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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #3,058
Reach 0.0937%


11.0.23 3.20%
11.0.21 0.05%
11.0.20 2.71%
11.0.19 1.90%
11.0.18 2.06%
11.0.17 3.79%
11.0.16 2.60%
11.0.15 1.52%
11.0.14 2.60%
11.0.13 5.90%
11.0.12 7.96%
11.0.11 4.88%
11.0.10 15.76%
11.0.09 6.23%
11.0.08 3.95%
11.0.07 8.13%
11.0.06 6.61%
11.0.05 3.09%
11.0.04 1.14%
11.0.03 2.71%
11.0.02 0.70%
11.0.01 0.05%
11.0.00 12.46%

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Adobe Acrobat XI Standard

What is Adobe Acrobat XI Standard?  (from Adobe Systems)

Whether you need to create, edit, or sign PDF documents, you can do it easier with Adobe® Acrobat® XI Standard — the solution that makes PDFs work harder so you don't have to. Build forms fast, convert PDFs to PowerPoint, and edit files intuitively with the latest version of Acrobat Pro. With Adobe® Acrobat® XI Stan...  Read more


Adobe Acrobat XI Standard is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 11.0.10, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 2.22 MB (2,332,759 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 80% of users of Adobe Acrobat XI Standard come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-1033-FFFF-BA7E-000000000006}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Acrobat XI Standard

  • 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 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XMP Core 5.4-c005 ( 32 bit ))
  • 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
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • adobeafp.dll - Adobe Acrobat File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2013/03/26-03:36:01 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2014/12/02-11:12:24 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 11.0)
  • AcroIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • Acrobat.dll - Adobe Acrobat
  • Acrobat.exe
  • acrobat_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcrobatInfo.exe
  • 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
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • 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 11.0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AFCA3C97-3615-4D82-814A-68069975A8B4}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2F91FE84-40D1-4385-8345-8ED66D552FA8}' (runs on registration).
  • acrodist.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C578C1FA-A138-4FA2-B94D-6C5454203684}' (runs on registration).
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9458328F-2204-4688-A746-846349A12995}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • acrotray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Acrobat Assistant 8.0.
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\Reader 11.0\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 #2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe "C:\users\user\documents\FACILITIES\Building Space\Building Maps\WH-2.pdf" "C:\users\user\documents\FACILITIES\Building Space\Building Maps\WH-.
2 Startup Files (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 11.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • acrodist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\acrodist.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.8169379864%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.26623950%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.55069848%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:6.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0251054327%
Kernel CPU:0.01394563%
User CPU:0.01115981%
CPU cycles/sec:105,908
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Acrobat XI Standard?

You can uninstall Adobe Acrobat XI Standard 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 XI Standard, 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 XI Standard.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.87%
Windows 10 42.51%
Windows XP 0.97%
Windows Vista 0.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.95%
Windows 8.1 10.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.30%
Windows 10 Home 9.43%
Windows 10 Pro 8.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.35%
  Germany 3.45%
  Canada 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.36%
  Japan 1.16%
  Italy 0.94%
  Australia 0.91%
  France 0.73%
  Switzerland 0.69%
  Netherlands 0.47%
  Singapore 0.44%
  Spain 0.44%
  Norway 0.44%
  Sweden 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 64.95%
Hewlett-Packard 16.39%
Lenovo 4.92%
Acer 4.22%
Toshiba 2.65%
ASUS 2.19%
Intel 1.09%
Samsung 0.86%
Alienware 0.70%
Sony 0.47%
Apple 0.39%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 5.73%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 4.30%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 4.06%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 3.70%
Dell Latitude E5540 3.23%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.99%

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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