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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,321
United States Rank #9,296
Reach 0.0301%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 430.92 days
1090.60 days >
Average installed length: 573.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.5.1 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 9.5.1 MUI

What is Adobe Reader MUI?

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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 51 files and is usually about 657.52 KB (673,303 bytes). The installed file adobe_updater.exe 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\plug_ins
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-FFFF-7B44-A91000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 657.52 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 9.5.1 MUI

  • acroiehelper.dll - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • a3dutility.exe - Adobe Acrobat 3D Utility (Adobe 3D Utility 9.5)
  • ace.dll - ACE Tue Jun 7 19:16:12 2011 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • acrobroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • acrord32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.5)
  • acrord32.exe
  • acrord32info.exe
  • acrordif.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • acrotextextractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobecollabsync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 9.5
  • adobelinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • adobeupdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • adobexmp.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 4.2.1-c043)
  • agm.dll - AGM Sun Jan 30 21:13:51 2011 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • aiodlite.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • atl.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (ATL Module for Windows NT (Unicode))
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.3 r183)
  • axe8sharedexpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • axsle.dll - AXSLE 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • bib.dll - BIB Fri Feb 27 16:35:20 2009 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • bibutils.dll - BIBUtils Fri Feb 27 12:59:13 2009 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • ccme_base.dll
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType Tue Mar 27 04:44:19 2012 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • cryptocme2.dll
  • eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • icucnv36.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • icudt36.dll (by IBM and others) - ICU Data DLL
  • icudt36_cjk.dll
  • icudt36_full.dll
  • icuuc36.dll
  • jp2klib.dll - JP2KLib 2011/04/22-12:26:33 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • logtransport2.dll - Transport Dynamic Link Library
  • logtransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.1"
  • onix32.dll (by Lextek International) - Onix32 Dynamic Link Library (Onix32 Text Indexing and Search Library)
  • pdfprevhndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • pe.dll (by Environmental Systems Research Institute) - PE (Projection Engine library)
  • piaglbreakfinder.dll - XML Form Architecture's AGL Break Finder
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 9.5)
  • sqlite.dll - sqlite Dynamic Link Library
  • vdk150.dll
  • viewerps.dll - Acrobat Viewer ProxyStub Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
Mozilla Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Reader Plugin for Firefox' with a plugin key of 'Adobe Reader' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • 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)
  • adobe_updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe".
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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Reader MUI?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader 9.5.1 MUI 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 MUI 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 9.5.1 MUI, 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 MUI.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Reader 9.5.1 MUI you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 95.27%
Windows 8 3.07%
Windows XP 1.18%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.22%
Windows 7 Starter 4.28%
Windows 7 Professional 2.38%
Windows 10 Home 1.66%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.74%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  France 4.19%
  Australia 4.19%
  Germany 4.19%
  Italy 2.91%
  Canada 2.55%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Spain 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Belgium 0.73%
  Norway 0.73%
  Argentina 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 53.54%
Acer 36.75%
ASUS 8.14%
Medion 1.05%
Dell 0.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.95%
HP G62 Notebook PC 8.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.72%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.61%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.41%

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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