What is MemCheck.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MemCheck.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MemCheck.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MemCheck
MemCheck.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MemCheck.Service or Memory Check Service belongs to software Acer ePerformance Management or Acer Empowering Technology by Acer (

Description: MemCheck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MemCheck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\"—typically C:\ or C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,672 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 24,576 bytes. 
It is a background process, and the service name is AcerMemUsageCheckService.
It is not a Windows system file. The MemCheck.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. MemCheck.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Acer provides a support site for assistance [1][2], and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Acer ePerformance Management or Acer Empowering Technology).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MemCheck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MemCheck.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Virus beeper
File size in the current version (version 7) of SystemSuite/Fix-It is 57,344 bytes. Essential for the anti-viral software of these applications.
  J. Siepmann  
common language runtime debugging serices
Eats up 99% of CPU usage, never stopped.
I Never received the MemCheck.exe error until I downloaded and installed Rogers new security software that comes with their service. I had to restart computer after I updated their software and they switched from a free Norton to their own software.
Pre-installed with Acer computers to improve memory usage. (Filesize 28 672 bytes.)
A startup error on an Acer Power FH

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MemCheck.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think MemCheck.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade MemCheck.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving MemCheck issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MemCheck. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MemCheck.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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