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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution
1.0.0 100.00%

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Symnet Redirector Updater

Overview

Symnet Redirector Updater is a program developed by Symantec. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4 MB (4,192,256 bytes). adobeupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 82% of users of Symnet Redirector Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\help\en_us\adobe reader\8.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CACE0C9D-9EF7-4F3B-9C64-88FBA245BA9C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symnet Redirector Updater

  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acropdf.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adobeupdater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • adobeupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • adobeupdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe'.

How do I remove Symnet Redirector Updater?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Symnet Redirector Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? 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 XP 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Belgium 9.09%
  Germany 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF PC 25.00%
GBT AWRDACPI 25.00%
Fujitsu Siemens GA-8ISXT 25.00%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 25.00%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com

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