What is AcroRd32Info.exe?

The genuine AcroRd32Info.exe file is a software component of Adobe Reader by Adobe Systems.
AcroRd32Info.exe is an executable file that belongs to Adobe Reader, a freeware tool developed by Adobe to view, print and share files in Adobe's proprietary PDF format. This process runs the helper file for Adobe Reader. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Adobe Reader (originally called Acrobat Reader) was one of the first programs developed to read files written in the PDF format. The software was made available free of charge on the release of version 2.0. The current version features editing tools, highlighting options, footnotes, accessibility options, multiple screen modes and support for touch screens. Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American software giant that develops software products for web design, video editing, web hosting, image editing, servers, as well as formats such as Flash and PDF. The company was established in 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnockin and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California.

AcroRd32Info stands for Adobe Acrobat Reader 32-bit Information File

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 AcroRd32Info.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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AcroRd32Info.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AcroRd32Info
AcroRd32Info.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Adobe Reader (version 7.0, 9.3, 8.0, 9.0, 8.2) belongs to software Adobe Reader (version 9) by Adobe Systems (

Description: AcroRd32Info.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The AcroRd32Info.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,456 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 32,256 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The AcroRd32Info.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. AcroRd32Info.exe is a Verisign signed file. The AcroRd32Info.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader 9, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on Adobe Reader or Adobe Reader 9 in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify AcroRd32Info.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AcroRd32Info.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AcroRd32Info.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

you can kill this process without stopping acrobat reader working
  anon   (further information)
re-named it to AcroRd32Info.exe.bak, Acrobat Reader still runs.
  Thank You  
It extracts the thumbnails that show in Windows Explorer
  Max Power  
nervig, da es sich zu einigen Programmen dazugesellt und alles blockiert. z.b. corel draw
Its used to generate thumbnails of pdf files in Windows.
  Derrin   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of AcroRd32Info.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks AcroRd32Info.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving AcroRd32Info issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AcroRd32Info. 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 AcroRd32Info.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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