• Valid program

    ADOBELMSVC.EXE Information

    This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.

    This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    Adobe LM Service
  • Filename
  • Command
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
  • Description
    This is Adobe's license management service that is used to make sure you are not using a pirated copy of their software. It does this by examining your hardware on your computer and asking you to reregister if this changes. This can not be disabled as it will reenable when you use one of their products.
  • File Location
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    Adobe LM Service
  • Display Name
    Adobe LM Service
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
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