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60% of PCs block this file from running.
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1.701.3.3014 7.75% 32.86% 33.74% 6.61% 14.19% 3.70% 0.09% 0.26% 0.79%

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RegSetValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueW, RegEnumKeyW, RegDeleteKeyW, RegOpenKeyW, CryptReleaseContext, CryptDestroyHash, CryptGetHashParam, CryptHashData, CryptCreateHash, CryptAcquireContextW, QueryServiceStatusEx, CloseServiceHandle, OpenServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, RegDeleteValueW, RegCreateKeyW, ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorW, RegCreateKeyExW, OpenThreadToken, DuplicateToken, CheckTokenMembership, IsValidSid, GetLengthSid, ConvertSidToStringSidW, LookupAccountNameW, CopySid, GetSidSubAuthority, InitializeSid, GetSidLengthRequired, AdjustTokenPrivileges, LookupPrivilegeValueW, OpenProcessToken, GetUserNameW, RegCloseKey, RegQueryValueExW, ControlService, CreateWellKnownSid, GetTokenInformation, RegFlushKey, RegEnumValueW, RegQueryInfoKeyW
InitCommonControlsEx, _TrackMouseEvent
CryptDecodeObject, CryptMsgClose, CertCloseStore, CertFreeCertificateContext, CryptProtectData, CertFindCertificateInStore, CryptMsgGetParam, CryptQueryObject, CryptUnprotectData, CertGetNameStringW
ScaleWindowExtEx, GetBkColor, GetTextColor, GetRgnBox, GetMapMode, GetStockObject, GetViewportExtEx, SetWindowExtEx, ScaleViewportExtEx, SetViewportExtEx, OffsetViewportOrgEx, SetViewportOrgEx, SelectObject, Escape, PtVisible, ExtTextOutW, TextOutW, SetBkMode, RestoreDC, SaveDC, SetBkColor, SetTextColor, GetClipBox, CreateBitmap, GetDeviceCaps, GetTextExtentPoint32W, DeleteDC, ExtSelectClipRgn, GetWindowExtEx, CreateFontIndirectW, CreateRectRgnIndirect, GetObjectW, DeleteObject, SetMapMode, RectVisible
CoCreateInstance, CoInitializeEx, CoTaskMemFree, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemAlloc, CLSIDFromProgID, CLSIDFromString, CoGetClassObject, StgOpenStorageOnILockBytes, StgCreateDocfileOnILockBytes, CreateILockBytesOnHGlobal, CoRegisterMessageFilter, OleFlushClipboard, OleIsCurrentClipboard, CoRevokeClassObject, OleInitialize, CoFreeUnusedLibraries, CoInitializeSecurity, OleUninitialize
EnumProcesses, GetModuleBaseNameW, GetModuleFileNameExW, EnumProcessModules
ShellExecuteW, SHGetFolderPathW, SHCreateDirectoryExW, SHFileOperationW, SHAppBarMessage, Shell_NotifyIconW
PathStripToRootW, PathIsUNCW, PathFindFileNameW, PathFindExtensionW, SHDeleteKeyW
CharNextW, ReleaseCapture, SetCapture, GetSysColorBrush, DestroyMenu, GetDesktopWindow, CreateDialogIndirectParamW, GetNextDlgTabItem, EndDialog, EndPaint, BeginPaint, GetWindowDC, ReleaseDC, GetDC, GrayStringW, DrawTextExW, DrawTextW, TabbedTextOutW, RegisterWindowMessageW, SendDlgItemMessageA, WinHelpW, IsChild, GetCapture, GetClassLongW, GetClassNameW, SetPropW, GetPropW, RemovePropW, GetTopWindow, DestroyWindow, GetMessageTime, GetMessagePos, MapWindowPoints, TrackPopupMenu, SetMenu, ShowScrollBar, CreateWindowExW, GetClassInfoExW, GetClassInfoW, RegisterClassW, GetSysColor, AdjustWindowRectEx, ScreenToClient, EqualRect, DefWindowProcW, CallWindowProcW, CopyRect, PtInRect, GetMenu, PostThreadMessageW, IntersectRect, SystemParametersInfoA, GetWindowPlacement, GetLastActivePopup, SetMenuItemBitmaps, GetMenuCheckMarkDimensions, LoadBitmapW, EnableMenuItem, InvalidateRgn, GetWindowTextLengthW, SetFocus, IsWindowEnabled, MoveWindow, SetWindowLongW, GetDlgCtrlID, SetWindowTextW, GetWindowLongW, IsDialogMessageW, SetDlgItemTextW, SendDlgItemMessageW, GetDlgItem, CharUpperW, UnhookWindowsHookEx, SetWindowsHookExW, CallNextHookEx, GetMessageW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW, GetKeyState, ValidateRect, GetWindow, SetWindowContextHelpId, MapDialogRect, SetWindowPos, PostQuitMessage, GetMenuState, GetMenuStringW, ExitWindowsEx, EnumWindows, GetWindowTextW, IsWindowVisible, GetWindowThreadProcessId, FindWindowExW, SystemParametersInfoW, SetActiveWindow, DrawAnimatedRects, SetMenuDefaultItem, ModifyMenuW, GetMenuItemID, GetMenuItemCount, GetSubMenu, ClientToScreen, GetCursorPos, LoadMenuW, GetActiveWindow, DrawIcon, GetClientRect, RegisterClipboardFormatW, GetSystemMetrics, IsIconic, PeekMessageW, UnregisterClassW, MessageBeep, OffsetRect, GetNextDlgGroupItem, KillTimer, GetFocus, UpdateWindow, IsWindow, SetTimer, SetCursor, DrawFocusRect, InflateRect, SetRectEmpty, SendMessageW, GetWindowRect, GetParent, LoadCursorW, EnableWindow, GetForegroundWindow, PostMessageW, LoadIconW, SetForegroundWindow, MessageBoxW, InvalidateRect, SetRect, IsRectEmpty, CheckMenuItem, CopyAcceleratorTableW, ShowWindow
VerQueryValueW, GetFileVersionInfoA, VerQueryValueA, GetFileVersionInfoSizeW, GetFileVersionInfoSizeA, GetFileVersionInfoW
DocumentPropertiesW, OpenPrinterW, ClosePrinter


Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove AdobeARM.exe
MD5:   0b232c77d822983397674aeec9ab59dc
SHA1:   d08728e3d0bf4f4e2da013118f1469deec1a4869
SHA256:   437114c3f5a86b8ba0b4aa49dcb67386e0432f7cc1af0bb6c87db40907eaac3a

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


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:
Size:953.94 KB (976,832 bytes)
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, September 20, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
4% remove
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 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.


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'

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%
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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