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Should I remove AcrobatReader_9?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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What is AcrobatReader_9?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Acrobat lets business professionals quickly and easily convert any Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, or other paper or electronic document to a reliable Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Adobe PDF files preserve the visual integrity of documents so that they can be e-mailed to colleagues and then view...  Read more


AcrobatReader_9 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 52 files. The installed file adobeupdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A94000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AcrobatReader_9

  • acrobroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • acrotextextractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • pdfprevhndlrshim.exe - Adobe PDF Preview Handler Helper Application
  • axe8sharedexpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • bibutils.dll - BIBUtils Fri Feb 27 12:59:13 2009 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType Thu Apr 14 07:15:44 2011 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 9.4)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • logtransport2.dll - Transport Dynamic Link Library
  • ace.dll - ACE Sun Jan 30 20:18:46 2011 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • agm.dll - AGM Sun Jan 30 21:13:51 2011 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • bib.dll - BIB Fri Feb 27 16:35:20 2009 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • jp2klib.dll - JP2KLib 2010/12/16-21:36:48 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • axsle.dll - AXSLE 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • pdfprevhndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • a3dutility.exe - Adobe Acrobat 3D Utility (Adobe 3D Utility 9.4)
  • adobelinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • logtransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • adobeupdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • acrordif.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.2 r159)
  • acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • acrord32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.4)
  • acrord32.exe
  • acrord32info.exe
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • adobecollabsync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 9.4
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.4"
  • icucnv36.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • icudt36.dll (by IBM and others) - ICU Data DLL
  • viewerps.dll - Acrobat Viewer ProxyStub Library
  • onix32.dll (by Lextek International) - Onix32 Dynamic Link Library (Onix32 Text Indexing and Search Library)
  • adobexmp.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 4.2.1-c043)
  • pe.dll (by Environmental Systems Research Institute) - PE (Projection Engine library)
  • ccme_base.dll
  • cryptocme2.dll
  • vdk150.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".

How do I remove AcrobatReader_9?

Quickly and completely remove AcrobatReader_9 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AcrobatReader_9 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AcrobatReader_9, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AcrobatReader_9.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AcrobatReader_9 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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