What does the admServ.exe file do?
The admServ.exe process is also known as Service Program for Acer and is a part of Acer Empowering Technology or, as the case may be, Acer eManager for Desktop. This software is produced by Avocent (www.avocent.com) or, as the case may be, OSA Technologies (www.osatechnology.com). An obsolete or defective version of admServ.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Service Program for Acer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Service Program for Acer 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)
- admServ.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module admServ.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about admServ.exe Service Program for Acer
admServ.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AdmServ.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,314,816 bytes (66% of all these files), 1,289,216 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,291,264 bytes.
It is the service "AWService".
To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This admServ program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. AdmServ.exe is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet, record keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 44% 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 admServ.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 admServ?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: One user judges admServ.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Acer Empowering Technology or Acer eManager for Desktop
To remove Service Program for Acer 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 Acer Empowering Technology or Acer eManager for Desktop in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if admServ.exe (Service Program for Acer) 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 Service Program for Acer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Service Program for Acer 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 admServ.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.