What is ePM.exe?

The genuine ePM.exe file is a software component of ePower Management by Acer.
Power Management software for Acer laptops, this application is installed natively with the machine. It runs in the background and tracks your battery's power usage. It makes power adjustments based on necessity and charge availability. It is not recommended to disable this application unless your laptop is plugged in. Founded in 1976, Acer is located in Taiwan and focuses on comprehensive hardware and software design for desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

ePM stands for ePowerManagement

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 ePM.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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EPM.exe file information

The process known as Acer ePowerManagement or End Point Meter belongs to software Eracent End Pointer Meter or Acer ePowerManagement or EnterpriseAM by Eracent ( or Acer Value Labs, Taiwan (

Description: EPM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ePM.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,893,824 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 2,880,512 bytes, 1,811,968 bytes or 729,088 bytes. 
The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The ePM.exe file is not a Windows system file. EPM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the software Acer ePowerManagement using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If ePM.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 49% dangerous. The file size is 274,432 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. EPM.exe is not a Windows system file. EPM.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ePM.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TSPY_ARDAMAX.BMC (detected by TrendMicro), and Backdoor.Win32.Gbot.ubp (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the ePM.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 ePM issues

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