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Should I remove Adobe AIR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31
United States Rank #25
Reach 10.9696%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.51 days
723.11 days >
Average installed length: 379.94 days


VersionDistribution 3.26% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.10% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.10% 0.89% 0.00% 0.00% 0.96% 0.00% 0.00% 1.13% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.75% 0.00% 0.00% 0.37% 0.00% 0.00% 1.12% 0.72% 0.00% 0.00% 1.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.73% 0.74% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.53%
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Adobe AIR

What is Adobe AIR?

Adobe Integrated Runtime, also known as Adobe AIR, is a cross-platform run-time system developed by Adobe Systems for building Rich Internet applications (RIA) using Adobe Flash, Apache Flex (formerly Adobe Flex), HTML, and Ajax, that can be run as desktop applications or on mobile devices. With AIR, Adobe intends to provide a versatile runtime-environment that allows existing Flash, ActionScript, or HTML and JavaScript code to be used to construct Internet-based applications that have many of the characteristics of more traditional desktop-like programs. Adobe AIR supports Flash applications by running them within a contained Flash Player instance, and HTML/JavaScript/Ajax web applications by running them within the included WebKit rendering engine. Multiple instances of the browser can be started within a single AIR application, but JavaScript content executes with some security limitations.


The most used version is, with over 36% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is unst0_0.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 37.54 MB (39,363,570 bytes). Adobe AIR Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\Adobe AIR Updater.exe -arC:uninstall
Estimated size: 37.54 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe AIR

Program executable:unst0_0.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\unst0_0.exe
Additional files:
  • AdobeCP.dll - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP15.dll
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102)
  • NPSWF64.dll - Shockwave Flash 254.0 r0
  • Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe - Adobe AIR Installer
  • Adobe AIR.dll
  • airappinstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9E69C691-64B8-4330-BD86-FC0F68CFDD99}' (runs on registration).
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (0265021448337632)' (0265021448337632mcinstcleanup).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe
Memory:29.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0661625658%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01284034%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05332222%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Adobe AIR?

You can uninstall Adobe AIR 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 Adobe AIR, 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 Adobe AIR.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.02%
Windows 10 43.09%
Windows Vista 3.79%
Windows XP 2.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.48%
Windows 10 Home 15.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 8.1 10.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.37%
Windows 10 Pro 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.15%
  United Kingdom 6.18%
  France 4.82%
  Italy 3.90%
  Canada 3.13%
  Germany 2.89%
  Brazil 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Australia 1.62%
  Spain 1.30%
  India 1.03%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Belgium 0.84%
  Poland 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Dell 19.28%
Acer 17.48%
Lenovo 13.78%
ASUS 8.88%
Toshiba 8.05%
Samsung 2.89%
Intel 0.95%
MSI 0.56%
Medion 0.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.37%
LENOVO 80E3 4.93%
ASUS All Series 4.57%
LENOVO 20351 4.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.46%

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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