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Should I remove Adobe Reader MUI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,076
United States Rank #1,152
Reach 0.7546%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.30 days
775.91 days >
Average installed length: 407.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.5.5 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 9.5.5 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 52 files and is usually about 690.47 KB (707,043 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: 690.47 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 9.5.5 MUI

  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • acrotextextractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • acroiehelper.dll - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.3 r183)
  • eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • acrord32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.5)
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.5.5"
  • a3dutility.exe - Adobe Acrobat 3D Utility (Adobe 3D Utility 9.5)
  • acrobroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • acrord32.exe
  • acrord32info.exe
  • acrordif.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • adobecollabsync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 9.5
  • agm.dll - AGM Wed May 8 12:48:11 2013 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType Wed May 8 13:53:33 2013 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • pdfprevhndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • viewerps.dll - Acrobat Viewer ProxyStub Library
  • ace.dll - ACE Tue Jun 7 19:16:12 2011 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • jp2klib.dll - JP2KLib 2013/03/15-12:51:25 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • logtransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 9.5)
  • acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • adobexmp.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 4.2.1-c043)
  • sqlite.dll - sqlite Dynamic Link Library
  • axsle.dll - AXSLE 2012/12/05-18:19:43 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • icucnv36.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • pdfprevhndlrshim.exe - Adobe PDF Preview Handler Helper Application
  • piaglbreakfinder.dll - XML Form Architecture's AGL Break Finder
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobelinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • adobeupdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install 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))
  • axe8sharedexpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • 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
  • cryptocme2.dll
  • icudt36.dll (by IBM and others) - ICU Data DLL
  • icudt36_cjk.dll
  • icudt36_full.dll
  • icuuc36.dll
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • logtransport2.dll - Transport Dynamic Link Library
  • onix32.dll (by Lextek International) - Onix32 Dynamic Link Library (Onix32 Text Indexing and Search Library)
  • pe.dll (by Environmental Systems Research Institute) - PE (Projection Engine library)
  • vdk150.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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).
  • 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}.
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.
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.
2 Startup Files (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".
  • 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 '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

acrord32.exe
Memory:47.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0028718147%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00154743%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00132438%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:25,826,865
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:88
70 average
I/O reads/min:21.85 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:609 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Reader MUI?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader 9.5.5 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 9.5.5 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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Reader 9.5.5 MUI you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.54%
Windows 8 4.69%
Windows XP 0.73%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 84.19%
Windows 7 Starter 4.37%
Windows 10 Home 3.48%
Windows 7 Professional 2.40%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.02%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  Germany 6.00%
  France 5.73%
  Italy 4.65%
  Canada 4.55%
  Netherlands 2.91%
  Australia 2.45%
  Sweden 2.24%
  Brazil 1.73%
  Spain 1.72%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Finland 1.20%
  Taiwan 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.24%
Acer 42.92%
ASUS 7.86%
Medion 1.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 13.33%
HP G62 Notebook PC 8.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.81%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.29%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.62%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.15%

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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