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Should I remove Adobe Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,138
United States Rank #8,614
Reach 0.0574%

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0.1 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 9.0.1

What is Adobe Reader?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Reader is a program that is intended to give you the capability to read, edit and print the popular Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file type, as well as adding a whole host of functions on top of the basic reader. PDF files are a particularly professional looking file type that enables you to read texts in ...  Read more

Overview

Adobe Reader 9.0.1 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 44 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 7. While about 37% of users of Adobe Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

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-A90100000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 9.0.1

  • 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 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 Wed Dec 3 02:12:51 2008 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • LogTransport2.dll - Transport Dynamic Link 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)
  • 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)
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2008/05/07-20:48:00 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • 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 9.0 r127)
  • A3DUtility.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe 3D Utility)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 9.0
  • ViewerPS.dll - Acrobat Viewer ProxyStub Library
  • Onix32.dll - Onix32 Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 4.2.1-c041)
  • pe.dll (by Environmental Systems Research Institute) - PE (Projection Engine library)
  • cryptocme2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{909C7A5F-0929-4708-B708-9EB6808C5FA3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' 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

AcroRd32.exe
Memory:19.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2354797520%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.10657799%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.12890176%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,726,198
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:267.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.27 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader 9.0.1 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 9.0.1, 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) 64%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.34%
Windows 8 5.33%
Windows Vista 4.84%
Windows XP 1.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.75%
Windows 7 Professional 5.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.22%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.97%
Windows 10 Home 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.65%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Iran 4.66%
  Germany 4.24%
  Israel 4.03%
  India 3.39%
  Australia 2.97%
  Italy 2.86%
  Turkey 2.86%
  Philippines 1.69%
  Malaysia 1.59%
  Poland 1.59%
  Romania 1.59%
  Canada 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.07%
ASUS 42.01%
Dell 2.16%
Acer 2.16%
Hewlett-Packard 2.16%
Sony 1.01%
GIGABYTE 0.43%
Common models
LENOVO 0679 11.21%
LENOVO 2958 10.92%
ASUSTeK K52F 8.94%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 2.98%
LENOVO 0914 2.70%
LENOVO 20042 2.55%

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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