"AdobeCollabSync.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"AdobeCollabSync.exe" process represents "Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 15.23" program.

"AdobeCollabSync.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "AcroRd32" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   AcroRd32
      AdobeCollabSync

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
AdobeCollabSync.exe       7,724 K   Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 15.23

Additional information about "AdobeCollabSync.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe" -c

Programe file information:
   Name: AdobeCollabSync.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
   Description: Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 15.23
   Version: 15.23.20053.211670
   Size: 886352 bytes
   Last modified: 12/23/2016 1:10:54 PM
   Company Name: Adobe Systems Incorporated
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Reader\RFL\LocalMapping\RFLDB150
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe\Acrobat\DC\Reader\Synchronizer\metadata
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\wship6.dll.mui
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\wshtcpip.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
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
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl

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)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\SHLWAPI.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll

"AdobeCollabSync.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "AdobeCollabSync.exe" process, if you are not using and Adobe applications.

 

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