What is Adobe Gamma Loader.exe? Should I remove it?

Adobe Gamma Loader.exe is a process related to monitor calibration process

Adobe Gamma Loader.exe is a background process under the name of Calibration Manager, which is run by an application known as Adobe Gamma. This software is used to perform all types of tweaks to the monitor brightness, contrast, gamma, color temperature, and much more. While this program is not necessary for any computer to be able to perform display calibration, it provides extra features and more control to users.

Name Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
Type Application file
Related app Adobe Gamma
Function Helps with display calibration
File location C:\Program Files
Startup Boots up with every Windows start due to the registry modification
Removal You do not need to remove this file if you are using the software by Adobe and it is not causing you any problems. If you suspect that the file could be malicious, perform a full system scan with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner

According to the developer of the application:

“The Adobe Gamma Control Panel is used to eliminate color casts in a monitor's display. This allows for accurate on-screen previews of images it will appear on a variety of other devices. When you install Photoshop 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0, the installer places a shortcut to Adobe Gamma Loader.exe in the StartMenu\Programs\StartUp folder. This causes Adobe Gamma Loader.exe to load the settings in the Adobe Gamma Control Panel when Windows starts. Those settings are then applied system-wide.”

It is up to you to decide whether you want the Adobe Gamma Loader.exe running in the background or not. Without a doubt, if the related process is causing your computer to lag or uses too many resources, you should either reinstall the related program or try to fix underlying Windows issues with ReimageIntego or similar repair software.

It is also important to note that any type of executable might be malware in disguise. Cybercriminals often name files of malicious programs based on legitimate ones in order to disguise unwanted background activity. Therefore, you should always be vigilant and never ignore the following symptoms:

  • The executable is not located in C:\Program Files folder;
  • Several instances of the same process running at the same time;
  • Suspicious system crashes, errors, lag, and similar issues;
  • You are not using any Adobe products;
  • Increased consumption of memory, CPU, or other resource by the process.

If you are in doubt, we highly recommend you perform a full system scan with reputable anti-malware software, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. If something malicious is found, delete it immediately.

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