If you are running on a Windows machine, you are probably aware of the Task Manager. The Task Manager is an in-built program in Windows 7/8/10 that allows you to monitor programs and their corresponding processes running on your Windows computer. As you keep installing new software and programs on your personal computer, you will see new processes popping up in the Task Manager.
In today’s era, it is important to keep tabs on processes running on your computer. There are chances that a virus or malware might be masquerading as a system process. Such an event will put your personal data and privacy at risk. In this article, we will be discussing the Adobe GC Invoker Utility. We will be giving you a complete breakdown of the GC Invoker Utility process and summarize if it is harmful to your computer.
What Is Adobe GC Invoker Utility?
The Adobe GC Invoker Utility process is a component of Adobe Software Suite. It means that if you are running any Adobe software on your computer, you’ll see the Adobe Invoker Utility process in your Task Manager. The process is part of the Adobe Software you are running on your computer. It facilitates the program by boosting its speed and providing additional utility to the main program.
The process shows up as AGCInvokerUtility.EXE in the Task Manager. It is an executable file. Depending on your system specifications, the process may end up consuming a lot of resources. This will result in a decrease in your PC performance and it may slow down substantially.
The AGCInvokerUtility.EXE is a vital component of the Adobe Software Suite. Being an executable file, it can execute itself on its own and perform its pre-defined purpose. By default, you can find the AGCInvokerUtility.EXE in C:/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Adobe GC Client/
Is it Harmful?
The GC Invoker Utility is installed on your computer alongside Adobe Software. Practically, it is not harmful to your personal computer at all. There should be no reason to worry about it when you are using officially licensed Adobe Software. In some cases, if you are seeing a substantial increase in your computer’s resources by the GC Invoker Utility, there is a high chance that your computer might be infected with malware. The malware might also cause your PC to crash and malfunction. To fix this issue, you should simply disable the Adobe GC Invoker Utility. Check out the methods given below to quickly disable the malfunctioning process.
To be on the safe side, you should periodically scan your computer with Windows Defender.
How to disable Adobe GC Invoker Utility?
Once you have determined whether the said process is malware or not, you can take steps to disable the process and completely delete it from your system. We have compiled a list of methods that get this job done quickly.
Method 1: Restart in Safe Mode
The first thing you should do when any software malfunctions on your computer are to boot up your computer in Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode in Windows 7/8/10 operating system. It is intended to help fix most problems in your operating system. Safe Mode will probably fix most problems in your computer if not all of them.
- Click on the Start Menu.
- Hover the mouse on the Power option and click on it.
- Next, click on Restart while simultaneously holding down the SHIFT key.
- Wait for the computer to reboot.
- On the next screen, click on the Troubleshoot icon and hover over to Startup Settings.
- Go to the Advanced tab and click on Restart.
- On the next screen, choose Enter Safe Mode.
After you have entered the Safe Mode, you can simply open up Task Manager to monitor and disable the GC Invoker Utility process.
Method 2: Uninstall AGCInvokerUtility.exe using Task Manager
The AGCInvokerUtility.EXE starts running as soon as your computer boots up. The easiest way to fix that is by disabling it from the Task Manager.
- Open up the Task Manager by simultaneously pressing CTRL + Shift + ESC keys.
- Alternatively, you can right-click on Windows Taskbar and select the Task Manager option to launch it as well.
- Next, hover over to the Processes tab.
- Search for AGCInvokerUtility.EXE process.
- Once you find the process, right-click on it and select the Disable option.
and that’s it! Your computer should be back to normal if you have been seeing an increase in its resource consumption. This should also fix any/all software errors.
Method 3: Uninstall AGCInvokerUtility.exe using Control Panel
As we have mentioned earlier, the AGCInvokerUtility.EXE is a component of Adobe Software. Thus, to remove it you will have to uninstall all Adobe programs which might be a threat to your computer.
Uninstall AGCInvokerUtility.EXE on Windows 10:
- Click on the Start Menu.
- Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & Features
- In the search box, search for all adobe related program installed on your computer and uninstall the ones which might seem like a threat.
Uninstall AGCInvokerUtility.EXE on Windows 7/8:
- Open the Start Menu.
- Search for Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program option in the Control Panel.
- Search for adobe related software and click on the Uninstall button.
Method 4: Delete all files created by AGCInvokerUtility.exe from the registry
This is the final method where you will be deleting all the residual files left by malware/virus. The Windows Registry comprises of files that are important to your computer. If there are faulty files in the registry, you might encounter system errors and software malfunctioning.
- Open up the Run dialog box by hitting the Windows + R key simultaneously.
- Type Regedit in the dialog box and click OK.
- Press CTRL + F key to open up the find option.
- Search for AGCInvokerUtility.exe to look up files related to it.
- Next, select the files and click on the Delete option.
I hope that you now fully understand the consequences of running pirated software on your computer. It will cause unnecessary issues and also consume a majority of your computer’s resources. If you are having any doubts regarding the above-mentioned methods, let us know in the comments section below. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.