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Should I remove ACDSee?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,517
United States Rank #8,346
Reach 0.0794%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.56 days
537.21 days >
Average installed length: 282.26 days


What is ACDSee?  (from ACD systems International)

Packed with new features requested by professional photographers and advanced amateurs, ACDSee Pro 6 has everything you need to perfect your images, fast. Carry out digital asset management and all the essential tasks of your photography workflow, from import to final presentation, in one complete solution. Add in a po...  Read more


ACDSee is a program developed by ACD systems International. 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 software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 2.95 MB (3,089,458 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 30% of users of ACDSee come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acdsee.com/en/products/acdsee-pro-6
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\ACDSYS~1\ACDSee\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\ACDSYS~1\ACDSee\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ACDSee

  • InTouchClient.dll - ACD Systems, Ltd. InTouchClient (InTouchClient)
  • PELite.exe - ACD Photo Enhancer Lite
  • CamDetect.exe - Camera Detector
  • ACDSee32.exe - ACDSee Classic (ACDSee Classic for Windows)
  • ACDSee Backup.exe - ACDSee (ACDSee for Windows 95/98/2000/NT)
  • ACDSee.exe
  • ACDSee5_A.exe
  • ACDSee5_e.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • ACDSee5_e.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSeeShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ACDSee.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{243583E6-94FD-4BE2-B2FD-CD855DD11CA6}' (runs on registration).
  • ACDSee5_e.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13253EBF-33CE-4B51-9DE5-10AC783CD406}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CamDetect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Camera Detector' which loads as C:\Program Files2\ACDSYS~1\ACDSee\CAMDET~1.EXE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ACDSee5_e.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\5.0\ACDSee5.exe'.
  • ACDSee.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe'.

How do I remove ACDSee?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.75%
Windows XP 24.87%
Windows 8 14.54%
Windows Vista 4.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 24.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.42%
Windows 7 Professional 11.10%
Windows 8.1 4.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.70%
  Germany 12.04%
  Taiwan 9.52%
  France 4.39%
  Canada 4.23%
  Italy 3.91%
  Egypt 3.25%
  Netherlands 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.36%
  India 2.03%
  Austria 1.30%
  Poland 1.22%
  DK 1.14%
  Sweden 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.63%
Hewlett-Packard 21.30%
Acer 14.48%
ASUS 6.66%
American Megatrends 4.99%
Intel 4.66%
Medion 2.83%
Toshiba 2.50%
Lenovo 1.83%
Sahara 1.66%
Samsung 1.16%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.88%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 3.53%
ASUS All Series 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.35%


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