I'd advise you to update to the latest version which is 10.1.1 before you do anything else. The version you have installed at the moment is a security risk. See http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-closes-14-holes-in-Reader-and-Acrobat-134 2490.html for details.
Update via: http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=BUIGO (uncheck the McAfee security scan download otherwise you'll get that too).
Thank you Xircal,
I have updated to version 10.1.1 but the issue I am facing is still the same.
Can you please provide me some information about the Adobe reader process instances, as they are my primarily area of concern.
Thanks & Regards,
Have a look at this article: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/331/331506.html
Also, in the Preferences menu, click the link to Internet and then remove the checkmark from "Display PDF in browser".
As regards running processes, download a free utility called "What's Running" from: http://www.whatsrunning.net/ Click the link to "Screenshots" for more info.
Thanks you Xiral for your reply,
In my case the senerio is little different the article is discussing about the case when user is closing the intance of Adobe reader. but in my case when ever I start the application (i.e. AdobeReader.exe) 2 process instances of "AcroRd32.exe" get started (Which can we viewed using Windows Task Manager).
Beside that this is very consistent what I have observed is that every time I launch the application (By double clicking on Adobe Reader exe or by its associated file). Moreover I have checked the behavior on different machines as always (on Windows 7 and Windows XP OS), the result for all machines are same.
To elaborate the senerio let me guide step by step as follows:
1. Open "Windows Task Manager".
2. Observe that there is "0" intances of "AcroRd32.exe" in "Processes" tab.
3. Double click on the desktop shortcut for Adobe Reader 10.1 (or any other shortcut link or .pdf file). to launch single instance of Adobe reader
4. Open "Windows Task Manager" again.
5. This time you will note that there are 2 instances of "AcroRd32.exe" processes running on your machine. while only 1 process windows appearing.
Now, the problem I m facing is due to the behavior that why when user is running single instance of the application, there appear 2 processes. In other words, 2 processes of "AcroRd32.exe" for each instance of application.
Thanks & Regards,
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That's correct. You'll see two processes running even though only one instance of Reader is operating if you run it with "Protected Mode" enabled. You'll find more details in this doc: http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/reader/pdfs/Reader10_ Compatibility_Overview.pdf
Thank you Xiral for such prompt reply.
As mentioned in my original post, the reason the above behavior is my concern is that my application tracks the no. of instances of Adobe launch by the user.
Till now what my understanding is that the 2 processes for each instance is the design of "Protected View" feature. Moreover,
- One process is running in the confined executing environment. This is the main Reader process.
The other process is broker process through which all the necessary operations on file system, registry, and separate process launch are performed
Can you please guide me, is there any way to distinguish between "Reader process" and "Broker process"?
For example : any process property can be different to distinguish between the 2 processes.
Thanks & Regards,
I don't think I can help you on that score I'm afraid, I'm not a system administrator.
I would imagine some kind of monitoring software like this one should do the trick though: http://www.os-monitor.com/