"armsvc.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "armsvc.exe" process on Windows 8? 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 normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   armsvc

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
armsvc.exe                1,396 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, 7, 4, 0
   Size: 65640 bytes
   Last modified: 5/11/2013 6:37:26 AM
   Company Name: Adobe Systems Incorporated
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6871_none_50944e7cbcb706e5
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
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\ADVAPI32.dll

"armsvc.exe" process is not a virus. But it's not very useful and you can terminate "armsvc.exe" process.

 

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