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What is acstart16.exe?

Acstart16.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if acstart16.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Acstart16.exe file information

The process known as AutoCAD Startup Accelerator belongs to software AutoCAD (version 2006 - English, 2005 - English, LT 2006 - English, LT 2005 - English) or Autodesk Land Desktop (version 2006) or Autodesk Architectural by Autodesk (www.autodesk.com).

Description: Acstart16.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. acstart16.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 7/XP is 10,872 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/acstart16.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. acstart16.exe seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ AutoCAD 2006 - English or AutoCAD 2005 - EspaƱol.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as acstart16.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the acstart16.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

Enables AutoCAD to start up faster
  Craig Sweeney   (further information)
this process will disable the unregistered AutoCAD in your PC.
virus trojen

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Summary: Average user rating of acstart16.exe: based on 8 votes with 3 user comments.
5 users think acstart16.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think acstart16.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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