DummyForm and Prefetchform(Acer instant update)

kevinshen18kevinshen18 Member Posts: 5

So recently, whenever I start my acer laptop, PrefetchForm or DummyForm would appear as a small box in the corner. Apparently a software called Acer Instant Update is responsible for this. Is it okay/safe to uninstall Acer Instant Update?

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  • GuruAid-CSGuruAid-CS Member Posts: 467

    Important: Acer Instant Update service is an application that automatically runs when your computer boots. Its main function is to check if there are any updates available for your system, download them automatically, and install them on your system. If you uninstall Acer Instant Update, your system may not be able to download and install updates automatically.

     

    It is safe to uninstall Acer Instant Update from your system. You can uninstall the application by following the steps below:
    1. Go to "Start Menu" (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner) and then click on "Control Panel"
    2. Go to "Programs" and then click on "Add or Remove Programs" (for Windows XP users)/ "Uninstall a Program" (for Windows 8/7/Vista users).
    3. From the list of programs that are displayed, go to "Acer Instant Update" (without quotes) and click on "Uninstall" (for Windows 8/ 7/ Vista users)/ "Remove" or "Change/Remove" (for Windows XP users).
    4. Follow on-screen instructions to remove the application from your system.

  • SavvySavvy Member Posts: 1

    No, Acer Instant Update isn't about software updates. It's some bloatware for browser.

    Acer Live Updater installs updates.

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