What does the _SC_Acrobat.exe file do?
The _SC_Acrobat.exe process does not offer any indication of the producer' name of the related software package. An obsolete or defective version of _SC_Acrobat.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- _SC_Acrobat.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- _SC_Acrobat.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- _SC_Acrobat.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module _SC_Acrobat.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about _SC_Acrobat.exe _SC_Acrobat.exe
_SC_Acrobat.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file _SC_Acrobat.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 295,606 bytes.
This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The _SC_Acrobat file is not part of the Windows operating system. _SC_Acrobat.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves _SC_Acrobat.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about _SC_Acrobat?
|Seems to lock up (Acrobat, not the Reader which is not as clunky). Froze my HD twice - tried to take it off and it still comes back :-( |
Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove _SC_Acrobat.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if _SC_Acrobat.exe (_SC_Acrobat.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of _SC_Acrobat.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for _SC_Acrobat.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or _SC_Acrobat.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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