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United States Rank #23,255
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4.00.3008 5.56%
4.00.3006 94.44%

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Gateway Power Management

What is Gateway Power Management?  (from Acer)

Gateway Power 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 Gateway Power Management main page is where you can select the power scheme that best suits your needs, or you can define yo...  Read more


Gateway Power Management is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 4.00.3006, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named epowermsg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 4.62 MB (4,840,092 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of Gateway Power Management come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.62 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Power Management

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Acer ePower Management
Path:C:\Program Files\gateway\gateway power management\epowermsg.exe
Additional files:
  • BrightnessControl.dll - Acer ePower Management (BrightnessControl)
  • CommonControl.dll - CommonControl Dynamic Link Library
  • ePowerEvent.exe - ePowerEvent
  • ePowerSvc.exe - ePowerSvc
  • ePowerTray.exe - ePowerTray
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe - ePowerTrayLauncher
  • iAcerPowerOption.exe - iAcerPowerOption
  • MCEPlugin.dll
  • NetAdapterControl.dll - NetAdapterControl Dynamic Link Library
  • PowerSettingControl.dll - PowerSettingControl Dynamic Link Library
  • SysHook.dll - SysHook Dynamic Link Library
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe - WMIAcerCheck
  • WMPPlugin.dll - WMPPlugin Dynamic Link Library
  • CompileMOF.exe - Acer WMI Tool (CompileMOF Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ePowerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Acer ePower Service' (ePowerSvc) "Acer ePower Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ePowerTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer ePower Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009589006%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00053435%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00042455%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:125,979
8,062,084 average
Memory:2.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0000443400%
Kernel CPU:0.00003495%
User CPU:0.00000939%
CPU cycles/sec:460
Memory:3.51 MB
Total CPU:0.0009769212%
Kernel CPU:0.00047622%
User CPU:0.00050070%
CPU cycles/sec:34,381

How do I remove Gateway Power Management?

You can uninstall Gateway Power 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 Gateway Power 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 Gateway Power Management.

Win Vista (SP2) 72%
Win Vista (SP1) 11%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 83.33%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 64.81%
Windows Vista Home Basic 18.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.41%
  Canada 4.71%
  Mexico 2.35%
  MR 1.18%
  PR 1.18%
  Venezuela 1.18%

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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