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Should I remove Adobe Acrobat?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,724
United States Rank #3,835
Reach 0.1105%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.95 days
352.49 days >
Average installed length: 185.21 days


4.0 100.00%

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Adobe Acrobat 4.0

What is Adobe Acrobat?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Acrobat lets you convert any document--including entire Web sites--into an Adobe PDF file, keeping the document's original appearance preserved, then distribute the document for viewing and printing on any system. In addition, powerful markup tools make electronic review easy, allowing you to collaborate quickly ...  Read more


Adobe Acrobat 4.0 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. 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 programs's main executable is ShouldIRemoveIt.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 40.27 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 84 files and is usually about 7.13 MB (7,481,589 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Adobe Acrobat come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\ISUN0407.EXE -f"C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\NT\Uninst.isu" -c"C:\Program Files\Gemeinsame Dateien\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\NT\Un
Estimated size: 7.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat 4.0

Program executable:ShouldIRemoveIt.exe
Name:Should I Remove It?
Signed by:Reason Software Company Inc.
Additional files:
  • AcroDist.exe - Acrobat ® Distiller ® for Windows (Acrobat ® Distiller ®)
  • AcroDistDLL.dll
  • Acracns1.dll - Adobe Systems, Inc. AcroRes (Acrobat CJK Resource)
  • AcRAGB1.dll
  • AcRAJPN1.dll
  • AcRAKor1.dll
  • AdobePDFMakerX.dll - AdobePDFMaker Server (AdobePDFMaker ActiveX Automation Server)
  • pdfl40.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • acrocat.exe - Acrobat Catalog (Acrobat Catalog Index)
  • Plugin.dll - Adobe Photoshop (Photoshop Plugin Utilities)
  • Acrobat.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Portable Document Format)
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AdobeReg32.exe - Adobe Product Registration
  • nppdf32.dll - Netscape Navigator Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat v4.05
  • Cooltype.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • Agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • pdf.ocx - PDF (Acrobat Control for ActiveX)
  • Capserve.exe - Adobe Acrobat Capture

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA668000-8681-4130-A664-C3C56B91CB50}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7D9A63A-817D-4DDF-B901-44903B5A1C55}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • AcroDist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroDist.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:40.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003938783%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005098%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034290%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,416,507
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:270 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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 4.0, 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 4.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.91%
Windows 10 26.76%
Windows XP 22.21%
Windows Vista 8.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.77%
Windows 10 Home 10.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.38%
Windows 7 Professional 8.75%
Windows 8.1 7.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.40%
  Germany 7.64%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Italy 3.55%
  France 3.41%
  Canada 2.58%
  Australia 1.83%
  Spain 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  Belgium 0.82%
  Iran 0.82%
  Austria 0.79%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Israel 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.76%
Dell 25.22%
Acer 14.38%
ASUS 5.70%
Intel 3.61%
American Megatrends 3.53%
Lenovo 2.97%
Medion 2.09%
Sahara 1.69%
Toshiba 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.15%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.20%
HP HP Notebook 2.20%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.95%

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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