Adobe Reader Problem: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file

When you install Adobe Reader the installation works fine, but when you try to open Adobe Reader you receive the error message for AdobeARM.exe: “Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item”.

Adobe Reader Error message

Adobe Reader error message

The error message returns regularly.

This error may be caused by virus protection software like Comodo or Avast Internet Security.  Close Adobe Reader completely, then disable any virus protection software and firewalls completely and then restart Adobe Reader.  If this solves the problem, you can try to add Adobe Reader to the safe list of your virus protection software and restart it.

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