What is AcerVCM.exe?

The genuine AcerVCM.exe file is a software component of Acer Video Conference Manager by Acer.
AcerVCM.exe is an executable file that belongs to Acer Video Conference Manager, an instant messenger that provides video calling and conferencing, and integrates with Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and Skype. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Acer Video Conference Manager is a program that comes preinstalled with certain Acer laptops. Acer VCM provides video conferencing through an Instant Messenger. The program works with Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, and Skype and enhances interaction by allowing crisper calls in higher resolution. Acer VCM also features Photo Sharing, Document Sharing, and Screen Sharing. Acer was founded in 1976 by Stan Shih, Carolyn Yeh and five others as Multitech in 1976. It is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics giant that produces laptops, desktops, smart phones, displays, storage devices and peripherals. Acer was the fourth largest global vendor of personal computers in 2013 and generates an annual revenue of more than $16 billion. The company is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

AcerVCM stands for Acer Video Conference Manager

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 AcerVCM.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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AcerVCM.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AcerVCM
AcerVCM.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Acer VCM belongs to software Acer Video Conference Manager or Acer VCM by Acer (

Description: AcerVCM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AcerVCM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 708,608 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 723,560 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). AcerVCM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with AcerVCM.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Acer VCM using Windows Control Panel
  2) contact Customer Service.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcerVCM.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AcerVCM.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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Summary: Average user rating of AcerVCM.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving AcerVCM issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AcerVCM. 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 AcerVCM.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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