How to remove an ACU error
The free file information forum can help you determine if ACU.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
ACU.exe file information
The process known as Atheros Client Utility or WLAN Client Utility or TRENDnet Client Utility
belongs to software Atheros Client Installation or Atheros Driver Installation or IBM 11abg Wireless Adapter or Atheros WLAN Client or WLAN USB Client Installation or 802.11g Driver and Client or D-Link AirPremier Client or Atheros Client Utility Install
by Atheros Communications (www.qca.qualcomm.com) or TRENDnet International or WLAN Communications.
Description: The file ACU.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 253,952 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 450,648 bytes and 27 more variants.
There is no description of the program. File ACU.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Atheros Client Installation or Atheros Client Utility.
Recommended: Identify ACU.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "ACU" can run at start up. Atheros wireless Client Utility For HP Compaq
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ACU.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ACU.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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