What is PhotoshopServer.exe?

The genuine PhotoshopServer.exe file is a software component of Adobe Premiere Pro by Adobe Systems.
PhotoshopServer.exe is an executable file that belongs to Adobe Premiere Pro, a professional video editing software designed for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Adobe Premiere Pro was launched in 2003 and is the successor of Adobe Premiere, which was released in 1991 on the Macintosh platform. The program features high resolution video editing up to a resolution of 10,240 × 8,192 pixels, 32-bits per channel color, in both RGB and YUV; sample-level editing for audio, support for VST (virtual studio technology) audio plug-ins , and 5.1 surround sound mixing. 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.

PhotoshopServer stands for Adobe Photoshop Server

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 PhotoshopServer.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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PhotoshopServer.exe file information

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

The process known as Adobe Premiere Pro (version CS4) or Elements (version 9 Organizer) or Adobe Photoshop Server (version CC 2014.0) belongs to software Adobe Premiere Pro (version CS4, CS3) or Adobe Photoshop Server (version CC 2014) by Adobe Systems (

Description: PhotoshopServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PhotoshopServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 68,608 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes, 272,088 bytes, 69,632 bytes or 77,248 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The PhotoshopServer.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 or Adobe Premiere Pro CS4).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PhotoshopServer.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PhotoshopServer.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

Process link to adobe programs. not dangerous.

Summary: Average user rating of PhotoshopServer.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think PhotoshopServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PhotoshopServer issues

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