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Should I remove Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,904
United States Rank #48,225
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.33 days
806.33 days >
Average installed length: 423.66 days


1.00.3004 82.61%
1.00.3001 17.39%

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Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool

What is Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool?

Acer Upgrade Assistant is a tool designed for Acer users, that want to upgrade their operating system.


Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 1.00.3004, 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. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 28.34 MB (29,719,552 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 32% of users of Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/upgrade-assistant-tool
Help link: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Upgrade Kit\
Uninstaller: Msiexec.exe /x {DB7E816B-74F1-4210-B2CD-8BD7B2FC8584} ACER=1 PRODUCTNAME="Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool" REMOVEUSEC=1 BOOTSTRATOR=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.34 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool

  • Acer.Empowering.Windows.Forms.dll (by acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe - Upgrade Assistant Tool
  • DVDMainStart.Presenter.dll
  • DVDMainStart.View.dll
  • NotificationLauncher.exe
  • UpgradeKit.DialogManager.dll
  • UpgradeKit.HostData.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Interface.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Launcher.exe
  • UpgradeKit.Library.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Model.dll
  • UpgradeKit.Presenter.dll
  • UpgradeKit.View.dll
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • ObjectListView.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • AcrHttp.dll - AcrHttp
  • Acer.UpgradeKit.Windows.Forms.dll
  • ETFPasswordMigration.dll
  • ScrollBarLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OEM Upgrade DVD' which loads as C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Upgrade Kit\DVDMainStart.Launcher.exe.

How do I remove Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool?

You can uninstall Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool 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 Upgrade Assistant Tool, 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 Upgrade Assistant Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.26%
Windows 10 21.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.22%
Windows 10 Home 6.52%
Windows 7 Professional 6.52%
Windows 8 Pro 4.35%
Windows 10 Pro 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.00%
  Belgium 8.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  France 8.00%
  Italy 8.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Russia 4.00%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Switzerland 2.00%
  Finland 2.00%
  United Kingdom 2.00%
  India 2.00%
  Japan 2.00%
  Lebanon 2.00%

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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