What is Adobelm_Cleanup.0001?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 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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Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 file information

The process known as Cleanup belongs to software Macrovision Europe Ltd. Cleanup by Macrovision Europe (

Description: Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in the Windows folder for temporary files or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 59,964 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Adobelm_Cleanup.0001. Therefore, you should check the Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 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

Adobe Acrobat 7 cleanup agent
it starts with Adobe Bridge cracked version then scan photoshop cs2 (cracked too) wich one you can't use it anymore because no windows can be opened inside. !!Macrovision sell services!!
Why has it been made by Macrovision? Something fishy there !!
  Jonny   (further information)
Adobes Licence Manager (CS Suite)
  Marc Pourcel  
Related to Installed Adobe Products
  Jim Vanson  
wtf does it have to have 2 process running, its part of the Adobe CS suite... Creates a crap load of tmp files for no reason.
Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 is a process which belongs to Adobe Acrobat. It is part of Macrovision Cleanup which is the software that Adobe uses to prevent illegal copying of its programs.
It increasingly steals system memory and slow down the system
Causing random errors and crashes.
It slows down my adobe apps. As soon as I end the task the program speeds up or unfreezes.
Well the only thing it does for me is slow down PSCS2 big time.
For me, it occurs when an adobe document loads from internet explorer. However, when i close ie, Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 stills remains in memory along with 3 other adobe items. I think it is some sort of memory leak so and happens every so often. I just close it in process explorer and it goes away.
installed itself after online updates. My fix: in safe mode, rename adobelmsvc.exe
  LeRoy Pea  
It's safe. Part of adobe suite. Used to verify license activation of adobe products.
Can cause lack of response in Adobe products, not a security threat and can usually be terminated safely through Windows Task Manager.
Part of Adobe Licensemanager. Decreases performance significantly. In case you are online gaming disable it.
Stop the process "adobelmsvc.exe" (it won't hurt anything) and it will stop generating "Adobelm_Cleanup.0001" processes. You have to do it every time you start a CS2 product but it works.
Its a license activation checker for adobe products but it has a serious flaw that leaks critical areas of memory and steals system resources until your PC either crashes or becomes seriously unstable. I renamed mine, then deleted it. It came with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version) so why its there I know not, since the FREE version of Acrobat does not need to phone home for licencing checks since the darn thing is free. If you really want trouble-free PDF viewing, creating & distributing, use FoxIt ( ) I just switched to it since FoxIt PDF uses a fraction of the RAM.
  Dido Bonadouchii   (further information)
It slows down the computer. Tries to connect to the internet. Without a firewall it will propably connect to Adobe and tell them if you have any pirate copys of their products. DANGEROUS for pirates! Block this with a firewall.
Part of Adobe License Management, hence the filename adobelm. It's NOT DANGEROUS. If you have trojans, etc. it's from downloading an illegal version. Don't do that and you won't have a problem. If you have huge memory usage or leaks, it's either a poorly-coded copy protection crack or because PS just needs that much. I hate the LM service, but it's not a bug or a virus.
Often freezes IE-based browsers until I stop it and the adobelmsvc.exe processes
  K├íroly Norman  
ending this process in the task manager has improved computer performance ridiculously well. renaming or deleting adobelmsvc.exe is ineffective, adobe products generate a new one when they start up. it attempts to prevent piracy by checking your hardware and asking you to re-register when your copy is installed on another computer.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Adobelm_Cleanup.0001: based on 33 votes with 23 user comments. 7 users think Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 8 users think Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Adobelm_Cleanup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Adobelm_Cleanup. 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 Adobelm_Cleanup.0001 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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