What is ArcadeMovieService.exe?

The genuine ArcadeMovieService.exe file is a software component of Arcade Movie by CyberLink.
Arcade Movie (also known as Aspire Arcade) is a media editing and playback application. ArcadeMovieService.exe runs the Arcade Movie program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Arcade Movie is an integrated program designed for the Windows platform that often comes preinstalled with laptops manufactured by Acer. The program enables users to watch videos in various formats, create image slideshows, edit videos, play music, and burn media CDs and DVDs. The software is currently regarded as outdated and is recommended for removal. CyberLink Corporation is a Taiwanese company that develops multimedia software products such as PowerDVD, MediaShow, Power Director, and more Cyberlink was founded in 1996 by Dr. Jau Huang, a professor at the National Taiwan University. In 2000, CyberLink became a publicly traded company, featuring on the Taiwanese stock exchange. Cyberlink is listed among the "200 Best under a Billion" companies by Forbes. It is currently headquartered in New Taipei, Taiwan.

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 ArcadeMovieService.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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ArcadeMovieService.exe file information

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

The process known as Arcade Movie Resident Program belongs to software Arcade Movie by CyberLink (

Description: ArcadeMovieService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ArcadeMovieService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 124,136 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The ArcadeMovieService.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The ArcadeMovieService.exe file is a Verisign signed file. ArcadeMovieService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ArcadeMovieService.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ArcadeMovieService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ArcadeMovieService.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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Best practices for resolving ArcadeMovieService issues

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

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