Most antivirus programs identify ace_web_extension.exe as malware.
The ace_web_extension.exe file is a software component of Ace Stream Media by Innovative Digital Technologies.
One of 36 processes installed in the AceStream collection of peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent-based video streaming tools, this program has no clear purpose and at least one malware scanner strongly labels it a threat. AceStream sets the current user 'Run' registry key so that this process automatically starts upon a user's login to Windows. Because it is based on torrent client technology and opens ports to other P2P file sharers, AceStream Media frequently allows adware, scareware and other unwanted programs into a system and is notoriously hard to remove. Innovative Digital Technologies (IDT) is located in Kiev, Ukraine, with a name and acronym easily confused with unrelated companies, and its websites are in Russian.
ace_web_extension stands for Ace Stream Web Extension
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Description: Ace_web_extension.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ace_web_extension.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 22,824 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. Ace_web_extension.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: You should check the ace_web_extension.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ace_web_extension process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ace_web_extension.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.