What is AbbyyNewsReader.exe?

The genuine AbbyyNewsReader.exe file is a software component of ABBYY FineReader by ABBYY (BIT Software).
The file is part of FineReader which is a professional OCR software that offers a wide range of functionality for business and academic environments. It helps to streamline document processing, turning scans, PDFs into searchable and editable formats. ABBYY is an international software company that provides optical character recognition (OCR) document capture and language software for both PC and mobile devices. ABBYY was founded in 1989 by David Yang.

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 AbbyyNewsReader.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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AbbyyNewsReader.exe file information

The process known as ABBYY Community Agent belongs to software ABBYY FineReader (version 7.0 Professional Edition, 7.0 Professional) by ABBYY (BIT Software) (

Description: AbbyyNewsReader.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AbbyyNewsReader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 278,528 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 290,816 bytes. 
The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with AbbyyNewsReader.exe, you can also remove the entire program ABBYY FineReader 7.0 Professional or ABBYY FineReader using Windows Control Panel, turn to the software company, Abbyy, for advice or make sure that you have installed the latest version.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AbbyyNewsReader.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AbbyyNewsReader.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

Installs with A
It's a dictionary file. Not necessarily at startup
Just puts about 3.3 meg load on your system. Otherwise it's ok
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  Uncle Quan   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of AbbyyNewsReader.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think AbbyyNewsReader.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving AbbyyNewsReader issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AbbyyNewsReader. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AbbyyNewsReader.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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