What is ePowerSvc.exe?

The genuine ePowerSvc.exe file is a software component of Acer ePower Management by Acer.
The background process for Acer's ePower Management Suite, this application starts with Windows and implements the power profile that you loaded for your Acer laptop. The ePower Management software features various power profiles for your Acer laptop, allowing you to use different settings for display brightness, battery usage, and more. This enables you to increase your power efficiency. Founded in 1976, Acer is located in Taiwan and focuses on comprehensive hardware and software design for desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

ePowerSvc stands for ePower 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 ePowerSvc.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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EPowerSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ePowerSvc
EPowerSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ePowerSvc or WMIServi Application

belongs to software Acer ePower Management or Gateway Power Management or Acer Empowering Technology or Acer Power Management or Power Management or Gateway PowerSave Solution or eMachines Power Management or Acer PowerSmart Manager

by Acer ( or acer (

Description: EPowerSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ePowerSvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 167,936 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 844,320 bytes and 34 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is a Verisign signed file. EPowerSvc.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with ePowerSvc.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Acer ePower Management or Acer Empowering Technology using Windows Control Panel
  2) ask the software vendor,, for advice
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify ePowerSvc.exe related errors

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

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