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What’s ACCSvc.exe (ACCSvc)? Is it safe or a virus?

It's always nice to know that whoever made your PC actually cares about you. With ACCSvc.exe, Acer wants you to know they care, and that's why they call this executable "Acer Care Center". So... what exactly is this friendly sounding executable doing running on your Acer PC?

I was able to find out EXACTLY what this executable does by visiting the Acer website, and Acer itself says that "Acer Care Center is a software application that provides an overview of your system information, hardware diagnostic tools, software updates and much more."

Acer then has an embedded video specifically about this Windows process, and it showed a grey colored UI with the Acer's battery status, and network status. Although Windows itself can probably do these things for you, I guess it can't hurt to let Acer give you some additional information, right?

So, is ACCSvc.exe safe? Absolutely, as long as it's signed by Acer. Use our free SpyShelter software for Windows, or Windows properties to confirm this process is signed, and then you should be safe and good to go!

(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes ACCSvc.exe (ACCSvc)?

We’ve found Acer Incorporated should be the publisher of ACCSvc.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is ACCSvc.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the ACCSvc.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find ACCSvc.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: January 31, 2024

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