What is AdobeIPCBroker.exe?

The genuine AdobeIPCBroker.exe file is a software component of Adobe Creative Cloud by Adobe.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of software tools developed by Adobe for video editing, graphic design, photography, web development, and cloud services. AdobeIPCBroker.exe runs a process that facilitates communication between multiple processes associated with Creative Cloud. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service (SaaS) offering, and is delivered through a monthly or annual subscription through the Internet. It is a replacement over the Adobe Creative Suite. 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.

AdobeIPCBroker stands for Adobe Inter-Process Communication Broker

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 1,029,792 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 1,029,808 bytes and 6 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 27% 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.
It isnot needed and a way for Adobe to look into what people are doing. IT is a spyware
  JaKa   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of AdobeIPCBroker.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user suspects danger. One user thinks AdobeIPCBroker.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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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 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 AdobeIPCBroker.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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