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

OK, so this is one of those scary process names you see in your Windows Task Manager and you start to freak out a bit. Predator? Sounds very scary, like a virus or malware... But, it's actually absolutely safe as long as it's actually signed by Acer Incorporated.

In fact, you probably already had a clue what this thing probably is since this is usually only on Acer Gaming devices that have the "Predator" brand.

This scary sounding Acer app is designed to provide users with a variety of tools and features to optimize and enhance their gaming experience. It allows users to monitor system performance, customize keyboard and lighting settings, and adjust fan speeds for better cooling. Additionally, PredatorSense.exe also enables users to create custom profiles for different games and control system overclocking settings.

(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes PredatorSense.exe (PredatorSense)?

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

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

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

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