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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,233
United States Rank #1,867
Reach 0.3707%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 56.40 days
253.12 days >
Average installed length: 132.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.1.6 100.00%

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Adobe Reader X 10.1.6 MUI

What is Adobe Reader X MUI?

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)

Adobe Reader lets you read and print from any system any document created as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file, with its original appearance preserved. PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as the author intended by anyone with Adobe Reader.
A brand new feature ...  Read more

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is AcroRd32.exe. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 516.85 KB (529,252 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-FFFF-7B44-AA0000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 516.85 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader X 10.1.6 MUI

Program executable:AcroRd32.exe
Name:Adobe Reader
Signed by:Adobe Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
MD5:b96f045d571747f8700cb43e8c458ff0
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 10.1)
  • 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 2012/11/18-18:12:25 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2012/11/22-18:17:51 (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
  • 123wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2011/05/02-20:38:31 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2012/11/18-18:12:25 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2011/05/02-20:38:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe
  • 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)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.6
  • 64BitMAPIBroker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Reader Plugin for Firefox'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0371A810-2EAA-43A5-88FE-E27FF5D8DD0D}' (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".
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
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AcroRd32.exe
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
Switches/sec:10
70 average
I/O reads/min:676 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:26 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Eula.exe
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
AdobeCollabSync.exe
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 MUI?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Reader X 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 X (10.1.6) 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 X MUI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.02%
Windows 8 11.60%
Windows XP 0.29%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.07%
Windows 8 6.05%
Windows 7 Professional 5.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.22%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.38%
Windows 8.1 1.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.06%
  Germany 4.97%
  United Kingdom 4.81%
  Canada 3.15%
  France 2.73%
  Italy 2.34%
  Brazil 2.21%
  Australia 1.69%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Taiwan 1.36%
  Spain 1.23%
  India 0.97%
  Mexico 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.17%
Acer 19.79%
Dell 19.36%
ASUS 12.46%
Toshiba 10.89%
Samsung 4.47%
Medion 2.66%
Sony 2.33%
Alienware 1.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.96%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.47%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.62%

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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