How to get rid of the ace_engine VirusSometimes the ace_engine file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with ace_engine.exe
The ace_engine.exe process is also known as Ace Stream and is a part of Ace Stream Media (Version 220.127.116.11-next, 18.104.22.168-next, 2.2.1-next). This software is produced by Innovative Digital Technologies. An obsolete or defective version of ace_engine.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Ace Stream has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Ace Stream has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ace_engine.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ace_engine.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ace_engine.exe Ace Stream
ace_engine.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ace_engine.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 27,000 bytes (36% of all these files), 27,904 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file does not supply any version information or other description. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). This ace_engine program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This ace_engine program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find ace_engine.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about ace_engine?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Ace Stream Media
To remove Ace Stream from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Ace Stream Media in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ace_engine.exe (Ace Stream) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Ace Stream. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ace Stream or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ace_engine.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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