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What is armsvc.exe?

Armsvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if armsvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Armsvc.exe file information

The process known as Adobe Acrobat Update Service belongs to software Adobe Acrobat Update Service or Adobe Reader XI or Adobe Reader X or Adobe Common File Installer or PoserContent2012 or Adobe Acrobat XI Pro or Blurb Template Creator (version CS5) by Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com).

Description: Armsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file armsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 65,640 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 63,928 bytes, 63,960 bytes, 65,192 bytes or 64,952 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/armsvc.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The armsvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with armsvc.exe, you can look for help from the software company Adobe, update the program to the latest version or uninstall Adobe Reader X or Adobe Reader XI from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

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If armsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 63,960 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Armsvc.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as armsvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the armsvc.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

gehört zu ADOBE Acrobat Reader Update Service
  H. Grether  
Adobe's attempt automatic updating for Reader... runs constantly in the background but still doesn't silent update
It stops Norton Internet Security auto update service

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of armsvc.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think armsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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