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60%
60% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

1.5.5.0 46.43%
1.4.7.0 42.86%
1.0.5.0 10.71%

Relationships


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
RegSetValueExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegQueryValueW, RegEnumKeyW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegOpenKeyW, CryptReleaseContext, CryptDestroyHash, CryptGetHashParam, CryptHashData, CryptCreateHash, CryptAcquireContextW, QueryServiceStatusEx, CloseServiceHandle, OpenServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, RegDeleteValueW, RegCreateKeyW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegCreateKeyExW, OpenThreadToken, DuplicateToken, CheckTokenMembership, IsValidSid, GetLengthSid, ConvertSidToStringSidW, LookupAccountNameW, CopySid, GetSidSubAuthority, InitializeSid, GetSidLengthRequired, AdjustTokenPrivileges, LookupPrivilegeValueW, OpenProcessToken, GetUserNameW, RegCloseKey, GetTokenInformation, ControlService, CreateWellKnownSid, ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorW, RegFlushKey
comctl32.dll
InitCommonControlsEx, _TrackMouseEvent
comdlg32.dll
GetFileTitleW
crypt32.dll
CryptDecodeObject, CryptMsgClose, CertCloseStore, CertFreeCertificateContext, CryptProtectData, CertFindCertificateInStore, CryptMsgGetParam, CryptQueryObject, CryptUnprotectData, CertGetNameStringW
gdi32.dll
SetWindowExtEx, GetBkColor, GetTextColor, GetRgnBox, GetMapMode, GetStockObject, GetWindowExtEx, GetViewportExtEx, ScaleViewportExtEx, SetViewportExtEx, OffsetViewportOrgEx, SetViewportOrgEx, SelectObject, Escape, ExtTextOutW, PtVisible, TextOutW, SetBkMode, RestoreDC, SaveDC, SetBkColor, SetTextColor, GetClipBox, CreateBitmap, GetDeviceCaps, GetTextExtentPoint32W, DeleteDC, ExtSelectClipRgn, ScaleWindowExtEx, CreateFontIndirectW, CreateRectRgnIndirect, GetObjectW, DeleteObject, SetMapMode, RectVisible
kernel32.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoCreateInstance, CoInitializeEx, CoTaskMemFree, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemAlloc, CLSIDFromProgID, CLSIDFromString, CoGetClassObject, StgOpenStorageOnILockBytes, StgCreateDocfileOnILockBytes, CreateILockBytesOnHGlobal, CoRegisterMessageFilter, OleFlushClipboard, OleIsCurrentClipboard, CoRevokeClassObject, OleInitialize, CoFreeUnusedLibraries, CoInitializeSecurity, OleUninitialize
oledlg.dll
OleUIBusyW
psapi.dll
EnumProcesses, GetModuleBaseNameW, GetModuleFileNameExW, EnumProcessModules
shell32.dll
SHGetFolderPathW, SHCreateDirectoryExW, SHFileOperationW, Shell_NotifyIconW, SHAppBarMessage, ShellExecuteW
shlwapi.dll
PathStripToRootW, PathIsUNCW, PathFindFileNameW, PathFindExtensionW
urlmon.dll
URLDownloadToFileW
user32.dll
IsRectEmpty, CopyAcceleratorTableW, CharNextW, ReleaseCapture, SetCapture, GetSysColorBrush, GetDesktopWindow, CreateDialogIndirectParamW, GetNextDlgTabItem, EndDialog, EndPaint, BeginPaint, GetWindowDC, ReleaseDC, GetDC, GrayStringW, DrawTextExW, DrawTextW, TabbedTextOutW, RegisterWindowMessageW, SendDlgItemMessageA, WinHelpW, IsChild, GetCapture, GetClassLongW, GetClassNameW, SetPropW, GetPropW, RemovePropW, GetTopWindow, DestroyWindow, UnhookWindowsHookEx, GetMessageTime, GetMessagePos, MapWindowPoints, SetMenu, ShowScrollBar, CreateWindowExW, GetClassInfoExW, GetClassInfoW, RegisterClassW, GetSysColor, AdjustWindowRectEx, ScreenToClient, EqualRect, DefWindowProcW, CallWindowProcW, CopyRect, PtInRect, PostThreadMessageW, OffsetRect, IntersectRect, SystemParametersInfoA, GetWindowPlacement, GetLastActivePopup, SetMenuItemBitmaps, MessageBeep, LoadBitmapW, ModifyMenuW, EnableMenuItem, GetWindowTextLengthW, SetFocus, IsWindowEnabled, ShowWindow, MoveWindow, SetWindowLongW, GetDlgCtrlID, IsWindow, SetWindowTextW, GetWindowLongW, IsDialogMessageW, SetDlgItemTextW, SendDlgItemMessageW, GetDlgItem, CharUpperW, SetWindowsHookExW, CallNextHookEx, GetMessageW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW, GetKeyState, ValidateRect, GetWindow, SetWindowContextHelpId, MapDialogRect, SetWindowPos, PostQuitMessage, GetMenuState, GetMenuItemID, GetMenuItemCount, GetSubMenu, ExitWindowsEx, EnumWindows, GetWindowTextW, IsWindowVisible, GetWindowThreadProcessId, FindWindowExW, SystemParametersInfoW, SetForegroundWindow, SetActiveWindow, DrawAnimatedRects, ClientToScreen, GetCursorPos, GetActiveWindow, RegisterClipboardFormatW, DrawIcon, GetClientRect, GetSystemMetrics, UnregisterClassW, DestroyMenu, GetMenu, IsIconic, PeekMessageW, KillTimer, GetFocus, UpdateWindow, SetTimer, LoadIconW, SetCursor, DrawFocusRect, InflateRect, SetRectEmpty, SendMessageW, GetWindowRect, GetParent, LoadCursorW, EnableWindow, GetForegroundWindow, PostMessageW, MessageBoxW, GetNextDlgGroupItem, InvalidateRgn, InvalidateRect, GetMenuCheckMarkDimensions, SetRect, CheckMenuItem, TrackPopupMenu, GetMenuStringW, SetMenuDefaultItem, LoadMenuW
userenv.dll
UnloadUserProfile
version.dll
VerQueryValueW, GetFileVersionInfoA, VerQueryValueA, GetFileVersionInfoSizeW, GetFileVersionInfoW, GetFileVersionInfoSizeA
winspool.drv
DocumentPropertiesW, OpenPrinterW, ClosePrinter
wintrust.dll
WinVerifyTrust

AdobeARM.exe

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove AdobeARM.exe
Version:   1.0.5.0
MD5:   3103fe27c967675b019e880aa6da3d6d
SHA1:   79a198f891f7def459fe866679034ecf2f6f9347
SHA256:   515e750acd28c3cfd8174b7f213e2aa741d8942fb68e57f701ebcbb92ec3f537

What is AdobeARM.exe?

AdobeARM.exe is a part of new Adobe Acrobat\Reader updater. The Updater is responsible for checking for, downloading, and launching the update installer for Reader or Acrobat. The Updater primarily keeps itself up to date and downloads and extracts needed files. It does not actually install anything, as that job is handled by a separate installer. Update preferences controlled at the registry level. Log settings controlled at the registry level; log name and location is different. Checks for upd

About AdobeARM.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, digita

DetailsDetails

File name:AdobeARM.exe
Publisher:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Product name:Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe
File version:1.0.5.0
Size:913.37 KB (935,288 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, September 18, 2006
Expiration date:Thursday, November 5, 2009
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.118272
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Adobe ARM' → "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'Adobe online update program' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe online update program'
  • Entry path '\Adobe online update program'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\Adobe ARM'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00003787%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00001402%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00002385%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:281 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:1,186/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:2.39 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.69 MB
Private (minimum):4.69 MB
Non-paged memory:2.39 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:75.4 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):120.07 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.71 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):48.42 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:24,333/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:210 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:4 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:0 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:5
12
Handles:210
600
GUI GDI count:24
103
GUI GDI peak:26
142
GUI USER count:24
49
GUI USER peak:26
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows Vista Home Premium 11.90%
Windows 8 7.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.95%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.76%
Windows 8 Pro 3.57%
Windows 7 Professional 3.57%
Windows 8.1 2.38%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.19%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.19%
Windows XP Professional 1.19%
Windows 8 Release Preview 1.19%
Windows 7 Starter 1.19%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.19%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 39.19% of Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 28.99%
ASUS 20.29%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Acer 10.14%
Toshiba 8.70%
Sony 8.70%
GIGABYTE 2.90%
Intel 2.90%
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