Got a pop up this morning that says:
“com.adobe.ARMDC.SMJobBlessHelper” would like to access files on a removable volume.
What is this? Why did I get it? Do I select Don't Allow or OK?
Sheermadness, what Adobe application are you using when this error occurs? What operating system is installed on the computer?
My operating system is Catalina 10.15.1. I wasn't using any Adobe application that I am aware of when this popped up unless it was something going on in the background. I think I was in Outlook looking at email but could have been texting, not really sure.
A few days ago I was on a webpage that said I needed Adobe Flash Player for the page to work. I did look into getting it but kept seeing there really isn't any reason to have it now so I gave up on it. Not sure if that incident could have precipitated this pop up or not.
Ok, I am sorry, Sheermadness, but I am not familiar with the error you posted. You may want to run a full scan with anti-virus software to verify there is nothing unexpected on the computer.
@Jeff_A_Wright -- I just got this message, too. This happened overnight, while I was away from my keyboard, so is there any chance that:
When I look at the Activity Monitor (this is also Catalina), and search for "adobe" I see:
...both running as root.
When I display them hierarchically, they are started by launchd. If you can tell me how to figure out how these jobs were registered with launchd, I will look for further information.
I keep getting a Backup Failed from Time Machine, which is what makes me suspect that this might be related, but it's possible that this is just tying up the external drive.
Adobe reader does not scan anything when you are not using it. Service programs may do unattended scans. This can be standard activity and the message is triggered because you or the system changed some security settings. It can also be, as suggested by Jeff, illicit activity.
looks like being a helper process to update Acrobat reader. In general Adobe programs when installed tend to use a bunch of background programs. If you do not have Adobe programs installed, this could be a leftover from a former install.
so, can we trust this file?
yes or no?
I just recieved the same message; “com.adobe.ARMDC.SMJobBlessHelper” would like to access files on a removable volume while not using my computer over night.
I find it worrying and a even scary that Adobe software contain so many applications and processes that not even Adobe know about them all. Not only are they eating up system resources big time, but also making your system less secure. Because basically any malware just need to use adobe in the name, and you will ignore it because there are a thousand others, and Adobe themselves (apparently) cannot tell you whether or not they're legit.