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Process name: System Level Service Utility or System Level Service Utilty
Product: Adobe LM Service or MediaTickets by OIN or System Level Service Utility or Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook or TurboTax 2008 WinPerProgramHelp
Company: Adobe Systems (www.adobe.com)
File: Adobelmsvc.exe


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Average user rating of Adobelmsvc.exe: 2 based on 34 votes. Read also the 32 reviews.

392 users ask for this file. 5 users rated it as not dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. 6 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 15 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about Adobelmsvc.exe:
A. L. Adobelmsvc.exe related to Adobe Acrobat Services  See also: Link
john doe with a bit of research, it seems that this is adobe activation spyware
Wes It is an annoying, but somewhat necessary, activation/copy protection file that installs with Photoshop CS2.  See also: Link
No Intrusive Rights Management crap
Thomas Damgaard Nielsen This is Adobe's license management service that is used to make sure you are not using a pirated copy of their software.  See also: Link
OldManTech Adobe liscense manager
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.  See also: Link
munk It's the licensing prog for Adobe products
Annoyed User It runs in the background, spying on your PC to make sure you are not pirating their software. Doesn't work, either.
blinkdt Part of the Adobe Photoshop CS2 install routine related perhaps to activation.
T.F. Adobe software activation. Sends activation serial to Adobe + your IP addr.
ivan with bitdefender create sometimes a loop infinite
Richard If deleted or renamed, Acrobat 7 will reinstall it when lauched. It also launches at least 2 other other processes sometimes.
MrBoombastic It's one of those files that allow pirates to own cracked copies but nag legit users constantly every time they change their computer clock.
Fiona Use Diamond software's ProcessGuard program & you will see that it installs drivers with consistently different and weird names each time it runs, & it's running times are not consistent. I got a deadly worm on my computer till recently & almost certainly it was using Adobelmsvc's drivers to move around the system. Be safe & block it & nothing happens to Photoshop.
Sylveste Remove all permissions from it (right click, security tab) and it won't run and acrobat can't reinstall it!
Forged Adobe License Management Service is a DRM type of software to prevent piracy. If the .exe (usually located in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service") is deleted or renamed, the program reinstalls via a .dll file (Adobelmsvc Installer.dll) included with every Adobe Suite application (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.) once that program is next run. While it may keep a record of your machine-specific hardware, it does actually access the internet to check your serial number against a database, and possibly phone home to record license offenses.
Daniel It is part of PS2. It is there Licensing probe.
Chris As with the iTunes DRM service, this can be misused by hackers to load programs in the background indefinitely. Is more persistent than a virus, because McAfee and Symantec don't view this as malware.
Forged Adobe License Management Service. Also related is adobelm_cleanup.00001 or similar. Terminating the cleanup process(es) first usually makes sure adomelmsvc doesn't restart when you terminate it as well. This spyware contacts activate.adobe.com with your encrypted information. If it receives a response telling it that your copy is unauthorized, it can shut down the Adobe software package you are currently running. Blocking activate.adobe.com in the Windows XP hosts file seems to block its access, unterminated, the service tends to interfere with the program and causes slightly laggy response.
CNWtech It can cause serious performance issues and cause your system to appear to hang, especially if no Internet connection exists.
Ronin Continues to load even if you don't have CS installed. Acrobat 7 contains it, and if you rename it, it will reinstall itself again. Use ZoneAlarm Pro to kill the process and block it from accessing the Internet (or anything else for that matter). Also seems to load multiple copies of Adobe Cleanup files, which are unnecessary.
Holden Magroin Adobe registering file. It's clearly Spyware & Lagware. Loads anytime you view a PDF in a Web Browser, but not associated with actually helping you to open and view the PDF file. Don't suggest to remove, but you SHOULD disable it in Services,msc and block it with your firewall from all 'net access. It's a crap file, pure and simple.
Ronin Adobe registering file. It's clearly Spyware & Lagware. Loads anytime you view a PDF in a Web Browser, but not associated with actually helping you to open and view the PDF file. Don't suggest to remove, but you SHOULD disable it in Services,msc and block it with your firewall from all net access. It's a crap file, pure and simple.
ultra annoyed It will cause failures in acrobat in web browsers, is intrusive and backwards and clunky. Verdict=useless pain in the ass
Rob This app consumes 100% CPU when it executes, so I am going to write a replacement app with the same name that simply exits. I'll post the app if it works!
Partha "Adobe Lisence Manager Service" if you do not register online, it will run with Photoshop CS2 and freeze photoshop like pregnency pause for some time untill a error message popup.
Dewey Adobe License Manager Service, runs with any new Adobe products including Acrobat READER. System hog, and performs no function of benefit to the user.
Ninja This is Adobe's license management service
C.J. Adobe spyware that spys on you, reactivates itself like any normal spyware would
A.--------x.. Also invades offline PCs via USB to disable five year old CSs
dEEpZ0NE it's an activation process, and its nothing up against a good firewall, trust that, all tested :)

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