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Adobe software you are using is not genuine

But recently, more and more Windows 10 users reported this message: The Adobe software you are using is not genuine.

What’s more, it seems the message appears on the screen even though they have bought legitimate copies of Adobe products.

This issue applies to Windows and Mac alike, and today we’ll take a look at viable solutions for all the Windows 10 users out there.

How do I avoid the Adobe software you are using is not genuine message?

1. Make sure your software version is genuine

For those of you who don’t have an official Adobe product or product suite, we recommend downloading the latest version from the official product’s webpage and install it before starting making any changes to your PC.

Here’s the list of Adobe products and the links to their official pages:

2. Disable Adobe Genuine Software Integrity service

The most successful fix among users is to delete and remove all instances of the software responsible for the pop-up message, which is Adobe Genuine Software Integrity.

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager.adobe software is not genuine on windwos 10
  2. Find the Adobe Genuine Integrity service in the Processes tab, right-click it, and choose Open File Location. It should open a folder named AdobeGCIClient.
  3. Go back to Task Manager, click on the Adobe Genuine Integrity process, and then hit End Task.
  4. Delete the AdobeGCIClient folder opened at step 2.
  5. Restart your computer and check if the problem is gone.

If the issue still exists and after the folder was re-created, instead of deleting it try to rename it to something similar.

Alternatively, you can do the same thing but in a more advanced way that guarantees the complete removal of the Adobe Genuine Software:

  • Remove via CMD
    Adobe Software You Are Using is Not Genuine on windows 10
  1. To delete the service, type cmd in the Windows search box, right-click the result, and select Run as administrator.
  2. Then, in cmd, type sc delete AGSService and hit Enter.

3. Remove Adobe Updater Startup Utility

  1. To delete the service, type cmd in the Windows search box, right-click the result, and select Run as administrator.fix Adobe Software Not Genuine

  2. Then, in cmd, type sc delete AAMUpdater and hit Enter.
  3. To remove the task, type Task Scheduler in the Windows search box and hit enter.
  4. Now find and delete the AdobeAAMUpdater task.

If you followed the steps correctly, the Adobe software you are using is not genuine pop-up message on Windows 10 should now be gone and you should be able to continue your work without any interruptions.

For any other questions or another fix to the problem, just reach for the comments section below and we’ll be sure to take a look.

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