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Acer eDataSecurity Management

What is Acer eDataSecurity Management?

Acer eDataSecurity Management is pre-installed with various Acer laptops and is designed to encrypts files on your PC.

About  (from Acer)

Acer eDataSecurity Management offers you greater personal data security and encryption for files and data transmitted via instant messaging or email. It supports the Personal Secure Disk, a convenient location for storing important files, and offers fast encryption and decryption using Windows Explorer. Acer eDataSecur...  Read more


Acer eDataSecurity Management is a software program developed by Acer. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 31.42 MB (32,947,241 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista . While about 40% of users of Acer eDataSecurity Management come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hiegis.com/acer.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\
Uninstaller: C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSnstHelper.exe -Operation UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 31.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acer eDataSecurity Management

  • Acer.Empowering.Windows.Forms.dll (by Acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Interface.dll - Empowering Technology (Acer Empowering Technology Framework Plugin Interface)
  • chkacerDLL.dll
  • eDSfsu.exe - eDataSecurity Management
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • eDStbmngr.exe (by HiTRUST co) - eDataSecurity simple one step processor. (Tool Manager(One Step Processor))
  • eDSplugin.dll (by HiTRUST) - Acer eDataSecurity Management (eDSPlugin)
  • HiTRUST.EDS.Windows.Forms.dll (by HiTRUST) - HiTRUST.EDS.Windows.Forms
  • decryption.exe - Decryptioni Application (Decryption Application)
  • encryption.exe - Encryption Application
  • eDS_CCPSD.exe (by HiTRSUT co) - eDataSecurity (Change PSD Capacity)
  • eDScsp.exe - change supervisor password
  • eDSloader.exe - eDataSecurity System Loader( Load and prepare enviroment )
  • eDSnstHelper.exe (by BVI, HITRUST) - Install helper
  • eDSrf.exe (by HITRUST) - Recovery Files

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • eDSloader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'eDataSecurity Loader' which loads as C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • eDStbmngr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDStbmngr.exe'.
  • eDSrf.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSrf.exe'.
  • eDS_CCPSD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDS_CCPSD.exe'.
  • encryption.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\encryption.exe'.
  • eDSfsu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSfsu.exe'.
  • decryption.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\decryption.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005237019%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038225%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014145%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,311
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:61 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Acer eDataSecurity Management?

You can uninstall Acer eDataSecurity Management 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 eDataSecurity Management, 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 eDataSecurity Management.

Win Vista (SP2) 80%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 96.10%
Windows 7 3.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 77.34%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.45%
Windows Vista Business 1.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.41%
  France 13.06%
  United Kingdom 11.43%
  Germany 8.16%
  Italy 7.35%
  Canada 6.53%
  Spain 3.67%
  Austria 1.63%
  Belgium 1.22%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Australia 0.82%
  Switzerland 0.82%
  DK 0.82%
  Czech Republic 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.02%
Dell 0.98%
Common models
Acer Aspire T180 30.96%
Acer Aspire E380 11.68%
Acer Aspire 5610 6.09%
Acer Aspire T671 5.08%
Acer Aspire 5100 4.57%
Acer Aspire 9300 4.06%

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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