What is AcWebBrowser.exe?

AcWebBrowser.exe is part of Autodesk Browser Components and developed by Autodesk according to the AcWebBrowser.exe version information.

AcWebBrowser.exe's description is "Chromium host executable"

AcWebBrowser.exe is digitally signed by Autodesk, Inc..

AcWebBrowser.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2016\AcWebBrowser\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about AcWebBrowser.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on AcWebBrowser.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAutodesk Browser Components
Company nameAutodesk
File descriptionChromium host executable
Internal nameacwebbrowser.exe
Original filenameacwebbrowser.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014, Autodesk
Product version2.0.0.0
File version2.0.0.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAutodesk Browser Components
Company nameAutodesk
File descriptionChromium host executable
Internal nameacwebbrowser.exe
Original filenameacwebbrowser.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014, Autodesk
Product version2.0.0.0
File version2.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

AcWebBrowser.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameAutodesk, Inc.
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number102247e321bcd7ac852df9ccfa3bde08

VirusTotal report

None of the 56 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AcWebBrowser.exe file.

None of the 56 anti-virus programs detected the AcWebBrowser.exe file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5e613f1c0691c6dd6069223ad30dfcae5
SHA256084296672f72e4d594a1479187ea25e91729834ad0a055dd3be6ae15f22e60e9

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to acwebbrowser.exe:

acwebbrowser.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

acwebbrowser.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Chromium host executable has stopped working.

End Program - acwebbrowser.exe. This program is not responding.

acwebbrowser.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

acwebbrowser.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 95% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 625 users.

User vote results: There were 594 votes to remove and 31 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file.

Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Paulpoul writes

1 thumb

I renamed the folder as follows
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2017\AcWebBrowser OLD

# 11 Aug 2016, 7:10

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

I see lots of users have chosen "Remove" in the AcWebBrowser.exe poll above.

What kind of problems are you seeing related to AcWebBrowser.exe?

# 13 Aug 2016, 7:39

Thomas Kjeldsen writes

1 thumb

Well if you like to remove it just close Autodesk Desktop App then the ACWebBrowser.exe is closed...

# 3 Oct 2016, 23:17

JamesPooley writes

3 thumbs

I have three of these running in tandem,.. eating up memory resources.
That is why we would want this removed.

# 26 Nov 2016, 21:19

aaa writes

0 thumbs

try do this, this help me

start => msconfig
turn off AUTODESK DESKTOP SERVICE

i also download offline help in autocad

It helps

# 18 Apr 2017, 13:10

Alex writes

3 thumbs

Hi,
If you want this process to stop using a lot of your CPU, but it keep re-appearing when you end task, do as follow:

Open task manager (cltr-alt-delete) - Click Task manager
Go under the 'Details' tab
Find all the 'acwebbrowser.exe' processes or the one you want gone.
Right click, 'set priority' and 'low'

It worked for me




# 8 Oct 2017, 15:46

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