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What does the acstart17.exe file do?

The acstart17.exe process is also known as AutoCAD Startup Accelerator and is a part of AutoCAD (Version 2007 - English). This software is produced by Autodesk (www.autodesk.com). An obsolete or defective version of acstart17.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about acstart17.exe AutoCAD Startup Accelerator

acstart17.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Acstart17.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". The file size is 11,000 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The acstart17 file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. acstart17.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 0% 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 acstart17.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 acstart17?

It's involved in autocad
acstart17.exe.-net framework initialization error
acstart17.exe is a startup accelerator for Autocad 2007. It's not required nor useful. If your getting Acstart17.exe errors, go to Start Run msconfig Startup Tab and unckeck it Restart and Voila!
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Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted acstart17.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall AutoCAD

acstart17.exe AutoCAD Startup Accelerator fix

To remove AutoCAD Startup Accelerator from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for AutoCAD in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if acstart17.exe (AutoCAD Startup Accelerator) 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 AutoCAD Startup Accelerator. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AutoCAD Startup Accelerator 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 acstart17.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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