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Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9


Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named acrodist.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 82% of users of Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9 come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\
Uninstaller: msiexec /I {AC76D478-1033-0000-3478-000000000004}
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9

Program executable:acrodist.exe
Name:Acrobat Distiller for Windows
Acrobat Distiller
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 9.0\acrobat\acrodist.exe
Additional files:
  • ADUIGP.dll - Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller Printer (Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • Sangam.dll - Adobe India Sangam Core Code 2008/03/16-20:10:24 (Sangam Core Code)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2008/05/07-20:48:00 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils Thu Jun 12 00:14:40 2008 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType Thu Jun 12 02:10:13 2008 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • acrodistdll.dll - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • adistres.dll
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE Thu Jun 12 02:18:02 2008 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM Thu Jun 12 02:18:16 2008 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE Thu Jun 12 00:13:34 2008 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB Thu Jun 12 02:09:54 2008 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2008/05/07-20:48:00 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • pdfport.dll - PDFPort 2008/05/15-00:14:30 (PDFPort Interface Binder)
  • ADREGP.dll - AdobePS5 Rendering Plug-in (Rendering Plug-in)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2008/06/01-19:25:33 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • MPS.dll - MPS 2008/05/18-15:07:01 (Modular Parsing System)
  • Acrobat Elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • ContextMenu.dll - Adobe Acrobat Context Menu
  • ContextMenu64.dll
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • PDFMakerAPI.dll - PDFMakerAPI Module
  • pdfsettings.dll - Adobe PDFSettings (Adobe PDF Settings Manager)
  • SelectPageRange.ocx - Select Page Range (Select Page Range Framer Control)
  • AdobePDFMakerX.dll - Acrobat PDFMaker (AdobePDFMaker ActiveX Automation Server)
  • ImpCommWord.dll
  • PDFMExcel.dll
  • PDFMOfficeAddin.dll - PDFMOfficeAddin Module
  • PDFMPowerPoint.dll
  • PDFMWord.dll
  • PDFMEngine.dll - PDFMaker Engine
  • Aiod.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Acrobat Install On Demand)
  • Adist.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • Adist64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ContextMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
  • ContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
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:\MathCAD\Mathcad PDSi\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".

How do I remove Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 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 Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 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 Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 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 Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Singapore 9.09%
  Netherlands 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 20.00%
LENOVO 20404 20.00%
HPE-398d 20.00%
Dell Studio 540 20.00%

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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