What does the ACService.exe file do?
The ACService.exe process is also known as ArcSoft Connect Service or, as the case may be, ArcSoft Connect Daemon and is a part of ArcSoft Connect or, as the case may be, My Book Device Driver. This software is produced by ArcSoft (www.arcsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ACService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ArcSoft Connect service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ArcSoft Connect service 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)
- ACService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ACService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ACService.exe ArcSoft Connect service
ACService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ACService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 113,152 bytes (66% of all these files), 109,056 bytes, 102,712 bytes, 104,960 bytes or, as the case may be, 51,712 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The ACService file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. ACService.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ACService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ACService?
|Can be infected with malware/Trojans Manualy remove by search and delete method after any software installs it. Comes from a company called Arcsoft. it checks for updates to its own programs. total waste of processor and bandwidth. your arcsoft programs will update when you launch them witrhout Arcservices.exe running. just delete it. |
|ArcSoft Connect Service. Background service installed by the ArcSoft software which comes bundled with many PCs or TV cards. (further information...) |
|is ArcSoft Connect Service. Background service installed by the ArcSoft software which comes bundled with many PCs or TV cards. ArcSoft make a wide range of media editing, photo and video software and many of their titles come pre-installed on new PCs. These titles install this particular background service which is, to all intents and purposes, a product update and ArcSoft news service. It notifies the user of product updates, it enables the user to register his software, it notifies the user of the latest product and service news from ArcSoft (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges ACService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall ArcSoft Connect or My Book Device Driver
To remove ArcSoft Connect service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for ArcSoft Connect or My Book Device Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ACService.exe (ArcSoft Connect service) 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 ArcSoft Connect service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ArcSoft Connect service 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 ACService.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.