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What is ace_engine.exe?

The genuine ace_engine.exe file is a software component of ACE Stream engine by Innovative Digital Technologies.
The Ace_engine.exe process is the main executable behind the Ace Stream client for Windows. Ace Stream provides users live content streaming, audio and video on demand (AVoD), decentralized social networks, localization of foreign Bit Torrent traffic, and IOTT (Interactive-Over-The-Top) services.

ace_engine stands for ACE Stream Engine

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 ace_engine.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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Ace_engine.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ace_engine
Ace_engine.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Ace Stream belongs to software Ace Stream Media (version 2.2.1.1-next, 2.2.4.1-next) by Innovative Digital Technologies.

Description: Ace_engine.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ace_engine.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 27,000 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 27,904 bytes, 23,984 bytes, 28,024 bytes or 26,744 bytes. https://www.file.net/process/ace_engine.exe.html 
The ace_engine.exe file is not a Windows core file. Ace_engine.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The file has a digital signature. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Ace Stream Media or Innovative Digital Technologies, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Ace Stream Media or Innovative Digital Technologies in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on info.acestream.org or acestream.net to visit the vendor's website.

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If ace_engine.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 27,000 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The file has a digital signature. The ace_engine.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Innovative Digital Technologies, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Innovative Digital Technologies in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on acestream.net to visit the vendor's website.

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

You can watch torrent while you download its not a virus
  50  
Ace Steam component, it's safe process
  Dmitry  

Summary: Average user rating of ace_engine.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ace_engine.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving ace_engine issues

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