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Windows 7: Does anyone know what is AcroTray and how to get rid of it?


09 Dec 2012   #1

Windows
 
 
Does anyone know what is AcroTray and how to get rid of it?

Ok, let me explain. I have this very annoying (worm) process that keeps hogging my folders. For instance, I was deleting a folder and Windows 7 gave me this message:


and no matter how many times I click "Try Again" it will not delete it. One way to actually delete this folder is to reboot computer, which is very annoying.

I also need to say that this doesn't happen all the time, but often enough to become a nuisance.

Someone suggested that I install little program called Unlocker, which I did, so when that message came up again, I ran the Unlocker and here's what it gave me:


Note that I'm not using anything called AcroTray, nor that I intend to. If I kill it with Unlocker the folder can be deleted without a hitch. The thing is that AcroTray will hog it, or another folder at some random time again.

So my question is, how can I kill this AcroTray for good?

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09 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello DC,

acrotray.exe is a process belonging to the Adobe Acrobat Traybar Assistant which provides a shortcut to additional configuration options for Adobe products. In your case from Adobe Reader.

You could use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below with msconfig to disable the AcroTray.exe startup program, then either kill it's process in Task Manager or restart the computer to not have it loaded anymore.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Dec 2012   #3

Windows
 
 

Thanks.
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11 Dec 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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