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

It's time to power up that Acer PC! Well, if you want to keep your Acer running efficiently, you'll want to keep Acer's ePowerButton_NB.exe running in the Windows Task Manager.

ePowerButton_NB.exe is designed to provide quick and easy access to power management settings on Acer laptops. When this process is running, it opens a cool little user interface that allows the user to adjust power settings such as display brightness, power mode, and battery management. This program also enables quick access to system settings, such as sleep mode and hibernation.

If you're an Acer user who believes Acer knows their hardware better than you do, then you better leave this process running.

Are you worried ePowerButton_NB.exe could be malware? Double check it's signed by Acer Incorporated (use Window Task Manager or our SpyShelter Antispyware App) and then you can be sure you're good to go!

(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes ePowerButton_NB.exe (ePowerButton_NB)?

We’ve found Acer Incorporated should be the publisher of ePowerButton_NB.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 ePowerButton_NB.exe safe or a virus?

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

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

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