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What is acrotray.exe? Distiller Tray Icon?

Vendor:      adobe systems inc.
Product:     acrotray - adobe acrobat distiller helper application
Vendor Website:      http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatstd/main.html
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: ACROTRAY.EXE is used to create Adobe PDF files using Distiller. Most people will seldom be creating PDFs, and do not need this program running constantly in the background. Instead, start Distiller manually just before you want to create a PDF.
Usually it will start automatically when needed.

acrotray.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.


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acrotray.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
Learn more about protecting yourself from bad versions of this file with PC Matic.

Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 0.62%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 4 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
acrotray.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x78bfe3201ada2fe02d1e35d2488e5f55 4/12/2019 4:42:00 PM Unknown 6.0.0.2003051500 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
2 Status 0xfbd06a45db2d543efd932768029ec5f2 2/1/2019 12:19:00 AM Unknown 6.0.1.2004121400 Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
3 Status 0xcfe5228556c93d03d6753e7953ccd4a9 12/3/2018 3:23:00 PM Unknown 6.0.1.2003102300 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
4 Status 0xb985665b63e92d8df8859eae21e7b52f 7/24/2018 1:46:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
5 Status 0x21189b8f2d747b6981a54d5c5d554c8e 6/29/2018 12:20:00 PM Unknown 5, 0, 0, 0 Distiller Tray Icon 80 KB
6 Status 0x78ff388fd58ce0bae1f7c9670f5473c1 3/11/2017 8:06:00 PM Unknown 7.0.7.2006011200 Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
7 Status 0x61c615ee47ce5c6f7bb3257b1734ef55 2/13/2016 4:54:00 PM Unknown 6.0.0.2003073000 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
8 Status 0x0e6e43d31ac16bcf682eb5f63178c492 10/25/2015 3:47:00 PM Unknown 5, 0, 0, 0 Distiller Tray Icon 48 KB
9 Status 0xbd99953b6f8b36862b5b86c2fe39a8a3 4/11/2015 4:04:00 AM Unknown 7.0.1.2005092300 Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
10 Status 0x102b0dc83d1038c7d249fd09c8dd7185 7/15/2014 4:16:00 PM Unknown 6.0.1.2005030300 Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
11 Status 0x3f976a26b4faf82cd94db3b0f3c530d6 11/15/2013 1:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 1336 KB
12 Status 0x267d2fe27a1587baaad82090772655e4 2/8/2012 12:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 0 KB
13 Status 0x2ef0fa667678d1c3ca70c1e643352461 2/5/2012 10:11:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 625 KB
14 Status 0x5369a26e89c68e9420ae9b9cc6305834 2/3/2012 3:07:00 PM Unknown 8.1.2.2008011100 Distiller Tray Icon 609 KB
15 Status 0x16ba48f34037a162d87e6ac0e963dd13 1/27/2012 7:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 2835 KB
16 Status 0x3cb957493d0f2b26ab7ad10e50b1a498 1/25/2012 8:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 0 KB
17 Status 0xc88b2ba97abfecc12bbae666868ce537 1/14/2012 7:03:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 0 KB
18 Status 0x6c79c1fb9b24c63b89328bee6f4237ba 9/11/2011 10:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 625 KB
19 Status 0x3f714d48a7b56cc07c61a2ed63c5384f 9/1/2011 8:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 609 KB
20 Status 0xef0df7c71c25793a156dc370d552903f 8/30/2011 8:53:00 PM Unknown 6.0.0.2003040700 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
21 Status 0x0f5419785091bf0b3169950d17df5460 2/21/2011 7:04:00 PM Unknown 7.0.1.2005072800 Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
22 Status 0x69cdd4e16bd1a7be1522255656900807 12/7/2010 8:27:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 609 KB
23 Status 0x1fd8337d9e40d962e3e4764f9e853656 7/14/2010 8:16:00 AM Unknown 5, 0, 0, 0 Distiller Tray Icon 80 KB
24 Status 0x31e1cf45b5513f12e5989842648d0351 6/29/2010 4:30:00 AM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB
25 Status 0x3292314e0a5692d40a66ce0c1052a25f 5/31/2010 10:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 472 KB

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x68a95567f51d0d94e6fcdaafa77995b9 7/8/2015 8:04:00 PM Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 42 KB
2 Status 0x7c6bd05349361347d53c020984a4ef7f 1/27/2012 4:06:00 AM Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 42 KB
3 Status 0xd20ad17a99b653233163d8d4f6c1df2a 3/15/2011 12:51:00 PM Unknown 6.0.0.0 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
4 Status 0xa13f8db0f002c3c68583566ddc29a5ad 1/24/2011 7:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 37 KB
5 Status 0xfd5cc2461987ba223501c3ec60fbfd2e 3/26/2010 2:10:00 PM Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 42 KB
6 Status 0x5b8e67748e11d28831fe1093957089e2 3/21/2009 5:43:00 PM Unknown 6.0.0.0 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
7 Status 0x63d990d093eff80ef1c6f69c57fc58a7 4/10/2008 11:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 484 KB
8 Status 0xac5871b827672d2917123783151f6c2a 3/26/2008 6:30:00 AM Unknown Unknown Distiller Tray Icon 216 KB
9 Status 0x87a17eddd03636d0dc0e818b2fa6295c 12/31/2007 Unknown 5, 0, 0, 0 Distiller Tray Icon 225 KB
10 Status 0x3883d28140574acb5c006e5ecfa881c0 12/31/2007 Unknown 6.0.0.2003031900 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB
11 Status 0x7dfdf1799ad51081a5ba7432c347b2fb 12/31/2007 Unknown 8.0.0.2006102200 Distiller Tray Icon 608 KB
12 Status 0x66a64adeccaf0d9c89451ffa405d6620 12/31/2007 Unknown 8.0.0.2006102200 Distiller Tray Icon 952 KB
13 Status 0xa4aeb62a01516d8ddd0de5b7edea35df 12/31/2007 Unknown 6.0.0.2003051500 Distiller Tray Icon 216 KB
14 Status 0xd0c93ff20e7aea4aceec70521830d252 12/31/2007 Unknown 6.0.1.2004121400 Distiller Tray Icon 492 KB
15 Status 0xf7768627410a18e68f28d9b2df900f9e 12/31/2007 Unknown 8.1.0.2007051000 Distiller Tray Icon 946 KB
16 Status 0xe219b6c4ecf53a6bad0a01f106e04d23 12/31/2007 Unknown 6.0.1.2004121400 Distiller Tray Icon 803 KB
17 Status 0x472451831ea98381a3d16ab248c3ccad 12/31/2007 Unknown 6.0.1.2003102300 Distiller Tray Icon 212 KB


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