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Should I remove Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #87
United States Rank #53
Reach 4.6827%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.56 days
370.62 days >
Average installed length: 194.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
18.011.20055 0.36%
18.011.20040 1.65%
18.011.20038 5.54%
18.011.20036 0.03%
18.011.20035 0.10%
18.009.20050 4.77%
18.009.20044 0.12%
17.012.20098 0.13%
17.012.20095 0.03%
17.012.20093 0.01%
17.009.20058 0.17%
17.009.20044 9.43%
15.023.20070 5.90%
15.023.20056 2.47%
15.023.20053 0.13%
15.020.20042 2.14%
15.020.20039 3.07%
15.017.20053 8.45%
15.017.20050 3.04%
15.016.20045 4.54%
15.016.20041 1.02%
15.016.20039 0.90%
15.010.20060 6.44%
15.010.20059 2.97%
15.010.20056 6.62%
15.009.20079 7.65%
15.009.20077 3.25%
15.009.20071 0.99%
15.009.20069 2.53%
15.008.20082 8.80%
15.007.20033 6.74%

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

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Overview

Adobe Acrobat Reader 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 javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 504.24 KB (516,345 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 74% 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
MD5:7080b965215703ea1340c3c4903c7d73
Additional files:
  • 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 ))
  • 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 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2017/03/17-02:40:17 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AIDE.dll - AIDE 2015/02/03-00:43:18 (Adobe Image Decode Encode Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroRd32Res.dll
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2017/02/23-02:41:52 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 17.9)
  • 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
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • DirectInk.dll - DirectInk (DirectInk.dll, used for Direct Inking)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 17.9

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FFCA71AB-EF01-4860-B810-CBCF934E6B53}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3524467149-3971760068-2276059286-1001.
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 (All Users Run)
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\reader_sl.exe"' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\reader_sl.exe".

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

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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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 66%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.86%
Windows 7 34.09%
Windows XP 0.04%
Windows Vista 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 37.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.95%
Windows 10 Pro 13.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.01%
Windows 8.1 7.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.99%
  United Kingdom 7.49%
  Canada 3.01%
  Australia 2.13%
  India 1.10%
  Singapore 0.76%
  South Africa 0.68%
  Germany 0.66%
  Italy 0.59%
  France 0.58%
  Netherlands 0.51%
  Greece 0.42%
  Philippines 0.39%
  Saudi Arabia 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.07%
Dell 26.67%
Acer 12.04%
ASUS 8.55%
Toshiba 7.76%
Lenovo 7.04%
GIGABYTE 2.84%
Samsung 2.48%
Intel 0.88%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.61%
Dell Inspiron 3847 3.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 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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