What does the ADC.exe file do?
The ADC.exe process is also known as Active Desktop Calendar Application and is a part of Active Desktop Calendar. This software is produced by XemiComputers ltd (www.xemico.com). An obsolete or defective version of ADC.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Active Desktop Calendar Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Active Desktop Calendar Application 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)
- ADC.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ADC.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ADC.exe Active Desktop Calendar Application
ADC.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ADC.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,730,304 bytes (10% of all these files), 5,727,232 bytes as well as 15 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. ADC.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 64% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ADC.exe file has a 86% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 4,485,632 bytes (40% of all these files), 3,743,744 bytes, 3,747,840 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,723,264 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This ADC program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, User Shell Folders). The ADC file is not part of the Windows operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. ADC.exe can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. ADC.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as modify other Windows tasks.
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 ADC.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 ADC?
|Activ Desktop Calendar : Xemi Computers ltd. |
|Caledar Software |
|It is the exe of a good calender on your desktop |
|It is an Calendar application which show info on desktop |
|Absolutely love this app. but do think its dangerous. Questions that I still have not answered is, Why does it record keyboard inputs? This worries me. Recently I had my pc infected & was only able to clean it after unistalling ADC, the mouse hook dll seemed to create or was somehow responsible. This is all my opinion & I admit that I am no expert. |
Summary: 9 users judge ADC.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Active Desktop Calendar
To remove Active Desktop Calendar Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Active Desktop Calendar in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ADC.exe (Active Desktop Calendar Application) 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 Active Desktop Calendar Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Active Desktop Calendar Application 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 ADC.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.