What does the Bridge.exe file do?
The Bridge.exe process is also known as Adobe Bridge (Version CS5, CS5.1) and is a part of Adobe Creative Suite (Version 5 Master, 5 Master Collection) or, as the case may be, Adobe Photoshop (Version CS5, CS6). This software is produced by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com). An obsolete or defective version of Bridge.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Adobe Bridge has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Adobe Bridge 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)
- Bridge.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Bridge.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Bridge.exe Adobe Bridge
Bridge.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Bridge.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 11,989,960 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 12,008,296 bytes.
Bridge.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Bridge.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 40% 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 Bridge.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 Bridge?
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 Creative Suite or Adobe Photoshop
To remove Adobe Bridge 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 Creative Suite or Adobe Photoshop in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Bridge.exe (Adobe Bridge) 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 Bridge. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Adobe Bridge 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 Bridge.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.