What is the AcSignIcon.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The AcSignIcon.dll process is also known as AcSignIcon Module or, as the case may be, AutoCAD component and is a part of AutoCAD (Version 2007 - English, 2004, 2008 - English, 2006 - English) or, as the case may be, Autodesk Component. This software is produced by Autodesk (www.autodesk.com). An obsolete or defective version of AcSignIcon.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AcSignIcon Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AcSignIcon Module 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)
- AcSignIcon.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AcSignIcon.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AcSignIcon.dll AcSignIcon Module
AcSignIcon.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file AcSignIcon.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 136,352 bytes (33% of all these files), 136,312 bytes, 44,648 bytes, 43,232 bytes or, as the case may be, 43,160 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The AcSignIcon file is not part of the Windows operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. AcSignIcon.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 47% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A AcSignIcon.dll file has a 32% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 185,448 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 43,160 bytes. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The AcSignIcon file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. AcSignIcon.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 AcSignIcon.dll. 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 AcSignIcon?
|Possible AutoCAD License Utility Module. |
|Autodesk AutoCAD Module |
|Seems to be some BrowserHelperObject, maybe to send some License-IDs |
|Also seems to be related to the p2p application Shareaza. Occasionally when querying Discovery Services in this app, the program requests the runtime to shut down "in an unusual way" and cites AcSigIcon.dll as the cause. |
|Autocad digital signature overlay icon handler |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted AcSignIcon.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall AutoCAD or Autodesk Component
To remove AcSignIcon Module 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 AutoCAD or Autodesk Component in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AcSignIcon.dll (AcSignIcon Module) 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 AcSignIcon Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AcSignIcon Module 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 AcSignIcon.dll 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.