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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
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,651
United States Rank #1,804
Reach 0.5328%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.82 days
484.79 days >
Average installed length: 254.72 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.05 0.11%
11.0.03 0.05%
11.0.00 99.84%

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows

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)
  • 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
  • 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 (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Base library - non-FIPS algorithms
  • ccme_ecc.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - ECC library and curve parameters - FIPS only
  • ccme_ecdrbg.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - ECDRBG library
  • cryptocme.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Master library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AE0B3B5E-9CBE-49A4-B8D7-E9DC1F1EE987}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AcroRd32.exe
Memory:5.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004970128%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016808%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032893%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:158,863
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:66 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? 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 76.37%
Windows XP 12.14%
Windows 8 10.33%
Windows Vista 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.20%
Windows 7 Professional 14.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.10%
Windows 8 Pro 3.83%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.81%
  Iran 15.58%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Canada 3.45%
  India 2.97%
  Australia 1.89%
  Indonesia 1.75%
  Malaysia 1.46%
  IQ 1.37%
  Philippines 1.13%
  Egypt 1.09%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Croatia 0.94%
  Thailand 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.36%
Dell 19.68%
Acer 14.71%
ASUS 11.30%
GIGABYTE 8.19%
Lenovo 6.02%
Toshiba 5.65%
Sony 3.85%
Samsung 2.73%
Intel 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.05%
Sahara 0.74%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.67%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.23%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.03%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.03%

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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