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Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove AdobeARM.exe
MD5:   fe821f6fa60e9df9fdee69a23488bbab
SHA1:   f6a5c0e05ab0b7ffa81a3637e4a4110458a38e1d
SHA256:   98d9926152fda45705f5e208d7236e467caeef83d756a14b4104ebf804644b29

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:905.17 KB (926,896 bytes)
Issued to:Adobe Systems
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, September 20, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
More details


The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
9% remove
Adobe Reader lets you read and print from any system any document created as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file, with its original appearance preserved. PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as the author intended by anyone with Adobe Reader.
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.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
8% 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.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users, creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create digital publications,...


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'
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [UDP] listens on port 51045
  • [UDP] listens on port 56946

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Total CPU:0.00004285%
    Kernel CPU:0.00001856%
    User CPU:0.00002429%
    Kernel CPU time:78,501 ms/min
    CPU cycles:82,325/sec
    Private memory:3.67 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):13.84 MB
    Private (minimum):12.47 MB
    Non-paged memory:3.67 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:109.16 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):123.65 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:12.51 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):18.96 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:62,492/min
    I/O read transfer:45.86 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    I/O write transfer:373 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    I/O other transfer:314 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:6/sec
    Resource allocations
    GUI GDI count:24
    GUI GDI peak:26
    GUI USER count:32
    GUI USER peak:34

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:High
    Command lines:
    • "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:acrobat /versioC:11.0 /modC:2


    AdobeARM.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00242102%
    Kernel CPU:0.00121055%
    User CPU:0.00121047%
    CPU cycles:27,304/sec
    Memory:932 KB
    1.16 MB
    Total CPU:0.00005954%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00005954%
    CPU cycles:524/sec
    Memory:276 KB

    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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