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Should I remove Acer Instant Update Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,410
United States Rank #2,218
Reach 0.4845%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.19 days
241.68 days >
Average installed length: 126.99 days


1.00.3015 10.01%
1.00.3014 3.73%
1.00.3013 56.23%
1.00.3012 6.54%
1.00.3004 19.94%
1.00.3001 3.55%

Other programs by Acer

Acer Instant Update Service

What is Acer Instant Update Service?

Acer Instant Update Service is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


The most used version is 1.00.3013, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 3.39 MB (3,553,280 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer\acer instant update service\instantupdate
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8215A318-CC27-435E-B3EA-2E3443C8998C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Acer Instant Update Service?

You can uninstall Acer Instant Update Service 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 Instant Update Service, 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 Instant Update Service.

Win 10 79%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.80%
Windows 7 21.17%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 36.39%
Windows 8 19.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.33%
Windows 10 Home 10.88%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.57%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.10%
  Germany 9.33%
  United Kingdom 7.27%
  Italy 5.93%
  Canada 5.61%
  France 4.76%
  Netherlands 3.25%
  Australia 2.21%
  Norway 2.13%
  Belgium 2.03%
  Brazil 1.65%
  Sweden 1.55%
  DK 1.50%
  Taiwan 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.96%
Hewlett-Packard 0.01%
ASUS 0.01%
Toshiba 0.01%
Dell 0.01%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 15.48%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 12.13%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 7.47%
Acer Aspire V3-571 6.65%
Acer Aspire V5-531 5.49%
Acer Aspire V5-571G 5.48%

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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