What is ODDPWR.exe?

The genuine ODDPWR.exe file is a software component of Optical Drive Power Management by Acer.
A power manager from Acer, this application allows you to configure your disk drive power settings. With the management application, you can set your disk device to go into standby at given times or with the push of a button. It also allows your drive to adjust power settings based on efficiency at any given time. Founded in 1976, Acer is located in Taiwan and focuses on comprehensive hardware and software design for desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

ODDPwr stands for Optical Disk Drive Power Management

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 ODDPWR.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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ODDPWR.exe file information

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

The process known as ODDPWR belongs to software Optical Driver Power Management by Acer (

Description: ODDPWR.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ODDPWR.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 176,128 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 180,224 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). ODDPWR.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with ODDPWR.exe, you can do the following:
  • ask the software vendor,, for advice
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Optical Drive Power Management (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify ODDPWR.exe related errors

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

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