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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #357
United States Rank #509
Reach 1.7093%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.05 days
443.86 days >
Average installed length: 233.22 days


6.00.3011 0.12%
6.00.3010 13.75%
6.00.3009 0.39%
6.00.3008 16.82%
6.00.3007 9.55%
6.00.3006 2.55%
6.00.3004 0.94%
6.00.3002 0.65%
6.00.3001 0.03%
6.00.3000 2.87%
6.00.2000 0.04%
5.00.3009 2.18%
5.00.3005 15.47%
5.00.3004 3.01%
5.00.3003 1.53%
5.00.3002 5.01%
5.00.3000 0.54%
5.00.2000 0.01%
4.05.3007 0.71%
4.05.3006 2.81%
4.05.3005 0.04%
4.05.3004 8.08%
4.05.3003 0.32%
4.05.3002 5.28%
4.05.3000 0.01%
4.00.3010 0.01%
4.00.3009 0.17%
4.00.3008 0.03%
4.00.3006 0.42%
4.00.3001 0.06%
4.00.3000 0.01%
3.0.3020 0.04%
3.0.3019 0.70%
3.0.3016 0.38%
3.0.3015 0.25%
3.0.3014 2.14%
3.0.3012 1.46%
3.0.3010 0.34%
3.0.3009 0.40%
3.0.3008 0.59%
3.0.3005 0.28%
3.0.3004 0.03%

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Acer ePower Management

What is Acer ePower Management?

Acer ePower Management is pre-installed with various Acer laptops and is designed to maximize your PC's power utilization and performance.

About  (from Acer)

Acer ePower Management is a tool that provides you with an easy, reliable and safe means of selecting a power scheme that balances your needs for extended battery life and processing power. The Acer ePower Management main page is where you can select the power scheme that best suits your needs, or you can define your o...  Read more


Acer ePower Management is a program developed by Acer. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. The most used version is 6.00.3008, 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. 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 main program executable is epowermsg.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 8.92 MB (9,348,896 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 39% of users of Acer ePower Management come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{58E5844B-7CE2-413D-83D1-99294BF6C74F}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0019 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.92 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Acer ePower Management

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Power Management
Path:C:\Program Files\acer\acer epower management\epowermsg.exe
Additional files:
  • AS_Large.dll - Acer ePower Management (Acer ePower Management - Aspire 120dpi image)
  • AS_Normal.dll - Acer ePower Management - Aspire 96dpi image
  • BackupPwrPfl.exe - Acer ePower Management - Backup power plan
  • BatteryDLL.dll - Acer ePower Management - Battery Util
  • ePower.exe - Acer ePower Management - Main Form
  • ePower_DMC.exe - Acer ePower Management - DMC
  • ePower_UI.dll - Acer ePower Management - Main UI
  • ePowerLauncher.exe - Acer ePower Management - Launch DMC and UI
  • ePowerMenuPlugin.dll - Acer ePower Management - Menu PlugIn
  • ePowerSrvPlugin.dll - Acer ePower Management - Service Plugin Dynamic Link Library
  • Hibernation.exe - Acer ePower Management - Hibernation program
  • Hibernation2.exe
  • MCEPlugin.dll
  • PIC_Interface.dll - Acer ePower Management - Picture Util
  • PowerApiDll.dll - acer ePower Api
  • SysHook.dll - Acer ePower Management - SysHook Dynamic Link Library
  • TM_Large.dll - Acer ePower Management - TravelMate 120dpi image
  • TM_Normal.dll - Acer ePower Management - TravelMate 96dpi image
  • WMIInterface.dll - Acer ePower Management - WMIInterface Dynamic Link Library
  • WMIServiceDLL.dll - Acer ePower Management - WMIService Dynamic Link Library
  • WMPPlugin.dll - Acer ePower Management - WMPPlugin Dynamic Link Library
  • CompileMOF.exe - Acer ePower Managemet (Acer ePower Management - CompileMOF Application)
  • ePowerContext.dll - Acer ePower Management - ePowerContext Dynamic Link Library
  • TaskScheduler.dll - Task Scheduler Class Library
  • WIN32PwrSchemeDLL.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ePower.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB5AD679-52E7-400B-ADC5-C5F2B0460392}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ePower_DMC.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ePower_DMC.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ePower_DMC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ePower_DMC' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:22.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0055074485%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00251449%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00299296%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Acer ePower Management?

You can uninstall Acer ePower 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 ePower 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 ePower Management.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.06%
Windows 10 10.11%
Windows Vista 5.75%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.55%
Windows 10 Home 8.01%
Windows 7 Starter 7.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.46%
Windows 7 Professional 3.39%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.81%
  Germany 9.05%
  United Kingdom 8.06%
  Italy 5.59%
  Canada 5.21%
  France 4.35%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Spain 2.17%
  Australia 1.97%
  Brazil 1.97%
  Belgium 1.78%
  Sweden 1.34%
  Taiwan 0.97%
  Finland 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.56%
Hewlett-Packard 0.15%
Dell 0.13%
ASUS 0.11%
Lenovo 0.05%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7741 4.11%
Acer Aspire 5750G 4.04%
Acer Aspire 5742G 3.82%
Acer Aspire 5742 3.67%
Acer Aspire 5750 3.58%
Acer Aspire 7750G 2.63%

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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