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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,276
United States Rank #1,603
Reach 0.5397%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.80 days
377.53 days >
Average installed length: 198.36 days


5.1 11.44%
5.0 88.56%

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Adobe Acrobat 5.0

What is Adobe Acrobat?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Acrobat 5.0 lets you easily convert any document to an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Whether you create business plans, spreadsheets, graphically rich brochures, or Web sites, Acrobat 5 is an essential tool. Anyone with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader can open your Adobe PDF file across a broad range o...  Read more


Adobe Acrobat 5.0 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is acrord32.exe. The software installer includes 116 files and is usually about 15.03 MB (15,765,123 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 39% of users of Adobe Acrobat come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\ISUNINST.EXE -f"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst.isu" -c"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\NT\Uninst
Estimated size: 15.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat 5.0

Program executable:acrord32.exe
Name:Adobe Acrobat Reader
Acrobat Reader 5.0
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 5.0\reader\acrord32.exe
Additional files:
  • ad2kuipi.dll - Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller Printer (Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller)
  • AcroTray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat ® Distiller ® for Windows (Acrobat ® Distiller ®)
  • acrodistdll.dll - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • ad2krepi.dll - AdobePS5 %hostfont% Plug-in (%hostfont% Plug-in)
  • AdobePDFMakerX.dll - AdobePDFMaker Server (AdobePDFMaker ActiveX Automation Server)
  • QT2.dll - Adobe Acrobat Movie (Movie Plugin for Acrobat)
  • QT3.dll
  • QT4.dll
  • pdf.ocx - Adobe Acrobat PDF (Adobe Acrobat Control Version 5.00 for ActiveX)
  • PDFL50.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • SVGCore.DLL - Adobe SVG Viewer (SVG Viewer Core 4.0)
  • SVGRSRC.DLL - SVG Viewer Core 4.0 Resources
  • plugin.dll - Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Plugin Utilities)
  • acrobat.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat 5.0)
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 5.00 for Netscape
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • ace.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • Acelite.dll
  • agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • AGM3.dll
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • Opp.dll - OPP
  • SVGBib.DLL
  • capserve.exe - Adobe Acrobat Capture Server
  • MFCAgent.dll - Adobe Acrobat Capture MFC Agent Helper
  • WHA Library.dll - Adobe Acrobat Plugin WHAPI

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@adobe.com/Acrobat,version=5.1' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/Acrobat,version=5.1'.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E69C1F7E-187F-4F9A-B435-465DAD398845}' (runs on registration).
  • acrodist.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2C27B43-041D-4720-8285-2463E8D34A97}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEE3504A-C1E6-4EC0-B913-0E927D824A28}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • Acrobat.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe'.
  • acrodist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\acrodist.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat?

You can uninstall Adobe Acrobat 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 Acrobat 5.0, 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 Acrobat.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Acrobat 5.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.84%
Windows XP 26.46%
Windows 10 16.61%
Windows Vista 9.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.75%
Windows 7 Professional 8.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Windows 10 Home 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.20%
  Germany 9.75%
  France 5.24%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  Italy 4.15%
  Canada 3.00%
  Brazil 2.68%
  India 2.40%
  Australia 2.38%
  Spain 1.62%
  Iran 1.62%
  Russia 1.34%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Israel 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.17%
Dell 21.32%
Acer 16.59%
Intel 7.95%
ASUS 6.41%
American Megatrends 5.32%
Toshiba 3.63%
Sahara 2.65%
Samsung 2.39%
Lenovo 2.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.79%
INTEL DG31PR 3.19%
Intel DG41WV 2.35%

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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