What is AdobeAir.dll?

The genuine AdobeAir.dll file is a software component of AdobeAir by Adobe Systems.
AdobeAir.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Adobe AIR, a runtime system for developing applications for desktop and mobile platforms using ActionScript, Adobe Flash, HTML5, JavaScript and Apache Flex. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. AdobeAir was first released on February 25, 2008. It has since been used to create over 100,000 unique applications including eBay Desktop, TweetDeck, Adobe Media Player, Angry Birds, and Machinarium among others. Adobe AIR uses Adobe Flash as a rendering engine, and ActionScript 3 as its main programming language. 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.

AdobeAIR stands for Adobe AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime)

AdobeAir.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about AdobeAir.

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AdobeAir.dll file information

The process known as AdobeAir belongs to software AdobeAir by Adobe Systems (

Description: AdobeAir.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AdobeAir.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 269,824 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include DCA971EE-CB86-4592-AE52-A45B2E257A12. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify AdobeAir.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdobeAir.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AdobeAir.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If AdobeAir has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving AdobeAir issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active AdobeAir process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the AdobeAir.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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