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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #899
United States Rank #514
Reach 0.8930%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.75 days
317.05 days >
Average installed length: 166.59 days


10.1.7 100.00%

Typically installed together

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Adobe Reader X 10.1.7

What is Adobe Reader X?

Adobe Reader X 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.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

AdobeĀ® ReaderĀ® software is the free trusted standard for reliably viewing, printing, and annotating PDF documents. It's the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia.


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 56 files and is usually about 106.34 MB (111,509,522 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-AA1000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 106.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader X 10.1.7

  • 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 10.1)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2011/05/02-20:38:31 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2013/03/26-06:26:16 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2013/03/26-06:26:16 (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 2012/11/08-16:14:15 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2011/05/02-20:38:31 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2013/03/26-06:26:16 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2011/05/02-20:38:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 10.1)
  • 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)
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • ccme_base.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition (Base cryptographic functionality)
  • cryptocme2.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Master library
  • ViewerPS.dll - Acrobat Viewer ProxyStub Library
  • 64BitMAPIBroker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9EC5B232-E87B-449D-9002-B9BB1BB98039}' (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 10.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • 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:33.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006729712%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042418%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024879%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,911,398
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5.61 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:72 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
Memory:3.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0000252758%
Kernel CPU:0.00001264%
User CPU:0.00001264%
CPU cycles/sec:7,060
I/O reads/min:74 Bytes
I/O writes/min:136 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Reader X?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) 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 (10.1.7), 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) 62%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.95%
Windows Vista 17.54%
Windows XP 11.24%
Windows 8 4.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.54%
Windows 7 Professional 12.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.22%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.47%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  Canada 3.11%
  Australia 2.68%
  Croatia 1.53%
  MK 1.42%
  India 1.37%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Israel 0.70%
  Turkey 0.70%
  Iran 0.66%
  Malaysia 0.59%
  Saudi Arabia 0.52%
  Indonesia 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.22%
Hewlett-Packard 27.60%
Acer 10.78%
Toshiba 8.61%
ASUS 4.47%
Intel 2.84%
Lenovo 2.44%
Samsung 1.93%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.61%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.16%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 1525 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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