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Should I remove Adobe AIR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #194
United States Rank #163
Reach 2.8153%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.91 days
469.35 days >
Average installed length: 246.61 days


VersionDistribution 0.00% 14.12% 0.87% 0.68% 3.69% 4.38% 0.05% 0.01% 0.01% 13.81% 11.50% 0.61% 2.36% 0.82% 31.65% 3.86%
1.0.4990 11.57%
1.0.4880 0.00% 0.00%

Other programs by Adobe Systems

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 98% 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. The main program executable is Adobe AIR Updater.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 30.67 MB (32,158,176 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\Adobe AIR Updater.exe -arC:uninstall
Estimated size: 30.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe AIR

Program executable:Adobe AIR Updater.exe
Name:Adobe AIR 1.5.3
Adobe AIR Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\Adobe AIR Updater.exe
Additional files:
  • AdobeCP.dll - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP15.dll
  • Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe - Adobe AIR 1.5.3 (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe - Adobe AIR Installer
  • Adobe AIR.dll - Adobe AIR
  • airappinstaller.exe
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe runs as a service named 'WiFiPasswordService' (WiFiPasswordService).

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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe AIR you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.62%
Windows 10 20.35%
Windows Vista 9.44%
Windows XP 3.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.76%
Windows 10 Home 11.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.39%
Windows 7 Professional 7.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.66%
  United Kingdom 6.50%
  Italy 4.02%
  Canada 3.82%
  France 3.17%
  Germany 2.57%
  Australia 2.12%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  India 1.75%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Spain 1.15%
  Brazil 0.93%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Austria 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Acer 26.23%
Dell 14.35%
Toshiba 9.97%
ASUS 7.65%
Lenovo 1.90%
Samsung 1.46%
Intel 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.47%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.58%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.84%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.55%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.33%

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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