What is eDSloader.exe?

The genuine eDSloader.exe file is a software component of Acer eDataSecurity Management by HiTRUST.
eDSloader is an application that needs to be initiated by the user, and is used for encrypting files. A file encrypted with the eDataSecurity software requires the same software for decryption. The Health Information Trust Alliance is an organization of professionals and companies dedicated to security.

eDSLoader stands for eDataSecurity System Loader

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 eDSloader.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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EDSloader.exe file information

The process known as eDataSecurity System Loader( Load and prepare enviroment ) or Acer eDataSecurity Management Loader belongs to software Acer eDataSecurity Management or Acer Empowering Technology by HiTRUST ( or Egis (

Description: EDSloader.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. EDSloader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 457,216 bytes and 16 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process has no file description. EDSloader.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Data Security Management, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on Data Security Management in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify eDSloader.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name eDSloader.exe, for example Virus:Win32/Virut.BM or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft), and PE_VIRUX.J or TROJ_UNRUY.SMS (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the eDSloader.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

My laptop refuses to delete this file claiming I dont have permission...I am the administrator. I feel this file is whats causing my laptop to blue screen everytime I plug in my ethernet or attempt to remove the file.
It's useless and making my msn crash everytime
conflict with ad-aware 2008
I had some viruses and my antivirus said to delete this program. So i did and now my comp says it can not start some program. But i havent noticed any changes in the "behaviour" of my comp yet.
part of Acer ; stay away from NORTON as it always causes problems
  PROBLEM FIXER   (further information)
I traing to make my lapt xp run more faster and fouded on the msconfig
  richard woton  
edsloader.exe is a Launcher from Acer belonging to Data Security Management. This is a program which allows you to encrypt files on your computer.
Acer data security
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of eDSloader.exe: based on 19 votes with 9 reviews. 8 users think eDSloader.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks eDSloader.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 7 users don't grade eDSloader.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving eDSloader issues

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