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VersionDistribution
11.0.01 100.00%

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Adobe PDF Creation Add-On XI

What is Adobe PDF Creation Add-On XI?  (from Adobe Systems)

Create a PDF file from another application (for example, Microsoft Word) by printing a document to the Adobe PDF printer. If you can create a PDF file from another application using Acrobat Distiller, there could be a problem with FrameMaker or with the specific document or book you're converting.

Overview

Adobe PDF Creation Add-On XI is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 583.13 KB (597,122 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 52% of users of Adobe PDF Creation Add-On XI come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76D478-1033-F450-3478-000000000006}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 583.13 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe PDF Creation Add-On XI

  • 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 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XMP Core 5.4-c005 ( 32 bit ))
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrodistdll.dll
  • adistres.dll
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2012/11/18-18:22:45 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2012/11/26-13:26:55 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • pdfport.dll - PDFPort 2012/08/24-12:41:50 (PDFPort Interface Binder)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2012/11/18-18:22:45 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2012/11/18-18:22:45 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • MPS.dll - MPS 2012/11/13-11:14:58 (Modular Parsing System)
  • 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

Scheduled Task
  • acrodist.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0BC1AF7B-AC25-4B87-95E9-8FA445C628FD}' (runs on registration).
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 11.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • acrodist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\acrodist.exe'.

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

Quickly and completely remove Adobe PDF Creation Add-On XI 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 XI 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 XI, 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 XI.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 56%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 56.25%
Windows 7 43.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 18.75%
Windows 8.1 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.00%
  India 8.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  Slovenia 4.00%
  South Africa 4.00%
  Brazil 4.00%
  Belgium 4.00%
  Philippines 4.00%
  Israel 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Dell 21.43%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Medion 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
GIGABYTE 7.14%
Apple 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE P750 6.25%
MSI MS-7641 6.25%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 6.25%
LENOVO 3497A62 6.25%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%

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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