AdobeArm.exe Startup Program

What is AdobeArm.exe and should it be in Windows startup?

AdobeArm.exe is an automatic update utility for the programs Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager. If updates are available for these programs AdobeArm.exe notifies the user and then downloads and installs the updates.  The program replaced the older Adobe Updater Manager (AUM).

Adobe Update Program

Do I need to keep AdobeArm.exe in startup?

AdobeArm.exe is a non-essential program and can be safely removed from startup. The more programs that start automatically with Windows the slower your startup time will be.

When you consider the delay AdobeArm.exe adds to windows startup, it’s not worth running, especially if you manage updates yourself. If you use Adobe Reader or Acrobat Manager you can download program updates from the Adobe website when and if you require them.   Manually updating your software programs allows you to install only the updates which contain fixes or improvements that are relevant to your use.

The only possible downside to installing updates manually is that you could miss out on some bug fixes.

How do I remove AdobeArm from startup?

You can remove programs from startup using the default Windows options. The steps for removing programs vary depending on your operating system, click here for more details.

For a simpler solution download the free 14-day trial version of Smart PC. On the Clean Up menu select the Manage Startup option. From this menu, you can disable or delete programs from your Windows startup menu with one click. The Smart PC startup manager also provides program descriptions and recommendations for other programs in your startup menu.