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Should I remove Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #24,084
United States Rank #14,757
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Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

What is Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional?

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional enables business professionals to reliably create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection. Assemble electronic or paper files-even Web sites, engineering drawings, and e-mail-into reliable PDF documents that are easy to share with others using free Adobe Reader software.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 acrobat.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 709.23 KB (726,247 bytes). AdobeUpdater.dll 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
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\
Uninstaller: msiexec /I {AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-000000000003}
Estimated size: 709.23 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

Program executable:acrobat.exe
Name:Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat 8.0
Signed by:Adobe Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\acrobat.exe
Adobe Acrobat is a set of application software developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Additional files:
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrodistdll.dll
  • adistres.dll
  • AdobePDF.dll - Acrobat ® PDF Port for Windows (Acrobat ® PDF Port)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • adobe_personalization.dll - Adobe EPIC Personalization (Adobe EPIC Personalization DLL)
  • AcroIEFavClient.dll - Adobe PDF Toolbar for IE (Adobe PDF Toolbar for Internet Explorer)
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • adobe_registration.dll - Adobe EPIC Registration (Adobe EPIC Registration DLL)
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • AcroIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • Adobe Genuine Helper.exe - Adobe CEF Helper (Adobe Genuine CEF Helper)
  • adobe_eula.dll - Adobe EPIC EULA (Adobe EPIC EULA DLL)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • FileInfo.dll - Adobe FileInfo (FileInfo)
  • Acrobat.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat 8.0)
  • acrobat_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcrobatInfo.exe
  • Acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Genuine Launcher.exe - AdobeGCClient (Adobe Genuine Launch Utility)
  • Aiod.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • adobe_epic.dll - Adobe EPIC (Adobe EPIC DLL)
  • Adist.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • adobe_pcd.dll - Adobe PCD (Adobe PCD DLL)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • Adobelm.dll - AdobeLM
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AcroIEFavClient.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper' with the class of {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • AcroIEFavClient.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Adobe PDF' with a class of {182EC0BE-5110-49C8-A062-BEB1D02A220B}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • AcroIEFavClient.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Adobe PDF' with the class of {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • AcroIEFavClient.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Adobe PDF' with a class of {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93}.
Scheduled Task
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A65B45BB-CF39-46F3-AC4A-04F3B28CEBCF}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • acrotray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acrobat Assistant 8.0' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:58.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004653153%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014419%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,610,884
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:761 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional?

You can uninstall Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional 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 8 Professional, 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 8 Professional.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.33%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows XP 6.00%
Windows Vista 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.89%
Windows 10 Pro 12.84%
Windows 10 Home 12.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.48%
  India 3.49%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  Canada 2.18%
  Australia 1.75%
  Malaysia 1.75%
  Italy 1.31%
  Sweden 1.31%
  Ireland 0.87%
  United Arab Emirates 0.44%
  AF 0.44%
  Belgium 0.44%
  Switzerland 0.44%
  Germany 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.71%
Dell 30.84%
Lenovo 9.35%
Acer 7.48%
Toshiba 7.48%
Intel 5.61%
ASUS 2.80%
Gateway 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.94%
ASUS All Series 2.94%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.96%
Dell XPS 8300 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 5720 1.96%
HP Elite 7500 Series MT 1.96%

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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