What is SC_Acrobat.exe?

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 SC_Acrobat.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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SC_Acrobat.exe file information

The SC_Acrobat.exe process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: SC_Acrobat.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SC_Acrobat.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 25,214 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). SC_Acrobat.exe is not a Windows system file. SC_Acrobat.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

"Added by Adobe Acrobat Reader Standard 7.0, and possibly other versions. This program preloads certain aspects of the program so that it will launch quicker as necessary."
  Andrew   (further information)
fast launch of Acrobat 7.0
    (further information)
Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher \windows\installer\{Key}\SC_Acrobat.exe
acrobat speed launcher
Added to %Commonstartup% by Adobe
  Kerry the Malwarebuster  
Adobe Acrobat Schnellstarter

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SC_Acrobat.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 5 users think SC_Acrobat.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SC_Acrobat issues

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