What is Adobe Gamma Loader.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 Adobe Gamma Loader.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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Adobe Gamma Loader.exe file information

The process known as Calibration Manager belongs to software Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Gamma Loader or AdobeMANAGER or Project1 by Adobe Systems ( or Adobe (

Description: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Adobe Gamma Loader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 113,664 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 110,592 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders, Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Adobe Gamma Loader.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example (detected by Kaspersky), and Downloader (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Adobe Gamma Loader.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

I am able to open the Games in WinRAR
I unchecked this in msconfig in the run startup menu catagory. Before I did this my Common Files Folder would always open at startup!
Should be there if you have any Adobe products. If not delete it.
  iiTz iRoNiK  
if we remove this one can't we execute any c programs
AVG picked up a virus so did Norten when i scanned it.
There is two variations. One that eat up memory and opens backdoors on your computers for viruses (trojan). And there is one Gamma Loader from Adobe. Did your computer run well before you had it? If it did, then you can certeinly delete it from your startup folder. You might aswell lookup where the shortcut is going to. Right-click, properties and the file path. If it's not Adobe/Photoshop directory, beware!
  Antivirus Mike  
Have Adobe Gama Loader .exe and Adobe Gamma both in the Calibration file and both in Startup. Seems to be responsible for long start up times
Just did a virus scan after deleting it from my start menu, found the project 1 as a virus, i recommend deleting this is you don't have photoshop, and even if you do (like i have) check anyway.
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Summary: Average user rating of Adobe Gamma Loader.exe: based on 82 votes with 9 reviews. 32 users think Adobe Gamma Loader.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 14 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 13 users suspect danger. 20 users think Adobe Gamma Loader.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade Adobe Gamma Loader.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Adobe Gamma Loader issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Adobe Gamma Loader. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 Adobe Gamma Loader.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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