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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,119
United States Rank #9,625
Reach 0.0416%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.24 days
626.45 days >
Average installed length: 329.15 days


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Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional

What is Adobe Acrobat Professional?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional software allows business, creative, and engineering professionals who work with graphically complex documents to exchange business-critical documents accurately and efficiently. Convert any document to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), and with one click from Microsoft Office, Interne...  Read more


Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named Acrobat.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,459,389 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 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 40% of users of Adobe Acrobat Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in India and BD.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-000000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional

Program executable:Acrobat.exe
Name:Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat 6.0
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe
Additional files:
  • ad2kuigp.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)
  • esdupdate.dll - Adobe Systems Adobe Update Library (Adobe Update Library)
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat ® Distiller ® for Windows (Acrobat ® Distiller ®)
  • acrodistdll.dll - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • adistres.dll
  • IccTest.dll - IccTest Dynamic Link Library (IccTest DLL)
  • ad2kregp.dll - AdobePS5 %hostfont% Plug-in (%hostfont% Plug-in)
  • Acrobat Elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • ContextMenu.dll
  • AcroIEHelper.dll - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe Acrobat IE Helper Version 6.0 for ActivieX)
  • AdobePDFMakerX.dll - AdobePDFMaker Server (AdobePDFMaker ActiveX Automation Server)
  • AdobeUpdateManager.exe - Adobe Update Manager
  • PDFMOutlook.dll - PDFMOutlook Module
  • PDFL60.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • PDFMExcel.dll - Acrobat PDFMaker
  • PDFMWord.dll
  • SVGCore.DLL - Adobe SVG Viewer (SVG Viewer Core 5.0)
  • svgrsrc.dll - SVG Viewer Core 5.0 Resources
  • GbDetect.dll - GBDetect Module
  • Acrobat.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat 6.0)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • Aiod.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • AiodLite.dll
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 6.00 for Netscape
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 6.0)
  • asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • adist32.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine Parser)
  • BibUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • acroaum.exe - Acroaum (Acroaum 6.0)
  • 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
  • capserve.exe - Adobe Acrobat Capture Server

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}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • acrodist.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C70BE759-83FF-486F-B472-D948460B7D78}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3431F31C-7FE0-4E82-B3CB-163C9181AC9A}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9CA4460-3598-45E4-BC18-299C53F040EE}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • acrotray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe'.
  • Acrobat.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat Professional?

You can uninstall Adobe Acrobat 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 6.0 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 Professional.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.02%
Windows XP 31.59%
Windows 10 15.24%
Windows Vista 3.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 31.77%
Windows 7 Professional 16.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Windows 10 Home 3.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.23%
  India 6.24%
  BD 4.37%
  Iran 4.37%
  United Kingdom 3.74%
  Italy 3.01%
  Canada 2.70%
  Brazil 1.87%
  Indonesia 1.87%
  Germany 1.56%
  Romania 1.35%
  Spain 1.35%
  Pakistan 1.25%
  United Arab Emirates 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.75%
Hewlett-Packard 23.09%
Acer 13.11%
Intel 7.05%
Toshiba 6.46%
ASUS 4.89%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Samsung 2.35%
Sahara 1.96%
Lenovo 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.79%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 1.86%

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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