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Should I remove Acer PowerSmart Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,797
United States Rank #8,559
Reach 0.1433%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.68 days
285.57 days >
Average installed length: 150.04 days


6.01.3002 10.59%
6.01.3000 3.19%
5.02.3006 0.14%
5.02.3004 5.88%
5.02.3003 5.28%
5.02.3002 0.74%
5.02.3001 2.55%
5.02.3000 1.56%
5.01.3003 1.91%
5.01.3002 9.60%
5.01.3000 0.60%
4.07.3011 0.18%
4.07.3010 0.39%
4.07.3008 4.60%
4.07.3007 1.56%
4.07.3006 6.34%
4.07.3000 0.04%
4.06.3009 1.06%
4.06.3008 2.62%
4.06.3007 0.67%
4.06.3006 3.29%
4.06.3005 4.21%
4.06.3004 8.11%
4.02.3008 0.11%
4.02.3007 0.11%
4.02.3006 4.96%
4.02.3004 0.32%
4.02.3002 2.02%
4.02.3001 0.04%
4.01.3017 0.35%
4.01.3016 3.86%
4.01.3014 0.35%
4.01.3013 6.87%
4.01.3012 0.25%
4.01.3007 0.07%
4.01.3006 1.88%
4.01.3005 0.07%
4.01.3004 3.65%

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Acer PowerSmart Manager

What is Acer PowerSmart Manager?

The PowerSmart Manager that comes pre-installed on Acer laptops and lets the user specific the ways in which power is managed when the laptop is plugged in versus how it managed when running on its battery power. It includes options concerning the monitor's brightness level, hard-drive speed, computer sleep and computer stand by. It works much in the same way that the built in Windows Power Management appication works but in a different user interface and run in the background. In addition, all it does is change the built in Windows power settings.


The most common release is 6.01.3002, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named epowermsg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 11.9 MB (12,482,648 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer PowerSmart Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x415 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.9 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Acer PowerSmart Manager

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Power Management
Path:C:\Program Files\acer\acer powersmart manager\epowermsg.exe
Additional files:
  • BrightnessControl.dll - Acer ePower Management (BrightnessControl)
  • CommonControl.dll - CommonControl Dynamic Link Library
  • CompileMOF.exe - Acer ePower Management - CompileMOF Application
  • ePowerEvent.exe - ePowerEvent
  • ePowerSvc.exe - ePowerSvc
  • ePowerTray.exe - ePowerTray
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe - ePowerTrayLauncher
  • iAcerPowerOption.exe - iAcerPowerOption
  • MCEPlugin.dll
  • NVHybridGraphicSwitch.exe - NVHybrid Application
  • PowerSettingControl.dll - PowerSettingControl Dynamic Link Library
  • SetExLCD.exe - SetExLCD Application
  • SysHook.dll - SysHook Dynamic Link Library
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe - WMIAcerCheck
  • WMPPlugin.dll - WMPPlugin Dynamic Link Library
  • SetIntelDPST.exe - SetIntel Application
  • CancelDialog.exe - Power Management (CancelDi Application)
  • DefaultPowerOption.exe - DefaultPowerOption
  • NetAdapterControl.dll - NetAdapterControl Dynamic Link Library
  • OSD.exe - OSD
  • SetAPM.exe - SetAPM Application
  • SMBIOSCheck.exe - SMBIOSCheck
  • SMBIOSCheck_x64.exe
  • WMICheck.exe - WMICheck

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{519411B8-55B4-4A21-9ABF-A8B359E1FA2D}' (runs on registration).
  • ePowerTray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Power Management'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ePowerTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Power Management.
  • ePowerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Acer ePower Service' (ePowerSvc) "Acer ePower Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer ePower Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer PowerSmart Manager\ePowerTrayLauncher.exe.
  • ePowerTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer ePower Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer PowerSmart Manager\ePowerTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001245859%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005306%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007152%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,378
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:5.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0001267714%
Kernel CPU:0.00007278%
User CPU:0.00005400%
CPU cycles/sec:90,401
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Acer PowerSmart Manager?

You can uninstall Acer PowerSmart Manager 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 PowerSmart Manager, 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 PowerSmart Manager.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.46%
Windows Vista 21.73%
Windows 10 8.60%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.19%
Windows 10 Home 6.08%
Windows 7 Professional 3.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.84%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.49% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.49%
  United States 15.72%
  United Kingdom 6.78%
  France 6.24%
  Italy 6.11%
  Taiwan 4.89%
  Canada 4.69%
  Australia 2.67%
  Norway 2.60%
  Sweden 2.43%
  Spain 1.96%
  DK 1.82%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.06%
Hewlett-Packard 0.40%
Dell 0.18%
ASUS 0.14%
Sahara 0.11%
Lenovo 0.04%
Sony 0.04%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5738 11.86%
Acer Aspire 5810T 7.46%
Acer Aspire 4810T 7.21%
Acer Aspire 4820TG 6.08%
Acer Aspire 7738 5.49%
Acer Aspire 7745G 4.80%

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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