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What is armsvc.exe?

Part of Adobe Acrobat Update Service by Adobe Systems

What is it?

Adobe Acrobat Update Service is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of armsvc.exe from Adobe Systems
Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files. Adobe Acrobat is more than just the leading PDF converter. It's packed with smart tools that give you even more power to communicate. Easily, seamlessly, brilliantly.
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How does armsvc.exe run?

Service - armsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service (AdobeARMservice). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the armsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of armsvc.exe users, 80.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is armsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00214% CPU21414.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.06 MB RAM4.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: armsvc.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Description: Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Version: 1, 5, 5, 0
Size: 63.43 KB
Original file name: armsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Adobe Systems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/27/2009
Expiration date: 11/4/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0022425627%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001011378%
User CPU: 0.00214142490395%
Total CPU time: 161 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 26137.97 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 83.2 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 594,749,111
CPU cycle count /min: 590,082
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 36.21 MB
Peak committed memory: 37.88 MB
Paged memory: 1.06 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.14 MB
Paged system memory: 64.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4 KB
Working set memory: 2.8 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.43 MB
Min working set memory: 2.8 MB
Private memory: 1.06 MB
Page faults: 4,188
Page faults /min: 2
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: AdobeARMservice

Image hashes

MD5: 11a52cf7b265631deeb24c6149309eff
SHA-1: bd2374d5f9610be22a39655939a79c06dbf7c0df
SHA-256: cba25d358185fd4be261c6c1b518ad60f5d27d5fb418098ab262b10f5a11c178

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.12246
File packed: No
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