File purpose and description:
This file is named acrord32.exe and it most likely was already installed on your computer when you bought it. Always check the file location as shown below to make sure it is in the proper location. This is a free program from Adobe, called Adobe Acrobat, and it is used to read PDF documents and edit or create various new documents, with full word processing features. This acrord32.exe software is free software will allow you view PDF files, as many files today use the PDF file format. (Full name is Adobe Acrobat Reader). This file is considered safe and is not virus, spyware, or trojan related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable file.
File or folder location:
This file will be found in a folder called reader, depending upon the software version you have: adobe\acrobat 5.0\reader\acrord32.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, acrord32.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of acrord32.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.