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Should I remove Packard Bell PowerSave Solution?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,295
Reach 0.0058%


4.02.3006 1.74%
4.01.3016 11.30%
4.01.3013 37.39%
4.01.3012 4.35%
4.01.3011 27.83%
4.01.3006 11.30%
4.01.3005 6.09%

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Packard Bell PowerSave Solution


Packard Bell PowerSave Solution is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is 4.01.3013, 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 18 files and is usually about 6.1 MB (6,397,380 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 21% of users of Packard Bell PowerSave Solution come from France, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Packard Bell PowerSave Solution
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x000a -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.1 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell PowerSave Solution

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Acer ePower Management
Path:C:\Program Files\packard bell\packard bell powersave solution\epowermsg.exe
Additional files:
  • BrightnessControl.dll - Acer ePower Management (BrightnessControl)
  • CommonControl.dll - CommonControl Dynamic Link Library
  • CompileMOF.exe - Acer ePower Management - CompileMOF Application
  • ePowerEvent.exe - ePowerEvent
  • ePowerSvc.exe - ePowerSvc
  • ePowerTray.exe - ePowerTray
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe - ePowerTrayLauncher
  • iAcerPowerOption.exe - iAcerPowerOption
  • MCEPlugin.dll
  • NVHybridGraphicSwitch.exe - NVHybrid Application
  • PowerSettingControl.dll - PowerSettingControl Dynamic Link Library
  • SetExLCD.exe - SetExLCD Application
  • SysHook.dll - SysHook Dynamic Link Library
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe - WMIAcerCheck
  • WMPPlugin.dll - WMPPlugin Dynamic Link Library
  • SetIntelDPST.exe - SetIntel Application
  • NetAdapterControl.dll - NetAdapterControl Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ePowerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Acer ePower Service' (ePowerSvc) "Acer ePower Service".
2 Startup Files (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\Packard Bell\Packard Bell PowerSave Solution\ePowerTray.exe.
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer ePower Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer PowerSmart Manager\ePowerTrayLauncher.exe.

How do I remove Packard Bell PowerSave Solution?

You can uninstall Packard Bell PowerSave Solution 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 Packard Bell PowerSave Solution, 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 Packard Bell PowerSave Solution.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 91.30%
Windows 7 6.96%
Windows 10 1.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 76.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.87%
Windows 7 Professional 0.87%
Windows 10 Home 0.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.01% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 21.01%
  Germany 15.13%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Italy 12.61%
  Spain 9.24%
  United States 7.56%
  Netherlands 5.88%
  Belgium 5.04%
  Sweden 2.52%
  BG 1.68%
  Norway 0.84%
  Switzerland 0.84%
  Finland 0.84%
  GA 0.84%

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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