You may sometimes wonder what Acer Portal is and why it appears in your system. If you bought an Acer laptop, chances are that this software is pre-installed in the system. Many users complain that there are too much bundled software on their PCs, and they want to safely delete those programs like Acer Portal. The question is: how? How to uninstall Acer Portal?
Acer BYOC Apps, including Acer Portal, have been no longer supported since September 30, 2018. You can uninstall all abApps and the AOP framework without worry. But to fully uninstall Acer Portal or other Acer software, you need to do more than just deleting it from the Programs & Features panel. Read on to get more tricks.
In this post we will share two ways to uninstall Acer Portal. The first one is to manually uninstall the app and then remove its leftovers in system. If you are desired to save some time, skip to the last section and adopt the hassle-free way for this task.
Here are how to uninstall Acer Portal via the built-in Add/Remove Programs applet:
After doing those steps, follow onscreen prompts to complete the uninstall process.
(1) Before the uninstall:
Some users find that Acer Portal still exists after the uninstall, or that the uninstaller cannot be activated successfully. If you are in the same situation, go to check if Acer Portal is currently running on your system. If its icon shows up in the system tray, right click on it and choose Exit. If not, activate Task Manager to shut it down:
If you still cannot uninstall Acer Portal, consider to reinstall this software to cover the missing/corrupted files, and then perform the correct steps to uninstall the program.
(2) After the uninstall:
Still being annoyed by the end of Acer Portal services notification after the uninstall? That occurs when some of the Acer components still remain on the system. If you want to ensure a complete uninstall, consider to delete remnants in the Registry.
How to open up the hidden Windows Registry:
Click the Search icon, type in REGEDIT, and click the Regedit in the result
Click Yes if you are prompted to give confirmation in the UAC dialog
How to backup the Registry before deletion:
In the Registry Editor, click to select Computer on the left pane
Click the File menu at the top and choose Export option
Type a name for the backup file in the Export Registry File window
Choose All under Export section, select a location, and click Save button
How to detect Acer Portal-related files and folders:
Click the Edit menu and then choose Find option (or press Ctrl + F keys)
Type Acer Portal in the Find box, and click Find Next button to start scanning
Once the matched entries are found, check if they are pertaining to Acer Portal. If so, right click on the key or value and choose Delete option from the list
Hit F3 button to locate the next one, and repeat the steps to delete Acer Portal traces
Warning: make sure to backup your registry before making any modification there!
Here is the shortcut to uninstall Acer Portal or other unwanted programs on Windows:
After that, you can click Back to Step 1 button to re-scan system, or directly close Bloatware Uninstaller. All components of Acer Portal should have been removed.
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