Should I block it?

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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armsvc.exe

Adobe Acrobat Update Service by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove armsvc.exe
Version:   1, 6, 5, 0
MD5:   d19c4ee2ac7c47b8f5f84fff1a789d8a
SHA1:   e232fe92e8f71232219c93b5c8603faff0189b70
SHA256:   f419e159d3e428a3929a1a983142e7b0783d3f104ee9587585418e51011e4b8f

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, 6, 5, 0
Size:62.46 KB (63,960 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
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.

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:0.01512262%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.01062478%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00449784%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:595,956 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:2,899/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:3.15 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):10.16 MB
Private (minimum):2.83 MB
Non-paged memory:3.15 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:57.82 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):62.5 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:5.19 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):10.85 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:5,737/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:11 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O other transfer:4 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:1/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:5
12
Handles:87
600
GUI GDI count:29
103
GUI GDI peak:61
142
GUI USER count:6
49
GUI USER peak:8
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
 
plugin-container.exe (Firefox by Mozilla)
Total CPU:0.00072606%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00029042%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00043564%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:20,808/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:24 KB
1.16 MB
armsvc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00032759%
Kernel CPU:0.00029723%
User CPU:0.00003036%
CPU cycles:7,031/sec
Memory:64 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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