Owning a computer, you come across several applications, like Steam, for example, that start-up along with your computer windows. They’re linked to the Windows Startup process, and every time you turn on your computer, they start updating themselves. Such applications are oftentimes important, for example, Steam, Origin, Epic Games Launcher, and Spotify, these applications start as soon as you log in to windows.
Most of the ones mentioned above are related to gaming and music, but they’re not the ones we’ll be discussing in this article. The one we’ll be discussing, in particular, is among these apps (that start up as soon as you log in to windows). This application is called “Adobe GC Invoker Utility, and as mentioned above, it starts up along with your Windows (running in the background).
For this application, you may come across a total of 85 different instances which can be hard to keep track of; especially if you’re not familiar with the app. This can use a great deal of confusion among new users, and even for those who have been using the application for some time.
Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right article; we’ll discuss ways to fix it, and how to keep things in check. Just keep reading to find out.
First of all, What is adobegcclient.exe Process?
In Windows 10, this application is important and must be kept running, it’s recommended that you not disable Adobe GC Invoker Utility or halt AdobeGCClient.exe. The reason is related to the Adobe Software Integrity Service validation testing – AdobeGCClient.exe runs a part of it and checks whether the Adobe Software program files have been tampered with, or for an improper/invalid license.
There are reasons why you’d want to disable it, especially if you’re using an invalid license, and you want to bypass that. However, if you’re the average user, it’s recommended that you leave the app (Adobe GC Invoker Utility/ AdobeGCClient.exe) running without tampering with it in any way.
Other reasons could also be the detection of malware by your Anti-virus (there have been reports of that), or if your CPU usage by the app is higher than you expected/higher than normal. This could result in decreased performance while carrying out tasks like gaming, streaming, and video editing, e.t.c. You could even come across errors like “MSVCP140.dll is missing”, or “Bad image”.
In this case, you might as well disable Adobe GC Invoker Utility, and that’s what this article’s second part is related to. We’ll be going through some ways you can utilize AdobeGCClient.exe/ Adobe GC Software Utility. Just follow the steps listed below, and it should be easy to disable.
Disable Adobe GC Invoker Utility via Task Manager
- From the registry, delete all files related to/created by AdobeGCInvokerClient.exe.
- Next, run an antivirus scan
- Use third-party software to uninstall the application
For Further Detail:
1. Disable adobegcinvokerutility.exe using Task Manager:
- TO do that, press “CTRL + SHIFT + ESC” to open up the task manager or search it up in the windows taskbar.
- Next, head to the processes tab.
- Scroll down to Adobe GC Invoker Utility.
- Right-click it and hit disable.
2. Delete all files created by adobegcinvokerutility.exe from Registry:
- Hit Windows + R to open up the Run dialog box and type in Regedit. Press enter to proceed.
- Once open, press “CTRL + F in the search bar.
- Type “AGCInvokerUtility.exe to get to all its files.
- Delete the ones you deem “unworthy”.
(Important Note: Making changes to the registry editor incorrectly may result in major windows errors; you might even have to reinstall Windows. A backup is recommended before proceeding)
3. Run an Antivirus Scan:
Reboot your computer in safe mode if you’re still wary of the application with the use of good antivirus software. Run an antivirus scan if you’re still uncertain.
4. Use a Third-Party Software to Uninstall agcinvokerutility.exe:
To install AGCInvokerUtility.exe completely, utilize a third-party uninstaller software like “Revo”, for example.
Fix adobegcclient.exe – System Error
If you come across an error that reads: “The program can’t start because adobe_caps.dll is missing from your computer”, there are only two ways to fix it. To verify your files (if you can figure out a way) or re-install the application via the recommended way.
With that, this article has concluded, we’ve discussed what Adobe GC Invoker Utility/ AdobeGCClient.exe is, and how you can disable these applications. We hope this article proves useful to you; if you have any further questions/queries, feel free to let us know in the comment section down below!