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Should I remove Acer eLock Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,882
United States Rank #6,240
Reach 0.1057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.82 days
437.17 days >
Average installed length: 229.70 days


2.6.4300 0.86%
2.6.4000 0.34%
2.6.3008 0.48%
2.6.3005 0.14%
2.6.3002 0.05%
2.5.4302 27.70%
2.5.4011 4.90%
2.5.4008 15.89%
2.5.4005 24.87%
2.5.3006 13.97%
2.5.3003 4.08%
2.1.4003 0.91%
2.1.4001 0.14%
2.1.4000 0.19%
2.1.2004 0.82% 3.12% 1.10% 0.43%

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Acer eLock Management

What is Acer eLock Management?

Acer eLock Management is pre-installed with various Acer laptops.

About  (from Acer)

Acer eLock Management protects your data by allowing you to control access to external storage devices (removable storage devices, floppy, optical and network drives), data interfaces (Bluetooth, infrared, serial and parallel) and printers. Use Password Setup from the Empowering Technology toolbar to set the Empowering...  Read more


Acer eLock Management is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 2.5.4302, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 primary executable is named acer elock management.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 10.1 MB (10,589,204 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 33% of users of Acer eLock Management come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{6CA897D0-67F5-4F75-8261-DC8BFCA6DA42}
Estimated size: 10.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Acer eLock Management

Program executable:acer elock management.exe
Path:C:\acer\empowering technology\elock\acer elock management.exe
Additional files:
  • Acer.Empowering.Windows.Forms.dll (by Acer inc) - Acer Empowering UI Components (AcerEmpoweringUI)
  • ConfigService.exe - Acer Empowering Technology
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.Interface.dll - Empowering Technology (Acer Empowering Technology Framework Plugin Interface)
  • eLock.Client.dll - Acer eLock Management
  • eLock.Serv.Interface.dll
  • eLock.Serv.Library.dll
  • Acer.Empowering.Shared.UI.dll - Acer Empowering Technology 2.0 Shared UI module
  • eLockCTL.dll
  • eLock.Serv.Main.dll
  • eLockServ.exe
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • Acer.Empowering.Framework.PasswordSetting.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • eLockServ.exe runs as a service named 'eLock Service' (eLockService) "Acer eLock Management Service".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Acer eLock Management.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eLock\Acer eLock Management.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001707218%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009206%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007866%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Acer eLock Management?

You can uninstall Acer eLock 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 eLock 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 eLock Management.

Win Vista (SP2) 73%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 88.24%
Windows XP 6.48%
Windows 7 4.51%
Windows 10 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 68.49%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.09%
Windows Vista Business 2.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.59%
  United Kingdom 9.39%
  Italy 9.14%
  Germany 7.62%
  France 7.41%
  Canada 4.38%
  Netherlands 3.83%
  Spain 3.83%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Australia 1.73%
  Finland 1.47%
  Norway 1.43%
  Taiwan 0.97%
  DK 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 94.76%
Sahara 3.93%
Dell 0.39%
ASUS 0.34%
Lenovo 0.24%
Toshiba 0.05%
Packard Bell 0.05%
Intel 0.05%
American Megatrends 0.05%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5315 10.12%
Acer Aspire 5920G 8.17%
Acer Aspire 7720 6.22%
Acer Aspire 5920 6.06%
Acer Extensa 5620 4.73%
Acer Aspire 5715Z 3.80%

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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