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Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0

What is Adobe Acrobat Elements?

Enables PDF creation but was intended for the corporate market and was only volume-licensed for a minimum of 1000 licenses.


Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 51 files and is usually about 3.41 MB (3,579,904 bytes). The installed file esdupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of Adobe Acrobat Elements come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\acrobat 6.0\distillr
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E5E6E687-1033-BA7E-6000-000000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0

  • 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)
  • adistres.dll
  • pdfl60.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • adist32.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • bibutils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • jdfl10.dll - JDF SDK (Job Definition Format SDK)
  • jdfurlaccess.dll - Job Definition Format SDK URL Access
  • jp2klib.dll - JP2KLib (JPEG200 Core Library)
  • ace.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • opp.dll - OPP
  • ad2kuigp.dll - Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller Printer (Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller)
  • ad2kregp.dll - AdobePS5 %hostfont% Plug-in (%hostfont% Plug-in)
  • xerces-c_1_3.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 1.3.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 1.3.0)
  • acroaum.exe - Acroaum (Acroaum 6.0)
  • acrobat elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroIEHelper.dll - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe Acrobat IE Helper Version 6.0 for ActivieX)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 6.0)
  • adobepdfmakerx.dll - Acrobat PDFMaker (AdobePDFMaker ActiveX Automation Server)
  • adobeupdatemanager.exe - Adobe Update Manager
  • ADPDF6.dll
  • aiod.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • AiodLite.dll
  • asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • atl.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (ATL Module for Windows NT (Unicode))
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine Parser)
  • contextmenu.dll - Adobe Acrobat Context Menu
  • edb1drv.dll (by Simple Software Solutions) - e_Db 5.0 for Windows (e_Db 5.0 for Windows edb1 native database driver)
  • edb500x.dll (by Simple Software Solutions) - e_Db 5.0 Expert Edition
  • esdupdate.dll - Adobe Systems Adobe Update Library (Adobe Update Library)
  • IccTest.dll - IccTest Dynamic Link Library (IccTest DLL)
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 6.00 for Netscape
  • Onix32.dll (by Lextek International) - Lextek International Onix32 (Onix32)
  • pdfmexcel.dll
  • pdfmoutlook.dll - PDFMOutlook Module
  • PDFMPowerPoint.dll
  • pdfmword.dll
  • ps5ui.dll (by Microsoft) - PostScript Driver User Interface
  • pscript5.dll - PostScript Printer Driver
  • uninstmanager.dll - Adobe Systems Inc. UninstManager (UninstManager)
  • vdk150.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • contextmenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • AcroIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AcroIEHlprObj Class' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E52694BD-D8F3-42E2-A2D9-7C804A653202}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat Elements?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Acrobat Elements 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 Elements 6.0, 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 Elements.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 38.89%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 43.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.26%
  United Kingdom 17.39%
  France 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Sony 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
American Megatrends 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 7.14%
Sony VGN-FS285H 7.14%
Sony VGN-FS115Z 7.14%
Sony VGC-V2S 7.14%
MSI Z1-7641 7.14%
LENOVO 2689GNG 7.14%

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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