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AdobeUpdater.exe CPU Resource Hog

I have been experiencing some strange issue with Adobe software, when I launch it, there will be a program called AdobeUpdater.exe will automatically executes.

This .exe will use about 99% of the CPU runtime and will not be able to kill it via Process Kill, which means a reboot is eminent.

I have tried two methods, one worked, one didn’t

I Renamed updater.api under C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\plug_ins

That didn’t work at all…

Than I tried renaming AdobeUpdater.exe to AdobeUpdater2.exe under

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5

Which seems to work and hence this is a temporary solution.

According to my research, Adobe is aware of this problem so, I guess they will be releasing a patch soon…

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  • tim

    Your fix for Adobe grabbing all your cpu works!!!! Thanks!!!!!

    • That’s a genuinely imrpessvie answer.

  • SPD

    You can also set the adobeupdater priority to low (via task manager) if you forget and do not want to reboot to get rid of the process

  • SPD

    You can also set the adobeupdater priority to low (via task manager) if you forget and do not want to reboot to get rid of the process

  • shiv

    > According to my research, Adobe is aware of this problem so,

    > I guess they will be releasing a patch soon…

    Yeah, I just installed adobe reader a few days ago and ran into this. They don't seem to care.

  • Bernie

    Thanks so much. I was having the same problem. My photoshop programs load so much faster now. And the updater doesn't keep my CPU at 100% anymore. It's all good…Thank you.

  • I'm glad it worked for you! It is pretty annoying when CPU hangs on 100% 🙂

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