 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.77%
ASUS 0.47%
Dell 0.41%
Hewlett-Packard 0.35%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5735 11.81%
Acer Aspire X3200 5.45%
Acer Aspire 6930G 5.42%
Acer Aspire 8930 4.93%
Acer Aspire X1700 4.02%
Acer Aspire 5515 3.57%

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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