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Should I remove Adobe Acrobat DC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,614
United States Rank #1,250
Reach 0.4287%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.94 days
145.84 days >
Average installed length: 76.63 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
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18.011.20040 1.93%
18.011.20038 7.94%
18.011.20035 0.23%
18.009.20050 5.46%
18.009.20044 0.32%
17.012.20098 0.34%
17.012.20095 0.04%
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17.009.20058 0.37%
17.009.20044 9.46%
15.023.20070 6.20%
15.023.20056 2.09%
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15.020.20042 2.07%
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15.010.20056 6.65%
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15.009.20071 0.93%
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15.006.30201 0.53%
15.006.30198 0.28%
15.006.30174 0.35%
15.006.30173 0.07%
59 versions

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Adobe Acrobat DC

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Overview

Adobe Acrobat DC is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 17.009.20044, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named amtemu.v0.7-painter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 2.29 MB (2,404,365 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Adobe Acrobat DC come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-7760-0C0F074E4100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat DC

Program executable:amtemu.v0.7-painter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\amtemu.v0.7-painter.exe
MD5:0a5d7c87873fe60d869f8d19f45e6598
Additional files:
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2016/09/10-02:41:30 (Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c015 ( 32 bit ))
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrodistdll.dll
  • adistres.dll
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • acroamt.dll - acroamt Dynamic Link Library
  • ADelRCP.exe - ADelRCP Dynamic Link Library
  • adobeafp.dll - Adobe Acrobat File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2016/08/31-02:38:03 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AIDE.dll - AIDE 2015/02/03-00:43:18 (Adobe Image Decode Encode Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Res.dll
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2016/11/25-02:41:03 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 17.9)
  • Acrobat.dll - Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Acrobat.exe
  • AcrobatInfo.exe
  • AcrobatRes.dll
  • acrobat_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroCloudConnect.dll - Adobe Acrobat Cloud Connect DLL
  • Acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • adobe_oobelib.dll - Adobe_OOBELib (Adobe OOBELib)
  • adobe_upgrade.dll - adobe_upgrade (Adobe Upgrade Library)
  • Aiod.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • Adist.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • Adist64.dll
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 17.9

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBBF0B6E-2DFA-468B-A856-1FC542CC253E}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9820E28-1A70-4176-B2AC-6440230F1FCF}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
  • acrotray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Acrobat.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' which loads as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe "C:\Users\DIRTB\Dropbox\Nyit\Classes\Digitial Logic\Textbook\Digital Design and Computer Architecture (2nd Ed)(gnv64).pdf" "C:\Users\DIRTB\Dropbo.
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 DC\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat DC?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Acrobat DC from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Acrobat DC 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Acrobat DC, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 DC.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 81%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.54%
Windows 7 19.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 31.09%
Windows 10 Pro 31.01%
Windows 7 Professional 7.86%
Windows 8.1 5.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.92%
  Italy 5.98%
  France 3.68%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Germany 3.30%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Spain 2.02%
  Canada 1.82%
  Australia 1.42%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Singapore 0.61%
  Turkey 0.51%
  Mexico 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.69%
Dell 23.77%
ASUS 15.43%
Acer 11.24%
Lenovo 9.33%
Toshiba 3.57%
GIGABYTE 2.98%
MSI 2.28%
Samsung 2.14%
Intel 1.01%
Alienware 0.91%
Apple 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.87%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.64%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.36%
Dell XPS 8700 2.36%

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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