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Should I remove Adobe Reader XI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,828
United States Rank #2,055
Reach 0.4691%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.98 days
441.98 days >
Average installed length: 232.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.07 0.04%
11.0.06 0.04%
11.0.05 0.08%
11.0.03 0.04%
11.0.00 99.81%

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe Reader XI

What is Adobe Reader XI?

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader XI are a set of 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. Adobe Reader software is ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 11.0.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 53 files and is usually about 113.1 MB (118,593,838 bytes).

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: 113.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader XI

Program executable:AcroRd32.exe
Name:Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader 9.0
Signed by:Adobe Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
MD5:ca0c67ba7aeba6aed5ddb852e6eea811
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 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 ))
  • 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)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2012/09/09-19:04:55 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ScCore.dll - ScCore 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Scripting Components Core (32 bit))
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • 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 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 11.0)
  • AcroRdIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroSup64.dll - Acrobat 64 bit Installer Support
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader 9.0
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 11.0
  • icucnv40.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22 (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • icudt40.dll (by IBM and others) - ICU Data DLL
  • ccme_asym.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition (Asymmetric encryption library)
  • ccme_base.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Base library
  • ccme_base_non_fips.dll - Base library - non-FIPS algorithms
  • ccme_ecc.dll - ECC library and curve parameters - FIPS only
  • ccme_ecdrbg.dll - ECDRBG library
  • cryptocme.dll - Master library
  • Onix32.dll (by Lextek International) - Onix (Onix - Lextek International)
  • pe.dll (by Environmental Systems Research Institute) - PE (Projection Engine library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer'.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{903F5059-61AC-447A-86D1-0590AC4F652D}' (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).
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".
2 Startup Files (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 11.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe.
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.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'.
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AcroRd32.exe
Memory:6.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0251054327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01394563%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01115981%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:105,908
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:26
70 average
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5 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

How do I remove Adobe Reader XI?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader XI 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, 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) 62%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.90%
Windows 8 12.88%
Windows XP 11.09%
Windows Vista 1.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.97%
Windows 7 Professional 14.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.05%
Windows 8 Pro 3.60%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.52%
  Iran 15.13%
  India 4.21%
  United Kingdom 3.97%
  Canada 3.39%
  Australia 2.25%
  Indonesia 1.83%
  IQ 1.55%
  Malaysia 1.45%
  Egypt 1.35%
  Philippines 1.11%
  Israel 1.00%
  Brazil 0.86%
  Croatia 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.08%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 14.07%
GIGABYTE 11.27%
ASUS 10.21%
Toshiba 5.23%
Samsung 3.24%
Intel 3.05%
Lenovo 2.68%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.48%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.48%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.12%

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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