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12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,788
United States Rank #7,422
Reach 0.1684%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.43 days
484.73 days >
Average installed length: 254.69 days


10.1.3 0.04%
10.0.0 99.96%

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Adobe Reader X

What is Adobe Reader X?

Adobe Acrobat X (version 10.0) is an 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. It included "sandboxing" protection for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.


The most common release is 10.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 57 files and is usually about 105.12 MB (110,224,394 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AA0000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 105.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader X

Program executable:AcroRd32.exe
Name:Adobe Reader
Signed by:Adobe Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
Adobe Acrobat is a set of application software developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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
  • piaglbreakfinder.dll - XML Form Architecture's AGL Break Finder
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Adobe XMP Core 5.2-c001 ( 32 bit ))
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Adobe ExtendScript scripting engine (32 bit))
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 10.0)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ScCore.dll - ScCore 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Scripting Components Core (32 bit))
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 10.0)
  • 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
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0
  • ViewerPS.dll - Acrobat Viewer ProxyStub Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9365FD19-2FED-417F-A011-6C206F4707C2}' (runs on registration).
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Collab Sync' (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 Reader Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.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 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000173628%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001354%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000382%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,609,889
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:676 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:26 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.9 MB
Total CPU:0.3430811080%
Kernel CPU:0.26466257%
User CPU:0.07841854%
I/O reads/min:55.53 KB
I/O writes/min:81 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Reader X?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.66%
Windows 8 10.22%
Windows XP 9.42%
Windows Vista 1.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 53.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.83%
Windows 7 Professional 9.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.40%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.09%
Windows 8 Pro 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.15% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 38.15%
  United States 17.80%
  India 7.87%
  Indonesia 3.79%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  IQ 2.30%
  Saudi Arabia 1.78%
  Egypt 1.66%
  Thailand 1.53%
  Malaysia 1.29%
  Canada 1.17%
  BD 1.01%
  United Arab Emirates 0.97%
  Turkey 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.94%
Hewlett-Packard 24.16%
Acer 15.13%
ASUS 10.04%
Lenovo 4.13%
Intel 2.42%
Toshiba 1.84%
American Megatrends 1.14%
Samsung 0.64%
MSI 0.57%
Sahara 0.57%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.19%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.79%
HP ProBook 4530s 3.60%
Gigabyte EP31-DS3L 2.53%

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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