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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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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:   1.4.7.0
MD5:   bad6bea0de1f69c82bdb74378ce0c20a
SHA1:   aeb900d7599c7e0af6b4ec1d0c9b1423e60395bf
SHA256:   ada84b75173e9d03c180b527e31475aca16cb19532c3eda11357bd37049927e3

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:1.4.7.0
Size:910.44 KB (932,288 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

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
9% 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
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
4% remove
Adobe Acrobat lets business professionals quickly and easily convert any Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, or other paper or electronic document to a reliable Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Adobe PDF files preserve the visual integrity of documents so that they can be e-mailed to colleagues and then viewed and printed on a variety of platforms using free Adobe Reader software. Acrobat 6.0 Standard software's intuitive rev...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
12% remove
Adobe Acrobat X (version 10.0) is an 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. It included "sandboxing" protection for Wind...
Skype Technologies S.A.
9% remove
Sometimes an emoticon just isn't enough. With face-to-face video calling, now you can watch your friends smile, wink and LOL. Just click the call button at the top of your friend's profile or chat window — no need to launch new software. No answer? Leave a video message. Video calling allows you to talk to your friends face to face. All you need to do is complete a quick, one-time setup, and you’re ready to call any friend on Facebook. ...

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:0.05294225%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.02811276%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.02482949%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:474 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
User CPU time:15 ms/min
0 ms/min
CPU cycles:96,519/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:1/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:4.31 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):7.65 MB
Private (minimum):2.4 MB
Non-paged memory:4.31 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:91.57 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):133.44 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.18 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):42.49 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:19,572/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:232.23 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:4/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:10.29 KB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:2/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:811 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:70/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:250
600
GUI GDI count:22
103
GUI GDI peak:24
142
GUI USER count:27
49
GUI USER peak:28
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:64-bit
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" /producC:reader /versioC:10.0 /modC:2
  • "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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