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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%

PE structurePE file structure

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OpenSCManagerW, RegisterEventSourceW, CloseServiceHandle, DeleteService, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, OpenServiceW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, ConvertStringSecurityDescriptorToSecurityDescriptorW, RegSetValueExW, RegCloseKey, RegEnumKeyExW, ControlService, ReportEventW, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, RegOpenKeyExW, SetServiceStatus, RegDeleteValueW, RegDeleteKeyW, DeregisterEventSource, CreateServiceW
CryptDecodeObject, CryptQueryObject, CertGetNameStringW, CertFreeCertificateContext, CertFindCertificateInStore, CertCloseStore, CryptMsgGetParam, CryptMsgClose
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
CoRevokeClassObject, CoTaskMemAlloc, CoTaskMemFree, CoCreateInstance, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoRegisterClassObject, StringFromGUID2, CoInitialize
ShellExecuteExW, SHGetFolderPathW
DispatchMessageW, PostThreadMessageW, LoadStringW, CharNextW, GetMessageW


Adobe Acrobat Update Service by Adobe Systems (Signed)

Remove armsvc.exe
Version:   1.701.3.3014
MD5:   b362181ed3771dc03b4141927c80f801
SHA1:   91c247396af9d9a04a395baa9729d3d49371ca81

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


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:1.701.3.3014
Size:63.9 KB (65,432 bytes)
Build date:11/21/2013 8:55 AM
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
More details


The following programs will install this file
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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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
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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. Reader XI comes with a full set of commenting tools. So you can add sticky notes, highlight text, and use lines, shapes, stamps, and a typewriter tool to place comments anywhere on your PDF document.
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
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Adobe Systems Incorporated
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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...


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)
Total CPU:0.00011607%
User CPU:0.00011607%
Private memory:980 KB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.83 MB
Private (minimum):3.77 MB
Non-paged memory:980 KB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:44.16 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):47.95 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.77 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):3.99 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Command line:"C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\armsvc.exe"
Windows Service
Service name:AdobeARMservice
Display name:Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Description:“Adobe Acrobat Updater keeps your Adobe software up to date.”

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%
Medion 0.73%
Gateway 0.73%
Alienware 0.36%
Sahara 0.36%
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