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5.0.1 34.09%
5.0.0 63.92%

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ACDSee 5.0 Standard

What is ACDSee Standard?  (from ACD Systems Ltd)

ACDSee is digital photo and image management software that makes it easy to get, view, organize, print, touch up, and share your photos. View and browse your image and graphics files quickly, even large images or thousands of thumbnail previews at a time. Organize your pictures efficiently by assigning images to cate...  Read more


ACDSee 5.0 Standard is a software program developed by ACD Systems Ltd. The most common release is 5.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 IDBSvr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 80 files and is usually about 5.09 MB (5,341,747 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 32% of users of ACDSee Standard come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acdsystems.com
Help link: www.acdsystems.com/English/Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AF5E8D43-49AD-4BE7-A941-2BB0A8CACA62}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ACDSee 5.0 Standard

Program executable:IDBSvr.exe
Name:ACD Systems Ltd. IDBSvr
Path:C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\IDBSvr.exe
Additional files:
  • ACDFullLicense.dll - ACD Systems Ltd. ACDFullLicense (ACDFullLicense)
  • ExtDB.dll - ACD Systems Ltd. ExtendedDBDLL (ExtendedDBDLL)
  • ShellIntMgr.dll - ACD Systems Ltd. ShellIntMgr (ShellIntMgr)
  • IDBSvrps.dll - ACD Systems Ltd. IDBSvrps (IDBSvrps)
  • IDBSvr.exe - ACD Systems Ltd. IDBSvr (IDBSvr)
  • acdsee50en.exe - ACDSee 5.0 Standard (Setup Launcher)
  • ACDSeePro25.exe - ACDSee Pro 2.5 Photo Manager
  • ACDSeePro25.exe.dll
  • HighMAT.dll - HIghMAT Dynamic Link Library
  • HighMATU.dll
  • ACDCLClient33U.dll - ACD Systems ACDCLClient (ACDCLClient)
  • ShellIntMgr51U.dll - ACD Systems ShellIntMgr
  • VCDWizardDLLU.dll - Create Video / Video CD
  • ScreenCapture.dll - Screen Capture Library (ScreenCapture Library)
  • FotoCanvasLite2.exe - ACD FotoCanvas Lite
  • spxlib.dll - ACD Systems spxlib (SendPix Client Library SDK)
  • ACDSeeQVPro25.exe - ACDSee Quick View
  • acdIDAdminTasks.dll - acdID AdminTasks
  • ACDSeeSR.exe - ACDSee Showroom
  • ACDSeeSR.exe.dll
  • ACDSee15InTouch2.exe - acdID InTouch2
  • ACDSee15InTouch2.exe.dll
  • ACDSeeFreeInTouch2.exe
  • ACDSeeFreeInTouch2.exe.dll
  • D3DBaseSlideShow.exe - ACD Slide Show
  • OldBaseSlideShow.exe
  • acdcp.dll - Color Picker
  • AcdIDClient.dll - acdID Client
  • ACDSee Free.exe - ACDSee Free
  • ACDSee Free.exe.dll - The Resource DLL file for ACDSee Free
  • ACDSee7PE.exe - ACDSee 7.0 (ACDSee 7.0 Application)
  • ACDSeeQVPro25.exe.dll - Quick View (The Resource DLL file for Quick View)
  • ACDSee15.exe - ACDSee 15
  • ACDSee15.exe.dll
  • ACDSeeQV15.exe
  • ACDSeeQV15.exe.dll
  • ACDSeeSR15.exe
  • ACDSeeSR15.exe.dll
  • ACDSee.exe - ACDSee
  • ACDSee5.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Autoplay Handlers
  • ACDSee5.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSeeShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
  • ACDSeeQV15.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSee15ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee 15.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
  • ACDSeeQVPro25.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'ACDSeePro25ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'ACDSee Pro 2.5.AutoPlayHandler' and the action verb 'Open.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • ACDSee Free.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0491DA1A-A728-4D8E-AD83-159CD7C13FEC}' (runs on registration).
  • ACDSee5.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13253EBF-33CE-4B51-9DE5-10AC783CD406}' (runs on registration).
  • ACDSee7PE.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEF26154-C3D0-4D20-906A-FE41B4BD7F3A}' (runs on registration).
  • ACDSee15.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FFF15405-C878-4494-B338-033A7085D72E}' (runs on registration).
  • ACDSeePro25.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34372AC7-F011-436A-81B1-6899946F803B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ACDSee15InTouch2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ACPW06EN' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Pro\6.0\ACDSeePro6InTouch2.exe" /pid ACPW06EN.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ACDSee Free.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee Free\ACDSee Free.exe'.
  • ACDSee5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\ACDSee\5.0\ACDSee5.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001460889%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008468%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006141%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,314
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ACDSee Standard?

You can uninstall ACDSee Standard 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ACDSee 5.0 Standard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Standard.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 25.85%
Windows 10 19.32%
Windows Vista 4.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.00%
Windows 8.1 6.29%
Windows 10 Home 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.50%
  Germany 16.75%
  Italy 6.50%
  France 4.00%
  Austria 4.00%
  Hungary 3.75%
  Indonesia 3.00%
  Taiwan 2.50%
  India 2.00%
  Poland 2.00%
  BD 1.75%
  Czech Republic 1.75%
  Pakistan 1.50%
  Malaysia 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.00%
Dell 17.50%
Hewlett-Packard 17.00%
ASUS 7.50%
Medion 7.00%
Intel 6.50%
American Megatrends 6.00%
Toshiba 4.50%
Lenovo 4.00%
Sahara 2.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
ASUS All Series 2.46%
Packard Bell IMEDIA X7600... 2.46%
Acer Aspire 5742 1.64%

About (from ACD Systems Ltd)

ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management companies in the world.
Publisher URL: www.acdsee.com


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