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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:   1.7.4.0
MD5:   48be298f7fd1bef4d8fbacb04d8d95c4
SHA1:   84d9a67a700a87c8c5ddd6b7dfc5eef70fa98020
SHA256:   d375b3f6e850e4b0ec81baa0e554c356be2248aa77c6c56f5267ca05460fe4eb

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:1.7.4.0
Size:936.11 KB (958,576 bytes)
Build date:4/4/2013 2:05 PM
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
More details

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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'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00196652%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00084429%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00112224%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:423,374 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:1,269,955/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:3/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:5.01 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):11.56 MB
Private (minimum):8.11 MB
Non-paged memory:5.01 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:97.44 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):133.45 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:8.73 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):36.04 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:26,443,870/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:9.19 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:2/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:736 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:2/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:62 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:2/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:310
600
GUI GDI count:22
103
GUI GDI peak:21
142
GUI USER count:23
49
GUI USER peak:24
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:64-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:9.0 /modC:2
  • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" /producC:acrobat /versioC:10.0 /modC:2
  • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" /producC:reader /versioC:11.0 /modC:3
  • "C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe" /producC:reader /versioC:11.0 /modC:4
  • "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" /producC:reader /versioC:10.0 /modC:3
  • (7 more)
Owner:User
Parent processes:

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
AdobeARM.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.01706921%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.01371003%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00335919%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:433,340/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:964 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00094633%
Kernel CPU:0.00063089%
User CPU:0.00031544%
CPU cycles:19,036/sec
Memory:1.66 MB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

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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