How to Repair Acrord32.Exe


Acrord32.exe is the name of the Acrobat Reader program's process. Acrobat Reader opens PDF documents that you encounter on the Internet so that you may read them. However, when you close the PDF window, the Acrord32.exe process will remain open until you restart your computer again. This can cause the computer memory to be drained and slow your computer. You can repair the Acrord32.exe error yourself.

  • Click on "Start," "All Programs," "Adobe," then "Adobe Reader" to open the program.

  • Click on the "Edit" tab at the top of the screen and cursor down to "Preferences" and click on it.

  • Browse for the "Internet" link on the left hand side of the screen and click on it to open the web browser options for Adobe Reader.

  • Click on the "Display PDF in Browser" check box to deselect the option. This will prevent Adobe Reader from attempting to open PDF documents through the Internet browser.

  • Click on "Start," then "Run." Type in "taskmgr" and press the "Enter" key. This will open the Windows Task Manager. Once the task manager opens, click on the "Processes" tab on the top of the task manager. Locate the "Acrord32.exe" process and click on it to select it. Click the "End Process" button to stop the process. This should free up the RAM memory on your computer, as well as prevent Adobe Reader from consuming memory by opening PDF documents through your Internet browser.

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