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Should I remove Adobe Acrobat DC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,716
United States Rank #3,195
Reach 0.1713%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.88 days
55.40 days >
Average installed length: 29.11 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.010.20060 0.50%
15.010.20059 6.28%
15.010.20056 11.77%
15.009.20079 16.59%
15.009.20077 6.78%
15.009.20071 2.83%
15.009.20069 1.79%
15.008.20082 22.91%
15.007.20033 23.28%
15.006.30121 0.08%
15.006.30119 1.50%
15.006.30097 1.29%
15.006.30096 0.62%
15.006.30094 0.29%
15.006.30060 1.83%
15.006.30033 1.66%

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Adobe Acrobat DC

Overview

Adobe Acrobat DC is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 15.007.20033, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 73 files and is usually about 2.29 MB (2,404,365 bytes). The installed file AcroServicesUpdater.exe 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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 52% of users of Adobe Acrobat DC come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-7760-0C0F074E4100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat DC

  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • FileInfo.dll - Adobe XMP FileInfo 2012/08/13-10:05:00 (Adobe XMP FileInfo 5.0-ia010 ( 32 bit ))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2014/12/13-23:22:07 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2014/12/12-00:43:15 (Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c015 ( 32 bit ))
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript 2013/02/04-18:07:46 (Adobe ExtendScript scripting engine (32 bit))
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrodistdll.dll
  • adistres.dll
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • acroamt.dll - acroamt Dynamic Link Library
  • ADelRCP.exe - ADelRCP Dynamic Link Library
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2015/02/27-12:06:53 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2015/02/27-12:06:53 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2014/12/11-13:08:37 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • adobeafp.dll - Adobe Acrobat File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2014/12/13-23:22:07 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2015/02/06-00:43:25 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AIDE.dll - AIDE 2015/02/03-00:43:18 (Adobe Image Decode Encode Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2015/05/25-11:15:34 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Res.dll
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2015/05/25-11:15:34 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2015/02/27-12:06:53 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2015/02/27-12:06:53 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • Acrobat Elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • ContextMenuShim64.dll - Adobe Acrobat Context Menu
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 15.8)
  • Setup.exe - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • Acrobat.dll - Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Acrobat.exe
  • AcrobatInfo.exe
  • AcrobatRes.dll
  • WCChromeNativeMessagingHost.exe - Adobe Create PDF (Adobe Create PDF plug-in listener for Chrome)
  • acrobat_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroCloudConnect.dll - Adobe Acrobat Cloud Connect DLL
  • Acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • AcroScanBroker.exe - AcroScanBroker Module
  • adobe_oobelib.dll - Adobe_OOBELib (Adobe OOBELib)
  • adobe_upgrade.dll - adobe_upgrade (Adobe Upgrade Library)
  • Aiod.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • Adist.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • Adist64.dll
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • amtlib - Copy.dll
  • AcroCEF.exe - Adobe AcroCEF
  • AcroServicesUpdater.exe - Adobe WebInstaller 15.9
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 15.8

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuShim64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {A6595CD1-BF77-430A-A452-18696685F7C7}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D6BB34B-87C0-49FB-A872-7D89C28C84EE}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{800D9056-12A6-4BC7-AE19-FE56641E4D2D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • acrotray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Acrobat Assistant 8.0.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • acrotray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acrobat Assistant 8.0' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat DC?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Acrobat DC from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Acrobat DC 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 Adobe Acrobat DC, 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 Adobe Acrobat DC.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 69%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 69.45%
Windows 7 30.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.87%
Windows 10 Pro 18.09%
Windows 8.1 12.52%
Windows 7 Professional 11.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.62%
  Italy 4.50%
  United Kingdom 3.68%
  Germany 3.61%
  Canada 3.25%
  France 3.15%
  Australia 2.72%
  Netherlands 2.05%
  Spain 1.92%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Mexico 1.29%
  Russia 1.26%
  India 1.13%
  Turkey 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.82%
Dell 24.77%
ASUS 13.89%
Lenovo 9.68%
Acer 9.68%
Toshiba 4.56%
GIGABYTE 4.35%
Samsung 3.02%
MSI 1.75%
Intel 1.12%
Apple 0.70%
Alienware 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.60%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.82%
Dell XPS 8700 2.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.66%

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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