What is ace_update.exe?

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 ace_update.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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Ace_update.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ace_update
Ace_update.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ace_update.exe appears to belong to software Ace Stream Media by Innovative Digital Technologies.

Description: Ace_update.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ace_update.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,824 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 27,000 bytes or 26,744 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with ace_update.exe, you can consult Acestream's Customer Service [1][2] or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Ace Stream Media or Innovative Digital Technologies).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ace_update.exe. Therefore, you should check the ace_update.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.


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Best practices for resolving ace_update issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ace_update. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ace_update.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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