What is MediaServerService.exe?

The genuine MediaServerService.exe file is a software component of Acer Media Server by Acer.
MediaServerService.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Acer Media Server, a program that enables data sharing between different Acer devices ranging from laptops to smart phones. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Acer Media Server makes all multimedia content on a particular device accessible via WiFi to any DLNA-compliant media player. For example, a DLNA-capable TV can be used to browse and play contents from a smart phone. The Media Server was first introduced by Acer through its line of smart phones featuring the Android operating system. Acer was 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. Acer was the fourth largest global vendor of personal computers in 2013 and generates an annual revenue of more than $16 billion. The company is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

MediaServerService stands for Acer UPnP Media Server 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 MediaServerService.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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MediaServerService.exe file information

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

The process known as Acer UPnP Media Server Service belongs to software Acer Media Server by Acer (

Description: MediaServerService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MediaServerService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 438,272 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 442,368 bytes. 
The program is not visible. MediaServerService.exe is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. MediaServerService.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with MediaServerService.exe, you can also uninstall Acer eConsole from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify MediaServerService.exe related errors

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

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