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Should I remove Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

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10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #284
United States Rank #170
Reach 2.3771%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.68 days
78.92 days >
Average installed length: 41.47 days


15.010.20060 0.11%
15.010.20059 5.46%
15.010.20056 15.79%
15.009.20079 20.38%
15.009.20077 8.71%
15.009.20071 2.65%
15.009.20069 5.79%
15.008.20082 23.48%
15.007.20033 17.63%

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC


Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 15.008.20082, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 504.24 KB (516,345 bytes). The installed file RdrServicesUpdater.exe 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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AC0F074E4100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 504.24 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (64 Bit) (AMT Licensing)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2014/12/13-23:22:07 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2014/12/12-00:43:15 (Adobe XMP Core 5.6-c015 ( 32 bit ))
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript 2013/02/04-18:07:46 (Adobe ExtendScript scripting engine (32 bit))
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 15.8)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • ADelRCP.exe - ADelRCP Dynamic Link Library
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2015/02/27-12:06:53 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2015/05/25-11:15:34 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2015/05/27-13:58:44 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ScCore.dll - ScCore 2013/02/04-18:07:46 (Scripting Components Core (32 bit))
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2014/12/13-23:22:07 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2015/05/25-11:15:34 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroRd32Res.dll
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2015/05/25-11:15:34 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2015/02/27-12:06:53 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 15.8)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroSup64.dll - Acrobat 64 bit Installer Support
  • AiodLite.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.9.20069
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 15.8
  • RdrCEF.exe - Adobe RdrCEF
  • RdrServicesUpdater.exe - Adobe WebInstaller 15.9

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Reader Plugin for Firefox' with a plugin key of 'Adobe Reader' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{587B01A4-5E6D-4E24-BC90-F343533CA8C1}' (runs on registration).
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".

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 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 Reader 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 Reader 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 Reader DC.

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Win 8 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.13%
Windows 7 41.76%
Windows 8.1 0.06%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.85%
Windows 8.1 13.32%
Windows 7 Professional 9.69%
Windows 10 Pro 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.40%
  United Kingdom 9.31%
  Canada 4.27%
  Australia 2.95%
  India 1.69%
  South Africa 0.73%
  Saudi Arabia 0.69%
  Malaysia 0.55%
  New Zealand 0.54%
  Greece 0.53%
  Philippines 0.49%
  Israel 0.47%
  Egypt 0.39%
  Indonesia 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.46%
Dell 25.86%
Acer 12.72%
Toshiba 8.61%
ASUS 8.41%
Lenovo 7.64%
Samsung 2.79%
Intel 0.87%
MSI 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.16%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.94%

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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