What is ETService.exe?

The genuine ETService.exe file is a software component of Acer Empowering Technology Framework Service by Acer.
ETService.exe is the executable that runs the Acer Empowering Technology Framework Service. The framework allows for the proper functioning of the Acer Empowering Tools such as audio settings, power management, data security, system settings and more. Acer, founded in 1976 by Stan Shih, Carolyn Yeh, and five others as Multitech in 1976. It is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics giant that produces laptops, desktops, smart phones, displays, storage devices and peripherals.

ETService stands for Acer Empowering Technology Framework Service

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 ETService.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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ETService.exe file information

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

The process known as Acer Empowering Technology Framework Service belongs to software Acer Empowering Technology Framework Service or Acer Empowering Technology or or Empowering Technology Service by unknown.

Description: ETService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ETService.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 information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. ETService.exe is not a Windows core file. ETService.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with ETService.exe, you can search for help on the company's website or uninstall Acer Empowering Technology or software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ETService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ETService.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

framework for acer empowering technology(eaudio, epower, edata security, esetings management and more) witch comes with acer laptops
etservice.exe is Empowering Technology Service and part of Gateway Recovery Management developed by Acer that is located in C:\Program Files\GATEWAY\Gateway Recovery Management\Service\

Summary: Average user rating of ETService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ETService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ETService issues

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