What is AdobeIPCBroker.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 AdobeIPCBroker.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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AdobeIPCBroker.exe file information

The process known as Adobe IPC Broker belongs to software Adobe IPC Broker or Adobe Common File Installer by Adobe Systems (

Description: AdobeIPCBroker.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AdobeIPCBroker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 769,696 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 769,904 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. AdobeIPCBroker.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The AdobeIPCBroker.exe file is not a Windows core file. AdobeIPCBroker.exe is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to ask Customer Support to assist you, see if there is a newer version or uninstall the software Adobe Common File Installer using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify AdobeIPCBroker.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdobeIPCBroker.exe. Therefore, you should check the AdobeIPCBroker.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

When trying to delete a PDF file in Windows 10 I cannot until I use Task Manager to stop AdobeIPCBroker from running.

Summary: Average user rating of AdobeIPCBroker.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving AdobeIPCBroker issues

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