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Should I remove Adobe Creative Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,025
United States Rank #12,482
Reach 0.0186%


2.0 33.88%
1.1.1 31.69%
1.1 1.09%
1.0 33.33%

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Adobe Creative Suite

What is Adobe Creative Suite?

Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is a collection of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications made or acquired by Adobe Systems. The collection consists of Adobe's applications (e.g., Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign), that are based on various technologies (e.g., PostScript, PDF, Flash).


The most common release is 2.0, 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 primary executable is named Adobe DNG Converter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\INSTAL~1\{D52EC~1\setup.exe /Relaunched=yes /Uninstall /Relaunched=yes

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Creative Suite

Program executable:Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Additional files:
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • AcroBroker.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • Aged Photo.exe
  • Conditional Mode Change.exe
  • Constrain 350, Make JPG 30.exe
  • Constrain to 200x200 pixels.exe
  • Constrain to 300 pixels.exe
  • Constrain to 64 pixels.exe
  • Constrain to 64X64 pixels.exe
  • Drop Shadow Frame.exe
  • Eula.exe
  • ImageReady.exe
  • LogTransport2.exe
  • Make Button.exe
  • Make Sepia Tone.exe
  • Metal Slide Thumbnail.exe
  • Photoshop.exe
  • Save As JPEG Medium.exe
  • Save As Photoshop PDF.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1C85A33F-8BB5-46A8-9A6C-C58BA3792D3E}' (runs on registration).
  • Photoshop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B35914E-2E13-4506-8503-081D598584B7}' (runs on registration).
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2DF764E-AF05-4459-8DBD-B66206546340}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Reader Speed Launcher.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:52.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008742131%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00055020%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032401%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,193,356
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:60.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:180 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Creative Suite?

You can uninstall Adobe Creative Suite 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 Creative Suite, 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 Creative Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.63%
Windows XP 22.95%
Windows 10 18.85%
Windows Vista 9.29%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.16%
Windows 7 Professional 13.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.03%
Windows 10 Home 6.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.80%
  Italy 8.84%
  France 4.74%
  Japan 4.74%
  Netherlands 3.66%
  Belgium 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  Germany 3.02%
  United Kingdom 2.80%
  Australia 1.72%
  Sweden 1.51%
  DK 1.29%
  Czech Republic 1.29%
  Spain 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.33%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Acer 10.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Intel 5.33%
Toshiba 4.44%
American Megatrends 3.11%
Sahara 2.67%
Lenovo 1.78%
NEC 1.78%
Samsung 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.25%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%
Dell Vostro 230 1.63%
Dell Studio 1737 1.63%

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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