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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%

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AdobeARM.exe

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove AdobeARM.exe
Version:   1.5.5.0
MD5:   47c1de0a890613ffcff1d67648eedf90
SHA1:   7781dba8746f8bf2a37ff96656a904531c0a9998
SHA256:   5821567d7dd99623257aea794023ef4200e6e17fd09656b40d97c44a35c701bb

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:1.5.5.0
Size:915.94 KB (937,920 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

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
3% remove
Adobe Common File Installer installs a number of shared components between multiple Adobe programs. If you remove this program some features of other related programs might not function properly.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
8% remove
Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication. Adobe also allows Acrobat plug-ins to be developed by third parties, which can add extra functions to the Acrobat program.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
11% remove
Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication. Adobe also allows Acrobat plug-ins to be developed by third parties, which can add extra functions to the Acrobat program.
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Microsoft Corporation
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My Pop Shop Ltd.
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Nokia
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Skype Technologies S.A.
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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:0.00613024%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00384042%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00228983%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:749 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:9,800/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:5.52 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):11.71 MB
Private (minimum):6.81 MB
Non-paged memory:5.52 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:98.38 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):119.86 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:10.21 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):24.72 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:19,070/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.19 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:385 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:16 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:7
12
Handles:238
600
GUI GDI count:19
103
GUI GDI peak:24
142
GUI USER count:26
49
GUI USER peak:26
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" /producC:reader /versioC:10.0 /modC:2
Owner:User
Parent process:ccSvcHst.exe (Symantec Security Technologies by Symantec Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
AdobeARM.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.10260986%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.05248644%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.05012342%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:1,702,264/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:4/sec
79/sec
Memory:940 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00328618%
Kernel CPU:0.00328618%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:7,096/sec
Memory:1.16 MB

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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