What is _SC_Acrobat.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the _SC_Acrobat.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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_SC_Acrobat.exe file information

The process _SC_Acrobat.exe contains no information about the creator.

Description: _SC_Acrobat.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. _SC_Acrobat.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 295,606 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. _SC_Acrobat.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify _SC_Acrobat.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as _SC_Acrobat.exe. Therefore, you should check the _SC_Acrobat.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Seems to lock up (Acrobat, not the Reader which is not as clunky). Froze my HD twice - tried to take it off and it still comes back :-(

Summary: Average user rating of _SC_Acrobat.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving _SC_Acrobat issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with _SC_Acrobat. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the _SC_Acrobat.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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