What is ePower_DMC.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 ePower_DMC.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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EPower_DMC.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ePower_DMC
EPower_DMC.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Acer ePower Management - DMC belongs to software Acer ePower Management or Acer Empowering Technology by Acer (

Description: EPower_DMC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ePower_DMC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 421,888 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 397,312 bytes and 18 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The ePower_DMC.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The program is not visible. EPower_DMC.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using ePower_DMC.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Acer ePower Management or Acer Empowering Technology), contact Customer Service or update the program.

Recommended: Identify ePower_DMC.exe related errors

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

Acer battery and power driver
Acer Powermanagement
Totally un-needed. Windows has exactly the same tools
  Dean Pointon  
harmless, only appeared after i uninstalled programs that had effect on one another
This is clearly a keylogger I have disabled it only for Acer to try to reload it in epower or Acer arcade. I have used different firewalls and virus protection giving the same warning.. go figger
Slows mouse/keyboard input
controls power saving setings for acer laptops

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ePower_DMC.exe: based on 16 votes with 7 user comments. 8 users think ePower_DMC.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think ePower_DMC.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ePower_DMC issues

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