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What’s StorPSCTL.exe (StorPSCTL)? Is it safe or a virus?

I'm not fan of unnecessary processes running on my PC, but if you're using Acer hardware it looks like StorPSCTL.exe is a necessary evil you're probably going to need to leave running in your Task Manager.

This program is designed to manage power settings and control performance tuning for storage devices on Acer laptops and computers. It allows users to optimize the power settings of their storage devices, such as hard drives and solid-state drives, in order to achieve better performance and energy efficiency.

Additionally, StorPSCTL.exe may also provide users with the ability to customize and adjust the power settings for their storage devices according to their specific preferences and requirements.

Overall, StorPSCTL.exe offers users a tool to manage and enhance the performance of storage devices in Acer devices. It's probably a good idea to leave it running if you believe that Acer knows best about their own hardware, and they probably do...

Worried this could be spyware? Use the Windows Task Manager or our SpyShelter Antispyware app to make sure it's actually signed by Acer Incorporated, and then you're good.

Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs

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Who makes StorPSCTL.exe (StorPSCTL)?

We’ve found Acer Incorporated should be the publisher of StorPSCTL.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: February 3, 2024

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