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

VersionsAdditional versions

1.701.3.3014 8.79%
1, 7, 4, 0 34.56%
1, 7, 2, 0 28.37%
1, 7, 0, 0 9.54%
1, 6, 5, 0 15.06%
1, 6, 5, 0 0.08%
1, 5, 7, 0 3.60%

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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
OpenSCManagerW, RegisterEventSourceW, CloseServiceHandle, DeleteService, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, OpenServiceW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorW, RegSetValueExW, RegCloseKey, RegEnumKeyExW, ControlService, ReportEventW, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, RegOpenKeyExW, SetServiceStatus, RegDeleteValueW, RegDeleteKeyW, DeregisterEventSource, CreateServiceW
crypt32.dll
CryptDecodeObject, CryptQueryObject, CertGetNameStringW, CertFreeCertificateContext, CertFindCertificateInStore, CertCloseStore, CryptMsgGetParam, CryptMsgClose
kernel32.dll
UnmapViewOfFile, FormatMessageW, GetLocalTime, CreateFileMappingW, OpenFileMappingW, GetVolumeInformationW, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, IsDebuggerPresent, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, MapViewOfFile, LocalFree, CloseHandle, GetCurrentThreadId, DeleteCriticalSection, lstrcmpiW, LocalAlloc, FindClose, GetProcAddress, GetLastError, RaiseException, lstrlenW, MultiByteToWideChar, lstrcmpW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetFileAttributesW, SizeofResource, InitializeCriticalSection, GetModuleHandleW, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedIncrement, LoadLibraryExW, TerminateProcess, GetStartupInfoW, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, GetCurrentProcessId, lstrcmpA, FindFirstFileW, FindResourceW, FreeLibrary, LoadResource, InterlockedCompareExchange
msvcr90.dll
DllMain
ole32.dll
CoRevokeClassObject, CoTaskMemAlloc, CoTaskMemFree, CoCreateInstance, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoRegisterClassObject, StringFromGUID2, CoInitialize
shell32.dll
ShellExecuteExW, SHGetFolderPathW
user32.dll
DispatchMessageW, PostThreadMessageW, LoadStringW, CharNextW, GetMessageW
wintrust.dll
WinVerifyTrust

armsvc.exe

Adobe Acrobat Update Service by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove armsvc.exe
Version:   1, 5, 7, 0
MD5:   62b7936f9036dd6ed36e6a7efa805dc0
SHA1:   2c83d4558d3632095181f0875525f7a73c76c597
SHA256:   c58ea1b46cb3595386c9217a7785f2a436916fb1e0bdc0e4be484292c55aa455

What is armsvc.exe?

Adobe Acrobat Update Service is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

About armsvc.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:armsvc.exe
Publisher:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Product name:Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe
File version:1, 5, 7, 0
Size:62.43 KB (63,928 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, September 20, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following program will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
5% remove
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X 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. It includes sandboxing protection fo...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'AdobeARMservice' (Adobe Acrobat Update Service)
  • AdobeARMservice

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00247774%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00046185%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00201588%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:67,051 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:634/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:1/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:4.11 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):5.46 MB
Private (minimum):2.37 MB
Non-paged memory:4.11 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:59.64 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):61.96 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.83 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):6.14 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:2,551/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O other transfer:2 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:12
12
Handles:302
600
GUI GDI count:16
103
GUI GDI peak:19
142
GUI USER count:59
49
GUI USER peak:60
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe"
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:AdobeARMservice
Display name:Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Description:“Adobe Acrobat Updater keeps your Adobe software up to date.”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
wdmaud.drv
Total CPU:0.33462862%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.12692810%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.20770052%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:8,910,557/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:109/sec
79/sec
Memory:236 KB
1.16 MB
DSOUND.dll
Total CPU:0.28846771%
Kernel CPU:0.07211677%
User CPU:0.21635094%
CPU cycles:6,582,614/sec
Context switches:66/sec
Memory:544 KB
rfcommlib.dll (Bluetooth Software by Atheros Commnucations)
Total CPU:0.01505688%
Kernel CPU:0.00885699%
User CPU:0.00619989%
CPU cycles:414,869/sec
Context switches:3/sec
Memory:88 KB
btvstack.exe (Bluetooth Software by Atheros Commnucations)
Total CPU:0.00300180%
Kernel CPU:0.00167250%
User CPU:0.00132930%
CPU cycles:125,819/sec
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:2.81 MB
armsvc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00180251%
Kernel CPU:0.00002768%
User CPU:0.00177484%
CPU cycles:72,244/sec
Memory:68 KB
WINMM.dll
Total CPU:0.00089160%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00089160%
CPU cycles:854,321/sec
Context switches:9/sec
Memory:236 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 8 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
Windows 8 Pro 2.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.24% of Adobe Acrobat Update Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 21.82%
ASUS 15.27%
Hewlett-Packard 14.18%
Toshiba 12.36%
Acer 9.09%
Lenovo 8.73%
Sony 7.27%
Samsung 3.64%
Intel 3.64%
GIGABYTE 1.82%
Medion 0.73%
Gateway 0.73%
Alienware 0.36%
Sahara 0.36%
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