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Should I remove Acer eRecovery Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #253
United States Rank #389
Reach 2.2797%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.98 days
382.95 days >
Average installed length: 201.21 days


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5.01.3505 0.26%
5.01.3503 0.20%
5.01.3502 0.07%
5.00.3508 3.20%
5.00.3507 7.35%
5.00.3506 0.04%
5.00.3505 2.89%
5.00.3504 11.26%
5.00.3502 9.76%
5.00.3501 0.85%
5.00.3500 0.12%
5.00.3004 1.08%
5.00.3002 4.55%
5.00.3001 0.78%
4.08.3000 0.01%
4.05.3016 0.90%
4.05.3015 1.39%
4.05.3013 14.86%
4.05.3012 0.20%
4.05.3011 5.30%
4.05.3007 6.17%
4.05.3006 3.10%
4.05.3005 9.64%
4.05.3004 0.01%
4.05.3003 5.48%
4.05.3002 1.87%
4.05.3001 0.00%
4.00.3011 0.01%
4.00.3010 0.14%
4.00.3008 0.57%
4.00.3006 0.44%
4.00.3005 1.40%
4.00.3002 0.05%
4.00.3001 0.07%
4.00.3000 0.00%
3.0.3015 0.01%
3.0.3014 2.66%
3.0.3013 1.52%
3.0.3011 0.00%
3.0.3010 0.53%
3.0.3007 0.14%
3.0.3006 0.01%
3.0.3005 0.03%

Other programs by Acer

Acer eRecovery Management

What is Acer eRecovery Management?

The Acer Recovery Management is a software utility installed with most Acer PCs to help users restore their computer to default factory settings. This utility can also restore a system to its last known good configuration which is saved as an image in a hidden partition in the hard disk of the computer system. The Acer Recovery Management utility can also recover the image of the good configuration from a secondary partition or an optical disk.

About  (from Acer)

The Acer eRecovery Management provides fast, reliable and safe method of restoring your computer to its factory default settings or user-defined system configuration from an image
stored in a hidden hard disk drive partition, secondary partition or optical disks. Acer eRecovery Management also features an easy-to-u...  Read more


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is 4.05.3013, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Recovery Management.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 13.05 MB (13,688,527 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Acer laptops typically come bundled with a number of both installed utilities as well as try before you buy commercial software.
  • 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\Acer eRecovery Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7F811A54-5A09-4579-90E1-C93498E230D9}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x41d -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.05 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Acer eRecovery Management

Program executable:Recovery Management.exe
Name:Recovery Management
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer eRecovery Management\Recovery Management.exe
Additional files:
  • CloseHandleW.exe (by Acer Incorparation) - CloseHandle Application (Close CDRom Handle)
  • eRecoveryRemindBurnFD.exe - RecoveryRemindBurnFD (eRecoveryRemindBurnFD)
  • Recovery Management.exe - Recovery Management
  • eRecoveryMain.exe - eRecoveryKernel
  • catply.exe - CancelAutoplay (CancelAutoplay.exe)
  • Recovery.exe - USB_Recovery
  • RecoveryLib.dll - AcerLib
  • HidChk.exe - HidChk (Recovery Management Hidden Partition Checker)
  • Interop.BCDConstants.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BCDConstants'.
  • Interop.IMAPI2FS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IMAPI2FS'.
  • Interop.IMAPI2.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IMAPI2'.
  • ReadFile.dll - ReadFile Dynamic Link Library (ReadFile DLL)
  • ConfigTskSchler.exe - ConfigTs Application
  • MSBurningEngine.dll - MSBurningEngine
  • PasswordCenter.dll - PasswordCenter
  • Svc.Lib.dll - SvcLib
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Recovery Management.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3C969112-BF24-404B-A495-1A970E1C30A0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Acer eRecovery Management?

You can uninstall Acer eRecovery 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 eRecovery 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 eRecovery Management.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.93%
Windows 10 9.93%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows XP 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 69.54%
Windows 10 Home 7.99%
Windows 7 Starter 5.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.37%
Windows 7 Professional 4.10%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.36%
  Germany 9.86%
  United Kingdom 8.27%
  Canada 6.00%
  France 5.39%
  Italy 5.24%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  Australia 2.16%
  Spain 2.02%
  Belgium 1.84%
  Sweden 1.55%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Taiwan 1.32%
  Finland 1.02%

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

comments2 comments

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nickdeoover a year ago
Keep this program if your computer did not come with separate recovery media (USB Drive, CD/DVD). I uninstalled this thinking it was bloatware and now I Acer is making me purchase the recovery media for $20.
user comment
illage2over a year ago
Keep this, so you can restore your computer without having to use a disc. :)