What is AGCInvokerUtility.exe?

AGCInvokerUtility.exe is part of GC Invoker Utility and developed by Adobe Systems, Incorporated according to the AGCInvokerUtility.exe version information.

AGCInvokerUtility.exe's description is "Adobe GC Invoker Utility"

AGCInvokerUtility.exe is digitally signed by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

AGCInvokerUtility.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about AGCInvokerUtility.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on AGCInvokerUtility.exe:

Product nameGC Invoker Utility
Company nameAdobe Systems, Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe GC Invoker Utility
Internal nameAGCInvokerUtility.exe
Original filenameAGCInvokerUtility.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2017 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Product version4.5.0.814 BuildVersion: 4.5; BuildDate: Fri Jan 05 2018 07:28:12
File version4.5.0.814

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameGC Invoker Utility
Company nameAdobe Systems, Incorporated
File descriptionAdobe GC Invoker Utility
Internal nameAGCInvokerUtility.exe
Original filenameAGCInvokerUtility.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2017 Adobe Systems Incorpo..
Product version4.5.0.814 BuildVersion: 4.5; BuildDa..
File version4.5.0.814

Digital signatures [?]

AGCInvokerUtility.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAdobe Systems Incorporated
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)
Certificate serial number06b922a8397e632fe5348da267275b4f

VirusTotal report

None of the 67 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the AGCInvokerUtility.exe file.

None of the 67 anti-virus programs detected the AGCInvokerUtility.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to agcinvokerutility.exe:

agcinvokerutility.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

agcinvokerutility.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Adobe GC Invoker Utility has stopped working.

End Program - agcinvokerutility.exe. This program is not responding.

agcinvokerutility.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

agcinvokerutility.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 90% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 553 users.

User vote results: There were 499 votes to remove and 54 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Adobe Victim writes

3 thumbs

AdobeGCInvoker is their anti piracy file "Adobe Genuine Copy". The program really slows the computer at startup, and locks bootup awaiting server response. This is particularly noticeable if on the road with no Internet access. Usually EOL software is noticeable, when instead of developing, their lawyers get involved with restrictions. Another 5-10 years left, sell Adobe short. Moved to Affinity Photo GREAT PROGRAM. When an Acrobat alternative appears, their fate will be sealed. -= The Soothsayer =-

# 11 Feb 2018, 7:12

Angela Basso writes

2 thumbs

Your software is great! But it won't allow me to remove AGCInvokerUtility.exe which is why I downloaded it! Why do some of the files allow me to check them to be deleted and the ones I need to delete not?

# 27 Feb 2018, 7:37

Geoff writes

2 thumbs

This is a very serious issue which Adobe do not seem to be very interested in stopping. I have an issue where it is preventing me upgrading my MS Office suite. Adobe are beginning to think they are Gods and can do whatever they like.

# 1 Mar 2018, 1:35

Roger Karlsson writes

5 thumbs

Yeah, I agree with "Adobe Victim". This AGCInvokerUtility.exe appears to be part of Adobe's integrity checking software that runs validation testing. Checking for any tampering with Adobe Software program files or invalid licenses.

@Angela: What issue did you see related to AGCInvokerUtility.exe?

FreeFixer hides the Delete checkbox for files that are from trusted sources, such as Microsoft, Google and Adobe. You can still delete it with FreeFixer's File Nuker under the Tools tab, but do so at your own risk. I don't know if the Adobe software will work if you remove files related to the integrity checking.

# 13 Mar 2018, 7:06

Madeline writes

2 thumbs

My concern is Task Manager cites this program as having a "medium" impact at startup. I suspect it also "checks" on a regular basis as I doubt it just goes away after startup. I deeply resent paying for software and then paying for more and more elaborate hardware to satisfy all the "extras" the software wants me to run.

# 27 May 2018, 19:53

Loquacious1 writes

3 thumbs

Just noticed this file in msconfig startup files which I check periodically to keep streamlined from endless software additions I don't request to automatically start and slows my system during reboots. If I don't 'need' this to startup why would I leave it check marked to run? I won't, it's gone.

# 7 Jul 2018, 7:03

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