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Should I remove eMachines Power Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,555
United States Rank #6,919
Reach 0.0870%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.98 days
382.94 days >
Average installed length: 201.20 days


6.00.3008 0.88%
6.00.3007 3.03%
6.00.3006 1.23%
6.00.3004 3.85%
6.00.3000 0.29%
5.00.3009 2.10%
5.00.3005 29.46%
5.00.3004 4.26%
5.00.3003 2.98%
5.00.3002 8.63%
4.05.3007 2.39%
4.05.3006 7.93%
4.05.3005 0.06%
4.05.3004 18.09%
4.05.3003 1.05%
4.05.3002 9.63%
4.00.3010 0.06%
4.00.3009 0.29%
4.00.3006 3.79%

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eMachines Power Management

What is eMachines Power Management?

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

About  (from Acer)

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


eMachines Power Management is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 5.00.3005, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is epowermsg.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 6.64 MB (6,963,256 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 33% of users of eMachines Power Management come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emachines.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\eMachines\eMachines Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.64 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by eMachines Power Management

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Power Management
Path:C:\Program Files\emachines\emachines 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
  • DefaultPowerOption.exe - Power Management (DefaultPowerOption)
  • OSD.exe - OSD
  • SetAPM.exe - SetAPM Application
  • SMBIOSCheck.exe - SMBIOSCheck
  • SMBIOSCheck_x64.exe
  • WMICheck.exe - WMICheck
  • CompileMOF.exe - Acer WMI Tool (CompileMOF Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ePowerTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7966E942-376F-44F0-83F1-A03D0599AA87}' (runs on registration).
  • ePowerEvent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2A136143-DEBD-49E1-A03A-E9EECDF38039}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ePowerTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • 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\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SetAPM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\SetAPM.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 eMachines Power Management?

You can uninstall eMachines 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 eMachines 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 eMachines Power Management.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.88%
Windows 10 8.10%
Windows Vista 4.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.85%
Windows 7 Starter 11.51%
Windows 10 Home 7.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.99%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.18%
  France 10.23%
  Germany 6.48%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  Italy 5.88%
  Sweden 5.83%
  Australia 4.20%
  Canada 3.75%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Spain 1.77%
  Finland 1.62%
  DK 1.52%
  Russia 1.22%
  New Zealand 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.04%
Hewlett-Packard 0.60%
ASUS 0.24%
Common models
eMachines eMachines E525 14.03%
eMachines E725 8.95%
eMachines eMachines E627 7.07%
eMachines eME528 6.29%
eMachines eME442 4.90%
eMachines eM355 3.93%

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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