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Startup program entry details:

Adobe Photo Downloader (apdproxy.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.

Description:

Part of Adobe's discontinued Photoshop Album SE and older versions of Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom image editing tools. As well as providing System Tray access to the main program this entry detects when a device containing images is connected (such as a USB memory stick, camera or mobile phone) and offers you the chance to import these into your image library - see here for example

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Programmi\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\apdproxy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe"

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