"AdobeARM.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "AdobeARM.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "AdobeARM.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "AdobeARM.exe" process?

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A

"AdobeARM.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager" process runs the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Updater that shows up in the system tray. It checks and notifies you for updates of Adobe products like Adobe Arobat Reader.

"AdobeARM.exe" process is created by the startup program entry "Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager".

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

Image Name    PID   Memory   Description

AdobeARM.exe  1000  1,484 K  Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager

Additional information about "AdobeARM.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" 
   /PRODUCT:Reader /VERSION:15.0 /MODE:3
   
Started by: Boot procedure

Files used:
C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\
C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp\AdobeARM.log
C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\msimsg.dll.mui

Registry keys: 
HKCU\Software\Classes
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\...
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32

"AdobeARM.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "AdobeARM.exe" process or remove the startup program entry "Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager". You can check for updates manually from Abode website.

 

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