The genuine AcSvc.exe file is a software component of Access Connections by Lenovo Group.
"AcSvc.exe" is the main Windows-service module of Lenovo's Access Connections utility for a large number of its Thinkpad laptop computers. It installs in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\ThinkPad". Access Connections is a connectivity assistant allowing creation of profiles and switching between them to simplify instant network access without reconfiguring when a laptop changes location. It can be uninstalled via the Control Panel or disabled via "msconfig" to allow Windows to manage WiFi, or updated via download; it needs to be kept compatible with drivers to avoid system problems. The existence of malware using this name is documented; remove it if found elsewhere, unless Kofax Capture software is in use, a complex enterprise server/client document acquisition system which may also use the name. Direct association between Kofax and the Lenovo program is not evident.
ACSvc stands for Access Connections Main Service
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 AcSvc.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.
The process known as Access Connections Main Service or ThinkVantage Access Connections Main Service Module or ThinkVantage Access Connections Main Service or Kofax Capture Service
belongs to software Access Connections or ThinkVantage Access Connections or IBM Access Connections or Kofax Capture (version 10.0 - Standalone)
by Lenovo (www.lenovo.com) or Kofax.
Description: AcSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AcSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,320 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 217,088 bytes and 18 more variants.
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify AcSvc.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AcSvc.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AcSvc. 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 AcSvc.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.