What does the AdobeARM.exe file do?
The AdobeARM.exe process is also known as Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager or, as the case may be, Windows Update Application Launcher and is a part of Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager or, as the case may be, Adobe Refresh Manager. This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com) or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of AdobeARM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager 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)
- AdobeARM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AdobeARM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AdobeARM.exe Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
AdobeARM.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AdobeARM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 959,904 bytes (18% of all these files), 958,576 bytes as well as 34 other variants.
The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. AdobeARM.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler, DEFAULT\Runonce, RunOnce). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. AdobeARM.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 20% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A AdobeARM.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 368,128 bytes. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler, DEFAULT\Runonce, RunOnce). The AdobeARM process has concealed itself from Windows Task Manager. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
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 AdobeARM.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 AdobeARM?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager or Adobe Refresh Manager
To remove Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager 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 Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager or Adobe Refresh Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AdobeARM.exe (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager) 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 Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager 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 AdobeARM.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.