This article will help you to know exactly what Adobe GC Invoker Utility is, what it does, whether it is useful to a computer or not. If it is not needed, this article will also guide you on how to successfully remove it from your system.
- 1 What is Adobe GC Invoker Utility?
- 2 Should I disable it?
- 3 How Do I Disable It?
What is Adobe GC Invoker Utility?
The Adobe GC Invoker Utility can also be referred to as GC Invoker Utility. Adobe GC Invoker Utility is the process or file name, while GC Invoker Utility is the software itself or you can say the name of the product, with the internal name as AGCInvokerUtility.exe, produced by the company known as Adobe Systems Incorporated.
When you open your Task Manager, and go to the Startup processes, what you will see there is the AGCInvokerUtility.exe file. To simplify it, just go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe \AdobeGCClient and you will find it. The .exe extension there show that it is an executable file, and this kind of files could sometimes pose as a threat to your computer. Under normal circumstances, GC Invoker Utility will not harm your computer, as they possess very important programs that are needed for the smooth running of the computer, but oftentimes some disguise as Adobe GC Invoker Utility and imports virus into your computer. Not just this .exe file, any time you an email with some files or documents with the .exe extension, do not be quick to download them, because they could be a virus.
Should I disable it?
The above explanation has to a great extent described this file or software, how and when it can pose as a threat to your PC.
The GC Invoker Utility is not that important for a Windows Operating System and does not pose any threat, except in the instances mentioned above. It is always better you don’t disable it, especially for Windows 10, 8, 7. However, if you discover that it has been infected, and is now negatively affecting the performance of your computer, that is when it is right to disable it to avoid it causing more damage.
How Do I Disable It?
Method 1: Restart your computer in safe mode.
The first step you have to take before you disable Adobe GC Invoker Utility is to restart your computer in safe mode. Although some people don’t always remember to do this, it’s very necessary that you try this method first, if it did not solve the problem, then you can try other methods. There are different ways to do this in different windows, but for Windows 10, this is how to do it:
I. Open the Start menu
2. Click on the power button icon, which will bring out other power options
3. Click the SHIFT Key, and while you are still holding the SHIFT key down, press the restart button
Now that the reboot is done, click on the Troubleshoot icon, scroll to the Startup Settings and also select the advanced option and then click restart. You will be given an option to reboot, select Enter Safe Mode with Networking. You are done.
Now that you’re done, check to see if the problem has been solved, if not, then go ahead and explore other methods
Method 2: Uninstall AGCInvokerUtility.exe from Task Manager.
If you want to make sure that the Adobe GC Invoker Utility does not run at startup, then you have to delete it from the Task Manager. Follow the steps below to do it:
1. Double click on the Task Manager to open it
2. Scroll to the Adobe GC Invoker Utility, you will find it under Startup
3. Right-click on the Adobe GC Invoker Utility and click on Disable.
Method 3: Uninstall AGCInvokerUtility.exe through the Control Panel.
For Window 10 users
1. The first thing to do is to Click and Select on Start Menu
2. Click on All apps
3. Now, from the list that will appear, choose AGCInvokerUtility.exe, you are also free to choose any other program you suspect to be a threat.
4. Right-click on AGCInvokerUtility.exe to select it, and then uninstall
For Window 8 users
1. Select “Charms bar”
2. Click on Settings Option
3. Click on Control Panel
4. Click on Uninstall a Program, and then look for the program that has to do with AGCInvokerUtility.exe and uninstall it.
Method 4: Delete all the files created by AGCInvokerUtility.exe from the registry
Click the “Win + R” keys altogether to reveal the Run windows
Type Regedit in the search field and press ok, or hit Enter on your keyboard.
Now that the registry entries are open, click press CTRL + F together and type AGCInvokerUtility.exe to reveal and delete all the dangerous files.