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What does the SC_Acrobat.exe file do?

The author of the SC_Acrobat.exe process cannot be determined with certainty. 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:

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What you should know about SC_Acrobat.exe SC_Acrobat.exe

SC_Acrobat.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SC_Acrobat.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. The file size is 25,214 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. 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?

"Added by Adobe Acrobat Reader Standard 7.0, and possibly other versions. This program preloads certain aspects of the program so that it will launch quicker as necessary." (further information...)
fast launch of Acrobat 7.0
Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher \windows\installer\{Key}\SC_Acrobat.exe
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Added to %Commonstartup% by Adobe
Kerry the Malwarebuster
Adobe Acrobat Schnellstarter

Summary: 5 users judge SC_Acrobat.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. 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.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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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