What is AOM.exe?

The genuine AOM.exe file is a software component of Adobe Acrobat by Adobe Systems.
AOM.exe is an executable file that belongs to Adobe Acrobat, a group of software and web services created by Adobe, to create, view, modify and print files in the Portable Document Format (PDF). This process is associated with online services. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Adobe Acrobat comes bundles with Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader), a freeware tool that can view, print and annotate PDF files; Acrobat (formerly Acrobat Exchange), a paid software that can create PDF documents; and, a file hosting service. 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.

AOM stands for Adobe Online Web Manager

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 AOM.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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AOM.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AOM
AOM.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AOM MFC Application belongs to software AOM Application or Adobe Common File Installer by Adobe Systems (

Description: AOM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AOM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—normally C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Web\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 696,320 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 745,472 bytes, 618,496 bytes or 708,608 bytes. 
The AOM.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. AOM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with AOM.exe, you can also completely remove Adobe Common File Installer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify AOM.exe related errors

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

Locate it on harddrive, then rename it or delete it. It will not effect operating system by doing either.
  Joe bandy  
modified today
ASL 27 m AU. Using ZoneAlarm fire wall and some time it picks up AOM MFC Application and asks if i want to allow it to run or not I dont let it run because i dont know what it is
  Shane Gardner  
adobe systems
  Rebecca   (further information)
rears its ugly head when you are using an an adobe product
Its an Adobe Acrobat program
  Derrick Taylor  
picked up using winsonar2003, showing c:/prog files/common/abode/web/aom.exe - seems harmless, zonealarm not reacting to outgoing connection attempt, i was running photoshop at the time and seems harmless, but will disable the feature as it is using 3,508k of memory.
Adobe Update software
  C.J.   (further information)
Caused Blue Screen
  Greg B.  
It is an online WEB manager for services that you may or may not need so you can decide to keep or eliminate it but I recommend creating a new folder right next to it (called HOLDEM or your choice). Drag it in there for a day, week, month, whatever and come back later to delete if you have been unaffected.
  Jack Jackson CE  
adobe acrobat trojan (auto update without your consent)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AOM.exe: based on 16 votes with 11 user comments. 4 users think AOM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 5 users think AOM.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving AOM issues

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