How to Disable Adobe AcroTray.exe from Startup

Adobe Acrobat is a program which permits you to create, view, print, manipulate and manage files in the PDF format. You can use this program on different platforms, which includes IT, business, education documentation and administrative services. AcoTray comes along with Adobe. Do you want to disable Adobe AcroTray.exe from startup? Then go through the steps listed below.

Steps to Disable Adobe AcroTray.exe from Task Manager

If you want to disable Adobe AcroTray.exe from startup, then you have first to disable it in the Task Manager. Here are the steps to do so:

•    Keep pressing on the Windows and R keys together.

•    It will launch the Run prompt box.

•    Enter taskmgr in the box.

•    Click on the Enter option for opening the Task Manager.

•    Click on the Startup option.

•    It is located in the Task Manager option.

•    Find the AcroTray option.

•    You need to right-click on the AcroTray option.

•    Select the Disable option.

•    After restarting the system, it will not begin from the startup now.

Steps to Disable Adobe AcroTray.exe Through Autoruns

•    Start downloading the updated version of Autoruns utility.

•    You need to extract the file which you have already downloaded WinRAR.

•    In case you already have WinRaR, then you need to launch the zipped folder by clicking twice on it.

•    Go to the extracted folder.

•    After that, you need to right-click on the Autoruns64.exe.

•    Select the Run as Administrator option.

•    Find the Acrobat Assistant option.

•    Unselect the Acrobat Assistant option from the menu list.

•    Start restarting the system, and you will notice that the computer is not starting from the startup.

Steps to Disable Adobe AcroTray from Services

You can customize some Adobe services, which are running automatically. If you change Adobe services to manual, then it will help you to prevent AcroTray.exe from opening at startup. Ensure that you are signed into the Windows computer as an admin before following the steps mentioned below:

•    Keep pressing on the Windows and R keys together.

•    Now, you will get the Run pop-up box on the screen.

•    Enter service.msc in the box.

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    Find the Adobe Acrobat Update and Adobe Genuine Software Integrity option by going to the menu list.

•    You need to right-click on them.

•    Select the Properties option.

•    Start changing the startup type option into the Manual option.

•    Start the system again.

•    Now, the AcroTray would not open at startup.

JEANNE E. WINFIELD is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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