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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,356
United States Rank #4,333
Reach 0.0822%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 296.45 days
941.28 days >
Average installed length: 494.57 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.5.0 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 9.5.0

What is Adobe Reader?

Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication. Adobe also allows Acrobat plug-ins to be developed by third parties, which can add extra functions to the Acrobat program.

Overview

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). 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 primary executable is named AcroRd32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 91.31 MB (95,744,372 bytes). 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.

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-A95000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 91.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 9.5.0

Program executable:AcroRd32.exe
Name:Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader 9.5
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
MD5:c7eddac1e795976cdf62d785836fe38d
Additional files:
  • 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 Tue Jan 3 21:51:23 2012 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 9.5)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • LogTransport2.dll - Transport Dynamic Link Library
  • ACE.dll - ACE Tue Jun 7 19:16:12 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 2011/04/22-12:26:33 (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 9.5)
  • 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 10.3 r183)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.5)
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 9.5
  • icucnv36.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7548DA5B-0765-4C2A-9F72-3A5F5CC2EA1C}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Reader Speed Launcher.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Bing Bar' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

LogTransport2.exe
Memory:3.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0077807563%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00437472%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00340603%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,064
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:42 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7 Bytes
105.02 KB average
AcroRd32.exe
Memory:47.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0028718147%
Kernel CPU:0.00154743%
User CPU:0.00132438%
CPU cycles/sec:25,826,865
Switches/sec:88
I/O reads/min:21.85 KB
I/O writes/min:609 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader 9.5.0 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 Reader 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 Reader 9.5.0, 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 Reader.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.13%
Windows XP 17.26%
Windows Vista 13.88%
Windows 8 3.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.41%
Windows 7 Professional 9.71%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.32%
  United Kingdom 6.85%
  Canada 4.10%
  Australia 3.33%
  India 2.88%
  Iran 1.86%
  Israel 1.02%
  Indonesia 0.64%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Philippines 0.64%
  Germany 0.51%
  Malaysia 0.51%
  South Africa 0.51%
  BG 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.39%
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Toshiba 14.86%
Acer 8.89%
GIGABYTE 5.14%
Intel 3.89%
ASUS 3.47%
Samsung 3.33%
Lenovo 3.06%
Sahara 1.25%
Sony 1.25%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.83%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.20%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.20%

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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