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4% remove it96% keep it
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Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop


Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 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 primary executable is named PDapp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 24.5 MB (25,695,277 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{E9B49D7B
Estimated size: 24.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop

Program executable:PDapp.exe
Name:Adobe Application Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\core\PDapp.exe
Additional files:
  • CmdCntr.dll - Adobe Creative Cloud Connections (Command center library)
  • Core.dll - core
  • Creative Cloud Uninstaller.exe - Adobe Creative Cloud Uninstaller
  • NEX.dll - NEX
  • NotificationManager.dll
  • VulcanWrapper.dll - Vulcan wrapper library
  • AppsPanelBL.dll - Adobe Creative Cloud Connection (Apps Panel IL)
  • AppsPanelIL.dll
  • HEX.dll - Adobe HTML Experience Engine
  • acsl.dll - Adobe Core Sync Library
  • VulcanMessage5.dll - Vulcan Message Library
  • Creative Cloud Helper.exe - Creative Cloud Helper (Creative Cloud Helper Application)
  • Analytics.dll - Adobe Creative Cloud (Analytics Core Extension)
  • c3containerBL.dll
  • c3containerUI.dll
  • C3Prefs.dll - C3Prefs Core Extension
  • Creative Cloud.exe
  • ElevationManager.dll - Elevation Manager
  • HomePanelBL.dll - Home Panel
  • HomePanelUI.dll
  • LocManager.dll - Localization Manager
  • Adobe CEF Helper.exe - Adobe CEF Helper
  • CreativeCloudSet-Up.exe - Creative Cloud (Creative Cloud Set-Up)
  • npAdobeAAMDetect32.dll - AdobeAAMDetect (Creative Cloud Desktop Plugin.v_2_0_0_0)
  • npAdobeAAMDetect64.dll
  • gude.dll - Gude Library
  • boost_threads.dll - DVA Product
  • dvacore.dll
  • AdobePIM.dll - PIM DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npAdobeAAMDetect64.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npAdobeAAMDetect64.dll'.
  • npAdobeAAMDetect32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npAdobeAAMDetect32.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npAdobeAAMDetect64.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'adobe.com/AdobeAAMDetect' with a plugin key of 'adobe.com/AdobeAAMDetect' for all users of the PC.
  • npAdobeAAMDetect32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'adobe.com/AdobeAAMDetect' with a plugin key of 'adobe.com/AdobeAAMDetect' for all users of the PC.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Creative Cloud.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Creative Cloud' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\ACC\Creative Cloud.exe" --showwindow=false --onOSstartup=true.

How do I remove Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 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 Creative Cloud Desktop 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 Creative Cloud Desktop, 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 Creative Cloud Desktop.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop 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 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Alienware 50.00%

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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