What is atmgr.exe that writes to the file atmgr.exe_Trace.txt?

Posted on 2007-09-29
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I just set up a new Windows Vista computer.  I noticed a file in users\myaccountname folder called atmgr.exe_Trace.txt.  Where did this file come from?  Where did the program that created it come from, what does it do, and is it safe?
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McKnife earned 375 total points
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This should be no problem. First, search for atmgr.exe on your computer and display its properties, you will find some information like company and so on.
Then: what's inside the text file?
You could google for the exefile and the name of the textfile.
At last: you could turn on auditing to see what user accesses that file and when.
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r-k earned 375 total points
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This file appears to be from Adobe, and probably safe. You can right-click on the file and select Properties -> Version to confirm that (as suggested by McKnife also).

If there is any doubt, submit this file to one of these sites for an online analysis:


Good luck.

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