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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%

Relationships

Parent processes
Child processes

armsvc.exe

Adobe Acrobat Update Service by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove armsvc.exe
Version:   1, 7, 4, 0
MD5:   adda5e1951b90d3d23c56d3cf0622adc
SHA1:   e2d0df9db9bedfb5866efb3f9aa1c09562e51730
SHA256:   e85e7bfd29f00ed34bf5be8bd4da93cbb14278e16809bb55406875f0da88551e

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, 7, 4, 0
Size:64.1 KB (65,640 bytes)
Build date:4/4/2013 4:05 PM
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, September 20, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Reader software is the free trusted standard for reliably viewing, printing, and annotating PDF documents. It’s the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia. Say goodbye to paper forms. Type your responses right on the PDF form, or click through and fill in the form fields. Then save and submit. That's really all there is to it. When you need to sign a PDF form,...
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
3% remove
Adobe Reader XI is an application 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.

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:0.00006513%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00004323%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00002190%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:63,156 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:3,259/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.2 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.46 MB
Private (minimum):2.08 MB
Non-paged memory:1.2 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:40.02 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):42.36 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.46 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.03 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:1,777/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:8 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:2 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:4
12
Handles:74
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Command lines:
  • "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
 
armsvc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00020399%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00014369%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00006030%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:2,548/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:64 KB
1.16 MB
sechost.dll
Total CPU:0.00019665%
Kernel CPU:0.00019665%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:696/sec
Memory:100 KB
ADVAPI32.dll
Total CPU:0.00001357%
Kernel CPU:0.00001357%
User CPU:0.00000000%
CPU cycles:28/sec
Memory:792 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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