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What is AdobeGCClient.exe?

The genuine AdobeGCClient.exe file is a software component of Adobe Creative Suite by Adobe.
Adobe Creative Suite is a bundled group of software programs featuring graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe. AdobeGCClient.exe checks the system for pirated Adobe software. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The first Adobe Creative Suite was launched on September 1, 2003. The applications that bundled with the suite were Acrobat, After Effects, Audition, Adobe Bridge, Dreamweaver, Encore, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. The last version of Adobe Creative Suite 6 was released on May 7, 2012. It is now succeeded by Adobe Creative Cloud. 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.

AdobeGCClient stands for Adobe Genuine Copy Validation Client Application

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 AdobeGCClient.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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AdobeGCClient.exe file information

The process known as Adobe GC Client Application belongs to software AdobeGCClient by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com).

Description: AdobeGCClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AdobeGCClient.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,285,760 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 2,287,296 bytes, 2,340,056 bytes or 2,338,008 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/adobegcclient.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The AdobeGCClient.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The AdobeGCClient.exe file is a Verisign signed file. AdobeGCClient.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify AdobeGCClient.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdobeGCClient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AdobeGCClient.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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From Adobe's forum: The AdobeGCClient.exe is a process that runs as part of the Adobe Software Integrity Service validation testing, which checks for any tampering with Adobe Software program files or improper or invalid license.
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Best practices for resolving AdobeGCClient issues

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