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1.701.3.3014 7.75%
1.7.4.0 32.86%
1.7.2.0 33.74%
1.7.0.0 6.61%
1.6.5.0 14.19%
1.5.7.0 3.70%
1.4.7.0 0.09%
1.4.5.0 0.26%
1.1.5.0 0.79%

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AdobeARM.exe

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove AdobeARM.exe
Version:   1.7.2.0
MD5:   3cb07566302bceeb898de270a0bec175
SHA1:   3c79cfc02e2e9877e164d1a7e856fa6bddb34c2f
SHA256:   b234d1044d8702a0929bb48f729eb5078b44aa7cd574b6482633b51289e70200

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:1.7.2.0
Size:924.17 KB (946,352 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, September 20, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
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ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
11% remove
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
12% remove
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
11% remove
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
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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 'Programma di aggiornamento online di Adobe' runs weekly in the path '\Programma di aggiornamento online di Adobe'
  • The task 'Program aktualizacji online firmy Adobe.' runs weekly in the path '\Program aktualizacji online firmy Adobe.'
  • The job 'Adobe 联机更新程序' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe 联机更新程序'
  • The task 'Adobe online aktualizační program' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe online aktualizační program'
  • The task 'Программа онлайн-обновления Adobe.' runs in the path '\Программа онлайн-обновления Adobe.'
  • The task 'Adobe 联机更新程序' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe 联机更新程序'
  • The job 'Programa de atualização online Adobe' runs weekly in the path '\Programa de atualização online Adobe'
  • The job 'Программа онлайн-обновления Adobe.' runs weekly in the path '\Программа онлайн-обновления Adobe.'
  • The task 'Adobe-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm'
  • The task 'Programme de mise à jour en ligne de Adobe' runs weekly in the path '\Programme de mise à jour en ligne de Adobe'
  • The task 'Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager'
  • The job 'Adobe ARM' runs on logon in the path '\Adobe ARM'
  • The job 'Programa de actualización online de Adobe' runs weekly in the path '\Programa de actualización online de Adobe'
  • The task 'Adobe online update program' runs weekly in the path '\Adobe online update program'
  • Entry path '\Программа онлайн-обновления Adobe.'
  • Entry path '\Programa de atualização online Adobe'
  • Entry path '\Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager'
  • Entry path '\Programa de actualización online de Adobe'
  • Entry path '\Programma di aggiornamento online di Adobe'
  • Entry path '\Adobe-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm'
  • Entry path '\Programme de mise à jour en ligne de Adobe'
  • Entry path '\Adobe オンライン更新プログラム'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\Adobe ARM'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe'
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [UDP] listens on port 64806
  • [UDP] listens on port 55288

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00867836%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00489407%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00378429%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:676,928 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:1,149,323/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:5/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:4.47 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):15.62 MB
    Private (minimum):9.84 MB
    Non-paged memory:4.47 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:101.63 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):113.98 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:14.35 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):17.61 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:67,630/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:245.98 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:2/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:4.1 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:1.02 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:65/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:9
    12
    Handles:320
    600
    GUI GDI count:22
    103
    GUI GDI peak:23
    142
    GUI USER count:28
    49
    GUI USER peak:28
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Medium
    Platform:32-bit
    Command lines:
    • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" /producC:reader /versioC:9.0 /modC:2
    • "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 processes:

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    AdobeARM.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.01703187%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00956014%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00747173%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:359,644/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:952 KB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00017265%
    Kernel CPU:0.00002414%
    User CPU:0.00014851%
    CPU cycles:2,472/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB
    WININET.dll
    Total CPU:0.00006277%
    Kernel CPU:0.00006277%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:92,323/sec
    Memory:1.11 MB
    wow64.dll (Win32 Emulation on NT64 by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00000583%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00000583%
    CPU cycles:14/sec
    Memory:252 KB

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 14.00%
    Windows 8.1 11.00%
    Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
    Microsoft Windows XP 5.50%
    Windows 8 4.00%
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.50%
    Windows 8 Pro 2.50%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 2.00%
    Windows 8.1 Pro 1.50%
    Windows 8.1 N 1.50%
    Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
    Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 1.00%
    Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
    Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.00%
    Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
    Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 46.73% of Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Dell 19.42%
    Hewlett-Packard 15.11%
    ASUS 15.11%
    Toshiba 12.95%
    Acer 9.71%
    Lenovo 7.91%
    Sony 5.04%
    Intel 3.60%
    Samsung 3.24%
    Compaq 2.88%
    GIGABYTE 0.72%
    Medion 0.72%
    Gateway 0.72%
    MSI 0.72%
    American Megatrends 0.72%
    NEC 0.72%
    Alienware 0.36%
    Sahara 0.36%
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