What is aaCenter.exe?

The genuine aaCenter.exe file is a software component of AI Suite II by ASUSTeK.
AaCenter.exe is an executable file that belongs to AI Suite II, a utility program suite that features five tools for tweaking system performance. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. AI Suite II is a collection of freeware utility programs designed to work with the Windows platform. The programs include Asus System Information, a system diagnostic tool; Asus PC Probe II, a file manager; Asus Update, used to keep Asus components up-to-date; Asus Fan Xpert, a fan speed tool; and ASUS MyLogo, a logo editor. Asus is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

AACenter stands for Asus Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Center

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the aaCenter.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AaCenter.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aaCenter
AaCenter.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as aaCenter.exe

belongs to software NVIDIA ForceWare Network or My Book Device Driver or ASUS Utilities or Ulead DVD MovieFactory (version 2 SE) or Catalyst Control Center or Verizon Media Manager or b-PAC Client Component or Battlefield (version 2142)

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Description: AaCenter.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AaCenter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 603,648 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 613,376 bytes and 26 more variants. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. AaCenter.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with aaCenter.exe, you may also want to contact Customer Service, find out if there is a newer version available or remove the entire program Asus Utilities or Ulead DVD MovieFactory using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify aaCenter.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as aaCenter.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the aaCenter.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it was on my pc when i dident have any asus product in my pc case, and i saw an other prog of asus pop up allot, and i just wanted it gone, no uninstall option so did it do you have asus, keep it, if not.
  mike van der vegt  
Asus software
Seems to do nothing i deleted it and nothing happend.
I get this when running ASUS PC Probe
Related to Asus AASP
monitoring and adjusting your asus motherboard
Used by ASUS to monitor motherboards, comes with some flavors of Vista by default. Can use heavy resources, some say it is for ACPI power settings. This is in line with my experience and could explain problems shutting down and sleeping. Frequently crashes on startup for me, no crash after it stops running but I can't change processor %'s on advanced power plan settings.
  Adam L   (further information)
AACenter is installed with ASUS PCProbe II. It doesn't use an autorun, but the task scheduler to get started.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of aaCenter.exe: based on 23 votes with 9 reviews. 6 users think aaCenter.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving aaCenter issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with aaCenter. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the aaCenter.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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