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Should I remove Adobe Reader XI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #392
United States Rank #261
Reach 1.8943%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.22 days
242.51 days >
Average installed length: 127.42 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.03 100.00%

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Adobe Reader XI 11.0.03

What is Adobe Reader XI?  (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.

Overview

Adobe Reader XI 11.0.03 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is AdobeCollabSync.exe. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 113.8 MB (119,325,127 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Adobe Reader XI come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 113.8 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader XI 11.0.03

Program executable:AdobeCollabSync.exe
Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 11.0
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
MD5:adc4503f6aa64e12569c6af8a78dfee3
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 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XMP Core 5.4-c005 ( 32 bit ))
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe ExtendScript scripting engine (32 bit))
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 11.0)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • armsvc.exe - Adobe Acrobat Update Service
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2013/03/26-03:36:01 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2013/03/13-16:07:45 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ScCore.dll - ScCore 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Scripting Components Core (32 bit))
  • AcroPDF.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2013/03/26-03:36:01 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe - Adobe Shockwave Player
  • $R6WY7SX.exe - Adobe Self Extractor
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 11.0)
  • AcroIEHelper.dll - AcroIEHelper Library
  • adobehunspellplugin.dll - AdobeHunspellPlugin
  • AcroRdIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroSup64.dll - Acrobat 64 bit Installer Support
  • AiodLite.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • 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)
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 11.0
  • ccme_asym.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition (Asymmetric encryption library)
  • ccme_ecc.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - ECC library and curve parameters - FIPS only

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer'.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90FF67E9-3C8B-4538-9731-CDE39EBE36EC}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F35F55F-207C-4A23-AF9C-4565E6344212}' (runs on registration).
  • Eula.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7F6D63D-57B0-4531-96B9-339476F18753}' (runs on registration).
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9458328F-2204-4688-A746-846349A12995}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • armsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Acrobat Update Service' (AdobeARMservice) "Adobe Acrobat Updater consente di tenere sempre aggiornato il software Adobe.".
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 11.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
3 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 11.0\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 11.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe.
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

adobearm.exe
Memory:3.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000428535%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001856%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002429%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,162
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:22.93 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:186 Bytes
105.02 KB average
armsvc.exe
Memory:1.19 MB
Total CPU:0.0001386865%
Kernel CPU:0.00010454%
User CPU:0.00003415%
CPU cycles/sec:398
AcroRd32.exe
Memory:40.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0007982382%
Kernel CPU:0.00051788%
User CPU:0.00028036%
CPU cycles/sec:6,572,984
Switches/sec:53
I/O reads/min:10.08 KB
I/O writes/min:45 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Reader XI?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) 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 XI 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 XI (11.0.03), 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 XI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.02%
Windows 8 15.58%
Windows XP 10.30%
Windows Vista 2.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.04%
Windows 7 Professional 12.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.28%
Windows 8 5.02%
Windows 8 Pro 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.51%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Canada 3.55%
  Australia 2.55%
  India 2.06%
  Brazil 1.27%
  MK 1.25%
  Croatia 1.24%
  Turkey 0.98%
  Iran 0.90%
  Indonesia 0.81%
  Poland 0.74%
  Israel 0.70%
  Romania 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.57%
Hewlett-Packard 24.97%
Acer 13.19%
Toshiba 7.54%
ASUS 7.29%
GIGABYTE 6.67%
Lenovo 3.94%
Samsung 3.28%
Intel 2.34%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.62%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.04%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.75%

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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