What is acdIDInTouch2.exe?

The genuine acdIDInTouch2.exe file is a software component of ACDSee Pro by ACD Systems.
ACDSee Pro is an image organizer, editor and viewer. AcdIDInTouch2.exe launches the Identification InTouch 2.0 component of ACDSee. This is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to cause problems. ACDSee features lossless RAW format editing, batch processing (processing multiple images together), metadata editing in EXIF and IPTC formats, with parameters for rating, keywords, categories, and geotagging/GPS support. ACDSee's database supports backing up, and being exported/imported as an XML or binary file. The program was first released in 1994 and sold for $15 a copy. ACDSee supports the Windows and Mac OSX platforms. ACD Systems is an American company that designs and develops digital image editing and management software. The company caters to millions of customers in small and medium businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and private consumers. ACD Systems was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA.

ACDIDInTouch2 stands for ACD IDentification InTouch2

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 acdIDInTouch2.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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AcdIDInTouch2.exe file information

The process known as acdID InTouch2 belongs to software ACDSee 20 or ACDSee Pro (version 7) or ACDSee Photo Editor (version 6) or ACDSee 16 or ACDSee Ultimate (version 8) by ACD Systems (

Description: AcdIDInTouch2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AcdIDInTouch2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,336,136 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 1,813,832 bytes and 9 more variants. 
AcdIDInTouch2.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The acdIDInTouch2.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. AcdIDInTouch2.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Acdsee provides a support site for assistance [1][2], and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ ACDSee 20 or ACDSee 16).

Recommended: Identify acdIDInTouch2.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as acdIDInTouch2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the acdIDInTouch2.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.


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Best practices for resolving acdIDInTouch2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with acdIDInTouch2. 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 acdIDInTouch2.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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