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What is AdobeARM.exe?

Part of Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager by Adobe Systems

What is it?

AdobeARM.exe is a part of new Adobe Acrobat\Reader updater. The Updater is responsible for checking for, downloading, and launching the update installer for Reader or Acrobat. The Updater primarily keeps itself up to date and downloads and extracts needed files. It does not actually install anything, as that job is handled by a separate installer. Update preferences controlled at the registry level. Log settings controlled at the registry level; log name and location is different. Checks for upd

What if I disable Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager?

If you manage updates yourself, it is absolutely safe to remove it, however Adobe Reader will not be automatically updated.
Description of adobearm.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. Access to all PDF files View and interact with PDF files that contain a wide variety of content, including drawings, email messages, spreadsheets, videos, and other multimedia elements. Access PDF files on the go from your mobile device. U
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How does adobearm.exe run?

Process - AdobeARM.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. AdobeARM.exe is executed by the process ccsvchst.exe (Symantec Security Technologies by Symantec).

How does adobearm.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - AdobeARM.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Adobe ARM' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - AdobeARM.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Adobe online update program'. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - AdobeARM.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Adobe ARM'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the adobearm.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of adobearm.exe users, 77.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is AdobeARM.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.04580% CPU457965.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.52 MB RAM25.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              19 GDI objects12.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe

Are there other versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manag...?

What else is related?

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Stability

adobearm.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (InPageError)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (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)

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File details

File name: AdobeARM.exe
Publisher: Adobe Systems Incorporated (verified)
Name: Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Description: Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Size: 915.94 KB
Original file name: AdobeARM.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Adobe Systems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/18/2006
Expiration date: 11/5/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0496369435%
Privileged CPU: 0.0038404174%
User CPU: 0.04579652604439%
Privileged CPU time: 748.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 573,389,232
CPU cycle count /min: 588,003
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 98.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 119.86 MB
Paged memory: 5.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.23 MB
Paged system memory: 180.96 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.82 KB
Working set memory: 10.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.72 MB
Min working set memory: 6.81 MB
Private memory: 5.52 MB
Page faults: 19,070
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 124
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 7.63 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.19 KB
Total write operations: 34
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.4 MB
Write transfer /min: 385 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,210
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 84.31 KB
Other Transfer /min: 16 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 19
Peak GDI objects: 24
USER objects: 26
Peak USER objects: 26
Handle count average: 238
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" /PRODUCC:Reader /VERSIOC:10.0 /MODC:2

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Adobe ARM
Command: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: Adobe online update program
Command: \Adobe online update program

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Adobe ARM

Image hashes

MD5: 47c1de0a890613ffcff1d67648eedf90
SHA-1: 7781dba8746f8bf2a37ff96656a904531c0a9998
SHA-256: 5821567d7dd99623257aea794023ef4200e6e17fd09656b40d97c44a35c701bb

PE image details

File entropy: 6.11827
File packed: No
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