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What is adobe download assistant.exe?

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How does adobe download assistant.exe run?

Process - adobe download assistant.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. adobe download assistant.exe is executed by the process adobe air application installer.exe (Adobe AIR by Adobe Systems).

How does adobe download assistant.exe start?

Scheduled task - adobe download assistant.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{4B179ED0-266B-482E-9B8D-570CF1306529}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the adobe download assistant.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of adobe download assistant.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adobe download assistant.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00768% CPU76836.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
60.45 MB RAM280.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
156 GDI objects104.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\adobe download assistant\adobe download assistant.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by this process.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: adobe download assistant.exe
Size: 139 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0393402320%
Privileged CPU: 0.0316565930%
User CPU: 0.00768363906934%
Privileged CPU time: 3765625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 171,988,483
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 183.55 MB
Peak committed memory: 198.96 MB
Paged memory: 60.45 MB
Peak paged memory: 60.45 MB
Paged system memory: 114.81 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.38 KB
Working set memory: 70.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 71.35 MB
Min working set memory: 69.11 MB
Private memory: 60.45 MB
Page faults: 22,784
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 91
Total read transfer: 1.65 MB
Total write operations: 26,223
Total write transfer: 74.23 MB
Total other operations: 16,734
Total other transfer: 44.28 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 156
Peak GDI objects: 160
USER objects: 16
Peak USER objects: 22
Handle count average: 457
Thread count average: 12

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Adobe Download Assistant\Adobe Download Assistant.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: \{56B5CA3F-59F6-482C-B8A7-806C4179215C}

Network connectivity

TCP: www-du1.adobe.com on port 49330

Image hashes

MD5: 3cf4395d4a66a9a937cf8ed89f2dbb49
SHA-1: 98a4d505f0351f6a6db05b45bf27175ab5246974
SHA-256: 9e26c3372fcec1f7406ac6f7711ac84dca8cf7d40f5547778bae065bc2a40735

PE image details

File packed: No
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