What is AAM Registration Notifier.exe? Should I remove it?

AAM Registration Notifier.exe is a file that belongs to Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Photoshop software packages

AAM Registration Notifier.exe is the process that notifies users about available updates. This is a file belonging to Adobe software, but it is not a crucial part of the Windows operating system. When users encounter problems due to this file it can be eliminated and without any damage to the device. However, you need to asses the particular issue and possible reasons for the interruption and questionable usage of resources before you remove Adobe Application manager Update Notifier Application from the system. Users often wonder if this file is legitimate and can be disabled when it appears running.[1] Reports show that this file causes startup errors involving the executable during every startup.[2] This is not a file exclusive to Windows operating system specifically, it can also appear on MacOS running machines.

AAM Registration Notifier.exe is a legitimate executable related to Adobe Photoshop Elements 10. The program is designed by Adobe Systems Inc. and is compatible with Windows operating systems. You can find AAM Registration Notifier.exe in your Task Manager with its original location being in C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\aam updates notifier.exe.

Name  AAM Registration Notifier.exe
Type Executable file
Purpose This executable launches a process that is designed to notify the user via the system tray about particular Adobe software updates
Associated Mainly with Adobe Acrobat programs that are sued to create, view, modify and print PDF documents
Distribution This file comes with a program package so loads on the system automatically with the installation. The primary location of the executable should be Program files folder
Problems caused Shows errors about missing or stopped AAM Registration Notifier.exe file when the user wants to launch certain programs. It delivers pop-up alerts via Windows Notification Center and with every startup
Elimination This is not a threat or related to virus, but when issues are caused by the executable, you can remove AAM Registration Notifier.exe. You can do that with FortectIntego as it may fix the issues regarding affected files. Run a scan with anti-malware to see if any cyber threats lure on the device

If you are interested in why Notifier.exe is running on your system, you should know that its main task is to check for available software updates for Adobe Creative Suite products. Upon a new update is released, the executable file downloads and installs updates automatically.

Although AAM Registration Notifier.exe is a legitimate file, sometimes it can cause errors on the PC. Typically, these errors are caused by the program, which was installed incorrectly, corrupt registry keys, another program conflicting with Above Photoshop Elements, corrupt download or similar problems.

Errors caused by AAM Registration Notifier.exe that appear on Windows OS computers are:

  • “AAM Registration Notifier.exe Application Error”
  • “Cannot find AAM Registration Notifier.exe”
  • “AAM Registration Notifier.exe is not a valid Win32 application”
  • “AAM Registration Notifier.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience”
  • “AAM Registration Notifier.exe is not running”
  • “AAM Registration Notifier.exe failed”
  • “AAM Registration Notifier.exe not found”
  • “Error starting program: AAM Registration Notifier.exe”
  • “Faulting Application Path: AAM Registration Notifier.exe”

Typically, these errors appear during Windows launch or shutdown. Additionally, they can also pop-up during the installation/startup/operation of the Adobe Photoshop Elements. If you happen to encounter any of these errors, you should pay attention to when and where it occurred, as it is vital information for the troubleshooting of this problem.

Possible reasons why you encounter those errors and may need to remove AAM Registration Notifier.exe:

  • Corrupted file itself.
  • Corrupted installation of the suite.
  • Conflict between the third-party AV tools and the program.
  • AAM Updater continuously calling the executable to run.
  • Problems caused by the Adobe Acrobat Update Service itself.

Finally, we should warn you that AAM Registration Notifier.exe errors might occur due to malware affecting your computer. Often, viruses use names of legitimate exe files while trying to hide on the system. To avoid such cases, it is essential to keep your system up to date and run regular scans with a robust system tool or a repair application like FortectIntego that can indicate file-related problems. It will also help you remove AAM Registration Notifier.exe (malicious version) from the system.

Malware distribution methods

Due to their nature, executable files can be either dangerous or safe. If the malicious .exe file is downloaded to the system without realizing its aim, the system gets infected, according to experts.[3] Therefore, if you are looking for a new version of the program, we do not recommend downloading it from third-party websites. Instead, you should go to the official program's website and see what it offers.

Speaking of third-party websites – it is highly recommended avoiding peer-to-peer sites and illegal versions of software, its cracks, and keygens. Not only this activity is highly illegal (the piracy is punishable by law), but it can also infect the computer with dangerous malware. Note that cracks and keygens have executable files too.

Another common malware distribution method is via spam emails. Therefore, when checking your inbox, make sure you do not open attachments or click on links in emails of unknown origin – even if they look legitimate. Email providers often have built-in security software which flags up potentially dangerous emails. Do not ignore those warnings and delete such emails immediately.

Solutions to AAM Registration Notifier.exe related errors

To sum up, AAM Registration Notifier.exe is NOT malicious. It is a perfectly legitimate file which is required for a proper functionality of Adobe-related programs. However, if you have encountered related errors (mentioned above), you should try the following methods to fix your computer and make sure that it is not infected with some malware:

Run full system scan with anti-spyware program

Make sure that AAM Registration Notifier.exe file is safe. If it is related to malware, there is no surprise that you have been suffering from error messages on your computer. To double-check the file and make sure that files on your computer are up-to-date, run a full system scan with FortectIntego.

Clean your system from junk with Disk Cleanup

  1. Click Start button and type “command” in the search box;
  2. Hold CTRL-Shift at the same time and press Enter;
  3. Once you see a permission dialog window, click Yes;
  4. Once you see a black box, type in “cleanmgr” and click Enter.
  5. The Disc Cleanup will begin immediately. You will also see multiple checkboxes. Double-check these boxes and press OK.

Update Windows Drivers.

  1. Tap on Start button and type “Device Manager.”
  2. Expand one of the categories, right-click it and select “Update Driver.”
  3. Pick “Search automatically for updated driver software.”

Automatic driver updaters are also available, such as Driver Support. However, we highly discourage users from using this type of software as it typically requires them to pay for it, sometimes finds non-existent errors or even corrupts the system.

Re-install Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Tap on Programs
  3. Select Programs and Features
  4. Locate AAM Registration Notifier.exe-related program under the Name column
  5. Click on Uninstall button and follow further instructions.

Install all Windows updates.

  1. Press Start button
  2. Type “update” into the search box
  3. If any updates are available, tick all checkboxes and update.

Re-install Windows.

If none of the methods above help, you can use Windows re-install as a last resort. Every file on your hard drive will be deleted, and you can start afresh. To avoid data loss, we advice backing up all your files.

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