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What’s Adobe AIR Updater.exe (Adobe AIR Installer)? Is it safe or a virus?

Adobe AIR Updater.exe by Adobe Systems Incorporated is a program that serves to update the Adobe AIR software on a user's computer.

Adobe AIR is a platform used for building and deploying rich internet applications. The updater.exe process automatically checks for new updates and, if found, downloads and installs them without requiring user intervention. This helps ensure that the Adobe AIR software is up to date with the latest security patches, bug fixes, and new features.

By keeping Adobe AIR updated, users can continue to enjoy optimal performance and reliability from their Adobe AIR applications.

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Who makes Adobe AIR Updater.exe (Adobe AIR Installer)?

We’ve found Adobe Systems Incorporated should be the publisher of Adobe AIR Updater.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 8, 2024

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