"armsvc.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "armsvc.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "armsvc.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "armsvc.exe" process?

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A

"armsvc.exe" process represents "Adobe Acrobat Update Service" program. "armsvc.exe" process is created by the "Adobe Acrobat Update Service" service, which keeps your Adobe software up to date.

"armsvc.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         armsvc

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "armsvc.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
armsvc.exe                3,612 K   Adobe Acrobat Update Service

Additional information about "armsvc.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: armsvc.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
   Description: Adobe Acrobat Update Service
   Version: 1.824.20.5020
   Size: 82128 bytes
   Last modified: 10/21/2016 8:02:44 PM
   Company Name: Adobe Systems Incorporated
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4940_none_50916076bcb9a742

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\USER32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll

"armsvc.exe" process is not a virus. You can disable the "Adobe Acrobat Update Service" to stop the "armsvc.exe" process. You can check for updates of Adobe Acrobat (the PDF viewer) manually.

 

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