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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 called 'AdobeARMservice' (Adobe Acrobat Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Adobe Acrobat Update Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


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, 75.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Adobe Acrobat Update Service?
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 armsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00243% CPU24309.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.28 MB RAM6.0%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe

Are there other versions of Adobe Acrobat Update Service?

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 Adobe Acrobat Update Service.

What programs install armsvc.exe?

Adobe Common File Installer by Adobe Systems Incorporated - Adobe Common File Installer installs a number of shared components between multiple Adobe programs. If you remove this program some features of other related programs might not function properly.
Program URL: www.adobe.com
Program help URL: www.adobe.com/help
Install path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Program URL: www.adobe.com
Program help URL: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Install path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\
Size: 113.8 MB

What else is related?

Adobe Acrobat Update Service Stability

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

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)

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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, 7, 2, 0
Size: 63.66 KB
Original file name: armsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Adobe Systems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 9/20/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0025508114%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001198812%
User CPU: 0.00243093021310%
Privileged CPU time: 407624.58 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 117,391,765
CPU cycle count /min: 396,167
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 39.65 MB
Peak committed memory: 42.19 MB
Paged memory: 1.28 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.45 MB
Paged system memory: 70.89 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.54 KB
Working set memory: 3.54 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.41 MB
Min working set memory: 2.83 MB
Private memory: 1.28 MB
Page faults: 1,767
Page faults /min: 13
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 64 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 28 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 188
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 3.82 KB
Other Transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Handle count average: 74
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-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: Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Service name: AdobeARMservice
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Adobe Acrobat Updater keeps your Adobe software up to date.”

Image hashes

MD5: 3927397ac60d943daf8808affed582b7
SHA-1: d95d0163cb309ee15a36ecfe5cb0680d01993b5c
SHA-256: 2688254085c219e8ca9c5494abdad8fae52533cef7fa3c152715e0b78d591bcf

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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