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Process name: Adobe Photo Downloader

Product: Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition +

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Adobe Systems (adobe.com)

File: apdproxy.exe


A photo downloader for Photoshop Album, this process runs in the background whenever Adobe Elements or the Adobe Photoshop Album software is running. Its primary purpose is to both upload and download photos to popular websites. It can do it automatically based on synchronization settings you have set up, or manually. It has a tendency to bog down Windows when it is running, but can be tough to uninstall. Adobe Systems Incorporated is based in San Jose, CA and provides a multitude of creative multimedia and software products. Adobe Photoshop, an image manipulator and illustrator, is their flagship software. Founded in 1982, Adobe currently has offices all over the world.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/apdproxy.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of apdproxy.exe: based on 24 votes. Read also the 21 reviews.

  • 299 users ask for this file. 7 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. 6 users rated it as neutral. 4 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 6 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about apdproxy.exe:
Adobe Photo Downloader
Associated with Adobe Photo Downloader
This is the Adobe Photo Downloader which interacts with attached cameras or Flash (e.g., MMC, SD-RAM) drives.  See also: Link Chris McIntosh
Downloader for Adobe Photoshop. Can be disabled. Not in preferences options what should normally be but manually. Look in the link on www.adobe.com to see how.  See also: Link Bert
It installed itself with photshop annoying and can't get rid of it Tom
I found this program to be slow and a memory hog. You only seem to need it if you have no other way to transfer pictures from your camera to computer. Slate
To dissable Adobe Album Starter from automatically loading in the system tray, delete the Adobe Album Starter value from this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ (For those comfortable editing the Windows Registry.)  See also: Link
Hogs CPU use when opening Outlook,speeds up when process deleted by Task manager Malcolm Stevens
Part of Adobe Acrobat Reader
Is a nuisance, rather use Explorer. Believe a backdoor Trojan uses it - high CPU in background. Graeme Sutherland NZ
The original apdproxy.exe is most likely essential for Adobe Photo. But it may also be a malware camouflaged as apdproxy.exe. I had CyberDefender on my computer (which turned out to be a major problem) and the apdproxy.exe was using all my computer usage, when I removed CyberDefender I haven't had any more problems with it. SpyBot S & D said that CyberDefender is Spyware, but I didn't believe them because I thought it was a great program and I was currently using it. If you have CyberDefender, try removing it first and see it the problem clears up. Sabrina Huckins
Sometimes my PC is running crazy while I'm e.g. just typing text. APDPROXY.EXE takes all the processor time then, while I don't even know whith what application the Adobe program came into my computer... Gauke Zijlstra
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The Adobe photo downloader is non-essential, but very useful. It automatically pops up when you connect any device that has photos or movies. It grabs the photos, fixes red-eye, files them according to your preference, and then deletes them from the device. It works great and is super convenient, especially for the non-techno-wizard. Larry Brown
FPNLicensingService
On my XPpro desktop, apdproxy seemed to consume memory in an area that prevented proper shutdown and interfered with memory access by other programs. The solution was to end the task completely, or prevent it from starting at all. Tracer
It showed after installing a new HP printer. It does not seem to alter any programs. Gerald
There are two steps that need to be completed to correct the problem, both steps can be found at the adobe website. First, you need to move the Moxplugins folder from your Photoshop Elements 6.0 file on your hard drive to the recycle bin. Second you need to disable the Auto Launch Adobe Photo Downloader in Photoshop Elements. Once you have done both, restart your computer. That should fix the problem. It did for me.  See also: Link azallie
It takes 98 to 100% of my CPU leaving the computer non-functional to do anything else. M Lee
yes its from photoshop elements. stop it in task manager, then delete apdproxy.exe from windows folder and program files folder Graeme w
It prevented an XP64 machine from shutting down. Should be disable in start up and the file renamed or deleted.

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