What is AdobeCollabSync.exe?

The genuine AdobeCollabSync.exe file is a software component of Adobe Creative Suite by Adobe Systems.
AdobeCollabSync.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Adobe Creative Suite, a bundled group of software programs featuring graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems.

The first Adobe Creative Suite was launched on September 1, 2003. The applications that bundled with the suite were Acrobat, After Effects, Audition, Adobe Bridge, Dreamweaver, Encore, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. The last version of Adobe Creative Suite 6 was released on May 7, 2012. It is now succeeded by Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American software giant that develops software products for web design, video editing, web hosting, image editing, servers, as well as formats such as Flash and PDF. The company was established in 1982 by Charles Geschke and John Warnockin and is currently headquartered in San Jose, California.

AdobeCollabSync stands for Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AdobeCollabSync.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AdobeCollabSync.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AdobeCollabSync
AdobeCollabSync.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer (version 11.0, 10.1, 18.11, 15.10, 19.8, 8.0, 10.0, 17.12, 15.16) or Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer belongs to software Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer or Extended Asian Language font pack for Adobe by Adobe Systems (

Description: AdobeCollabSync.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The AdobeCollabSync.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 734,872 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 881,336 bytes and 13 more variants. 
AdobeCollabSync.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The AdobeCollabSync.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Adobe Reader 8 or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to or to update it, go to for support, or go to Adobe Reader 8 or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify AdobeCollabSync.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdobeCollabSync.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AdobeCollabSync.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

this file governs the sync between files sent for a shared review and replicas on your local computer. The shared files are placed somewhere on a server or a network location (such as Sharepoint site)
  Amitai Sela  
Its a waste of space unless you are workinmg with other people, so I would think its best to remove it from your start up programs.
  Howard Walker  
indicated as trojan by Clamwin scan

Summary: Average user rating of AdobeCollabSync.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks AdobeCollabSync.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think AdobeCollabSync.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving AdobeCollabSync issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AdobeCollabSync. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AdobeCollabSync.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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