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Jan 28, 2018

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Is this a valid program? It is in the C:/Programs Files(x86)/Common Files/Adobe folder. (win 7 64bit) I found it in my startup tab, unchecked it yesterday, moved it out of my C Drive, and it is back this morning.

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Install and go to Tools > Startup and you should be able to right click on the process and delete it from there

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Adobe GC Invoker Utility

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Jan 28, 2018

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Is this a valid program? It is in the C:/Programs Files(x86)/Common Files/Adobe folder. (win 7 64bit) I found it in my startup tab, unchecked it yesterday, moved it out of my C Drive, and it is back this morning.

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Don

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Download CCleaner from here

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Install and go to Tools > Startup and you should be able to right click on the process and delete it from there

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 28, 2018

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Yes, it is legitimate. You can read in the thread I linked below where Adobe staffer David explains as follows:

David (Adobe staff) wrote:

The AdobeGCClient.exe is a process that runs as part of the Adobe Software Integrity Service validation testing, which checks for any tampering with Adobe Software program files or improper or invalid license.

Here's the thread:

What is AdobeGCClient.exe?

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Feb 20, 2018

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if it is legit and part of Adobe software, why is most, internet search for AGCInvokerUtility say it is a malware, and need to be removed?

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Feb 20, 2018

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2018

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Hello Adobe Staff,

But how can you remove AGCInvokerUtility.exe from the startup menu?

Please help

Greetings,

Enrico

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 16, 2018

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Why do you feel the need to remove it?

It's not doing any harm

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2018

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Because i want a clean laptop

I can't remove 'AGCInvokerUtility'. I can't find 'AGCInvokerUtility' in the file explore?

Can somebody help me how to remove 'AGCInvokerUtility' from the startup menu?

Greetings,

Enrico

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 16, 2018

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In Task Manager go to the Startup tab and right click on the process and select Open file location

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2018

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I remove Photoshop CC 2018 via Creative Cloud Desktop. Then i removed Creative Cloud with Uninstaller then I removed everthing whit AdobeCreativeCloudCleanerTool.exe.

But 'AGCInvokerUtility' didn't removed? How can i delete AGCInvokerUtility?

Greetings,

Enrico

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Mar 16, 2018

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If i open the Startup tab and right click on 'AGCInvokerUtility' I can't press on Open file location.

Only on 'turn on' and 'search online'

Greetings,

Enrico

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 16, 2018

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See if you can locate this folder AdobeGCClient in this location

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient

If you do just delete it

If you have concerns about your PC, try running these, both have free editions

Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads

Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 16, 2018

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I'll already delete that file(C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\) but 'AGCInvokerUtility' is still to find in the startup tab.

Greetings,

Enrico

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Mar 16, 2018

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Download CCleaner from here

Download CCleaner | Clean, optimize & tune up your PC, free!

Install and go to Tools > Startup and you should be able to right click on the process and delete it from there

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Mar 16, 2018

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Thank you very must!

It works!

Greetings,

Enrico

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 16, 2018

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No worries glad to help!

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Dec 04, 2018

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i removed all adobe, but this file hung around which brings me to the conclusion that most reports are correct in saying its malware

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New Here ,
Apr 06, 2019

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What does it do? It says it has high impact on startup. Can I remove it from startup without it messing up my adobe apps?

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2019

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File and Registry remnants are always left behind...you should use something like Revo to clean it out properly.

Also, Adobe creates tasks in Windows Task Scheduler that you need to delete or disable.

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Feb 17, 2020

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OH YES, It does great GREAT HARM!

 

It effectively blocks even a fast PC for several minutes when it spawns 15-20 (!!) instances och the same process, each using 5-6% CPU load!

 

This is simply one of the worst constructed piece of software that Adobe has ever designed, and that says a lot! How on earth can Adobe issue a bloatware like this that occupies the client computer for several minutes, for no benefit for the client?

 

I can understand their effort to chech that you run only genuine software. But there are many far more competent ways of doing this! As of now they effectively STEAL my working hours even if I have no intention to use any Adobe SW during the session.

 

Rethink! Do right! 

 

 

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Jun 08, 2020

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Hello Ted,

I use Bitdefender Total Security & it blocked this application (agcinvokerutility.exe) with the option for me to allow it. After searching for more info on the application, I ended up here. After reading all the posts, I've learned that I don't know a damn thing about computers, software, applications, etc. I'm afraid if I don't accept the agcinvokerutility.exe application, I'll find some time down the road it was extremely necessary & if I do accept it, that will cause more problems than I can handle. I'm getting mixed messages about this application here. Some say it's harmless, others say hell no it isn't. Do you have any useful, laymen terms advice for a computer idiot? Is it a necessary application for someone who almost never uses Adobe? Thx. 

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Apr 30, 2019

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That's "pretty cool" how after uninstalling adobe on windows 10, this startup option AGCInvokerUtility.exe still exists, and the creative cloud file folder still exists. Adobe needs to fix their uninstallers. They're horrible. Better yet, stop bundling creative cloud, and a dozen other background programs (like agcinvoker.exe) that spawn a dozen background processes that have NOTHING to do with the program and that no one uses. Adobe used to be an awesome company a decade ago. That was until they went saas everything and started bundling needless bloat into their software. #NoOneAtAdobeIsListening. Garbage management, garbage software.

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May 08, 2019

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Yeah I agree, some Adobe startup items is also crashing my file explorer, I cannot even create an empty folder  - not sure if it is because I've actually started using Creative Cloud for backups now and use more space than I normally do. There is an annoying flickering of my desktop (icons / taskbar appears and disappears). All of these do not occur when I disable Adobe Systems Inc startup items like GC Invoker Utility.

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Jun 05, 2019

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why do i have over 50 of this processes running on my mac?

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Nov 11, 2019

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WHen my computer switches on (I assume out of hibernate) I have over a hundred of these processes and it kills the ability to use the computer until they either disappear (takes 30 mins plus) or I manually terminate each process. What is going on and how do I stop this happening???

 

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Nov 20, 2019

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This looks like a cracked vestion of Adobe has been instaled

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Nov 21, 2019

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No.. it is a clean install of windows 10 and have full creative suite subscription. 

 

For some reason, Adobe had created hundreds of scheduled tasks to run GC Invoker, which promptly ran and killed the computer each time. Removing those scheduled tasks solved the issue.

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Jan 05, 2020

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Jesus Adobe what are you doing

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Feb 24, 2020

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Same problem, after an update last month Creative Cloud and agcinvokerutility started loading hundreds of times on my Windows 10 PC, completely locking it up. I use Bitdefender virus protection and my PC appears clean. In an attempt to regain control of the PC I used task manager to close hundreds of agcinvokerutility.exe tasks as well as Creative Cloud. It is extremely time consuming to close hundreds of tasks but once completed I used the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool uninstall app to remove Creative Cloud and reinstalled. I also disabled agcinvokerutility.exe and Creative Cloud in task manager start up and configsys and later renamed the exe file. Unfortunately, I still have the same problem, nothing I have tried will prevent agcinvokerutility.exe from launching hundreds of times or CC launching dozens of times and can no longer use my PC without running the command window and "taskkill /im agcinvokerutility.exe /f"  .  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

 
 

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Feb 27, 2020

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@bpv @riazk5775772

Same probleme here.

Do you have any new information to share about this?

Adobe ... pffffffffffffff .....

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Feb 28, 2020

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Feb 28, 2020

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Sadly no reply or support from Adobe, a workaround solution if you can gain access to your computer long enough to run a batch file is to copy and paste the following in Notepad and save as a .bat extension, then put the link on your desktop, if your PC allows a few seconds to move the mouse cursor to the link, click on it, hit the space bar, and it will kill all the running agcinvokerutility tasks quickly:

 

Pause

taskkill /im agcinvokerutility.exe /f

Pause

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 28, 2020

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"Sadly no reply or support from Adobe"

Hi

This is a user to user so you're not really addressing Adobe here, for issues like this you would be better posting on the Adobe Feedback Forum

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I spent almost 2 hours with at very service minded Adobe support person, trying to find the reason behind this mess. We failed. I urged him to file a bug report. Not sure, he seemed hesitant. Seems they are not allowed to...

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Feb 29, 2020

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Good idea @bpv.

But i "resolved" in another way, it seems.

 

The file AGCInvokerUtility.exe is located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient

I move that file in a temp folder that i created myself, such as here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\Temp Created Manual

Since then i have no problems anymore. It seems Adobe can't detect that folder and therefore won't use "Adobe CG Invoker utility.exe" anymore. Of course the Process is no more to find in Task Manager.

 

But there is still an unanswered question ... what is for AGCInvokerUtility.exe?

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Feb 29, 2020

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I sent my first message to Adobe support about 4 weeks ago, the second one about 2 weeks ago...sadly no response from Adobe. Fortunately, members of this forum did contribute useful ideas.

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Feb 29, 2020

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I tried renaming the agcinvokerutility.exe file and eventually deleted it but the first time I checked for updates the process starting loading more than a hundred times again. Perhaps there is more than one copy of the file on my PC.

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Hi bpv,

I use Bitdefender as well & it blocked this application with the option for me to allow it. After searching for more info on the application, I ended up here. After reading all the posts up to yours I've learned that I don't know a damn thing about computers, software, applications, etc. I'm afraid if I don't allow the agcinvokerutility.exe application, I'll find some time down the road it was extremely necessary & if I do allow it, that will cause more problems than I can handle. I'm getting mixed messages about this application here. Some say it's harmless, others say hell ya it is. Do you have any useful, laymen terms advice for a computer idiot? Is it a necessary application for someone who almost never uses Adobe? Thx. 

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