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VersionDistribution
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Junior

Overview

Junior is a software program developed by Philips. 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 primary executable is named Junior_W7.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 4.07 MB (4,272,128 bytes). The installed file acrobatupdater.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Junior come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\help\en_us\adobe reader\8.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AF9AD2E4-348B-4B0A-9958-084947EC7FD3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Junior

Program executable:Junior_W7.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\Junior\Junior_W7.EXE
MD5:2b834d4287e698d1efe292b283edf8ea
Additional files:
  • acrobatupdater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Acrobat Updater
  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobeextractfiles.dll - Adobe Extract Files Library
  • adobeupdater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • Junior_W7.EXE
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • readerupdater.exe - Adobe Reader Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • adobeupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
Startup File (User Run)
  • adobeupdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • adobeupdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

adobearm.exe
Memory:8.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0793974292%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04763450%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03176293%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,148,539
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:993.86 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:51.14 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Junior?

Quickly and completely remove Junior from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Junior 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 Junior, 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 Junior.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Junior you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%

About Philips

Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting.
Publisher URL: www.philips.com

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