What is capuserv.exe?

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 capuserv.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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Capuserv.exe file information

The process known as Service belongs to software Acer eSettings Management by unknown.

Description: Capuserv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Capuserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. capuserv.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with capuserv.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Acer eSettings Management using Windows Control Panel or ask the software vendor,, for advice.

Recommended: Identify capuserv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as capuserv.exe. Therefore, you should check the capuserv.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

Diese Datei scheint laut der angegebenen Seite von Acer zu kommen und verschiedene Dinge wie Systemkonfiguration oder Bootoptionen zu steuern. Solange sie auf Acer-Notebooks läuft, scheint sie in Ordnung zu sein.
  Hagen L.   (further information)
capuserv.exe belongs to Acer eSettings Management that give access to view system information, set configuration and boot options, and manage passwords. Located in C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eSettings\Service\capuserv.exe
suddenly appears and disappears when checking currently running programs
  ben dover  

Summary: Average user rating of capuserv.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think capuserv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving capuserv issues

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