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Should I remove abFiles?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #819
United States Rank #897
Reach 0.8429%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.86 days
202.40 days >
Average installed length: 106.35 days


2.08.2003 0.92%
2.08.2002 0.73%
2.08.2001 2.50%
2.08.2000 1.87%
2.07.2004 4.64%
2.07.2003 0.63%
2.07.2002 0.03%
2.06.2000 1.83%
2.05.2001 0.49%
2.04.2002 0.64%
2.03.2003 37.39%
2.02.2002.1 0.01%
2.02.2002 1.32%
2.01.2005.2 0.01%
2.01.2005 0.69%
2.01.2001 5.16%
2.00.3009 10.82%
2.00.3006 4.17%
2.00.3002 26.15%

Typically installed together

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What is abFiles?  (from Acer)

abFiles makes it easy to access files on your Windows PC from your Android smartphone and tablet devices over a wireless or mobile network, whenever you like. You can browse all the files in your PC storage, both internal and external ones, even the stuff inside ZIP files (available in selected countries). You can also...  Read more


abFiles is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 2.03.2003, 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. The software installer includes 103 files and is usually about 20.28 MB (21,262,336 bytes). AutoUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of abFiles come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer\abfiles
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Acer\abFiles\abFilesSetup.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 20.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by abFiles

  • RemoteFilesMsg.exe - Acer Remote Files Message
  • ExplorerDataProvider.dll - Explorer Data Provider (Explore Data Provider)
  • RemoteFilesService.exe - Remote Files Service
  • abFilesSetup.exe - Acer Remote Files (abFiles)
  • AcerOpenPlatform.exe - AcerCloud (AcerOpenPlatform)
  • AcerOpenPlatformSetup.exe
  • CacheMan.exe - CacheMan (Remote Files CacheMan)
  • CommLib.dll - CommLib
  • AutoUpdate.dll
  • libsasl.dll (by Carnegie Mellon University) - Carnegie Mellon University SASL (CMU SASL API v2)
  • InfoCollect.exe - FirstAppStart Project
  • EDM.exe
  • newshortcut.exe
  • Onlinehelp.dll
  • vld_x86.dll - Visual Leak Detector (Visual Leak Detector DLL)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • CommonComponent.dll - Common Component
  • PDFConverterMSO.exe - PDFConverterMSO
  • ZipBridge.exe - ZipBridge
  • abFilesTrayIcon.exe - abFiles
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)
  • abFilesOfficePluginSetup.exe - Setup
  • bg_tool.exe
  • curllib.dll
  • GetUserInfo.dll
  • Ionic.ZipLauncher.dll - Ionic's Zip Library
  • libcurl.dll
  • openldap.dll
  • pinRemoteFiles.vbs
  • RunCCDService.exe
  • tag.dll
  • unpinRemoteFiles.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • abFilesTrayIcon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RemoteFilesTrayIcon.
Startup File (User Run)
  • abFilesTrayIcon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RemoteFilesTrayIcon' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Acer\abFiles\abFilesTrayIcon.exe" --hideUI.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • abFilesTrayIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteFilesTrayIcon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer\abFiles\abFilesTrayIcon.exe" --hideUI.

How do I remove abFiles?

You can uninstall abFiles 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 abFiles, 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 abFiles.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.68%
Windows 7 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 55.77%
Windows 8.1 21.14%
Windows 8.1 Connected 10.74%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.91%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.79%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 1.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.71%
  Italy 8.01%
  United Kingdom 7.98%
  Germany 5.56%
  Canada 4.98%
  France 4.67%
  Brazil 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Spain 2.17%
  Australia 2.16%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Norway 1.14%
  Belgium 0.82%
  DK 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.77%
Hewlett-Packard 0.09%
Dell 0.08%
ASUS 0.03%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
Acer Aspire ES1-512 8.02%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 5.32%
Acer Aspire E5-571 5.26%
Acer Aspire E5-573 3.23%
Acer Aspire E5-521 3.09%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 2.85%

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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