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Application using this process: Adobe
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What is patchw32.dll doing on my computer?
The file patchw32.dll is part of the OOBE (Out-of-box experience) folder of Adobe programs in the Common Files folder. The term OOBE includes the setup process and the initial configuration of a piece of software, as the preparation for the first usage of the product.
Non-system processes like patchw32.dll originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.
Is patchw32.dll harmful?
Can I stop or remove patchw32.dll?
Is patchw32.dll CPU intensive?
Why is patchw32.dll giving me errors?Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.
Why do I have multiple instances of patchw32.dll?
Multiple copies of a process in your task manager may indicate the presence of a virus or Trojan. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus software and perform a full scan to identify any such cases.
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