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Should I remove Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,769
United States Rank #5,695
Reach 0.0654%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.04 days
443.81 days >
Average installed length: 233.19 days


5.0 100.00%

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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium

What is Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium?

Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) is a collection of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications made by Adobe Systems. The collection consists of Adobe's applications (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign), that are based on various technologies (PostScript, PDF, Flash). Adobe sells Creative Suite applications in five different combinations called "editions", the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection contains applications from all of the above editions.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium software is the ultimate toolkit for designers who need to express their wildest ideas with precision; work fluidly across media; and produce exceptional results in print, web, interactive, and mobile design. Craft eye-catching images and graphics, lay out stunning pages, build sta...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is Adobe DNG Converter.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 5.61 MB (5,882,041 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/support
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/support_de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{A1BC7068
Estimated size: 5.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium

Program executable:Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Additional files:
  • PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 (component))
  • PseProxy.exe
  • ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe - Elements Organizer (Elements Organizer SyncAgent9.0)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • A3DUtility.exe
  • AcroBroker.exe
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe
  • AdobePhotoshopElementsMediaServer.exe
  • airappinstaller.exe
  • arh.exe
  • catalogtool.exe
  • CommandLineConverter.exe
  • CommandLineConverterRaw.exe
  • ConvertorExe.exe
  • Eula.exe
  • GenerateThumbnailSwf.exe
  • ImportHelper.exe
  • ImportVideo.exe
  • LogTransport2.exe
  • PDFConverter.exe
  • PhotoDownloader.exe
  • Photoshop Elements 7.0.exe
  • Photoshop Elements 9.0.exe
  • PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe
  • PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe
  • PhotoshopElementsSyncAgent.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PseProxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (AdobePhotoshopElements9ShowPicturesOnArrival).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1F1595D-2E29-41BD-8072-3CA11E675C35}' (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.
  • PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe runs as a service named 'AdobeActiveFileMonitor9.0'.
2 Startup Files (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 9.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PhotoshopElements8SyncAgent' and executes as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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 9.0\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:2.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000933764%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006343%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002995%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:38,138
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:7.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0001448219%
Kernel CPU:0.00006471%
User CPU:0.00008011%
CPU cycles/sec:2,798,838
I/O reads/min:384 Bytes
I/O writes/min:172 Bytes
Memory:40.7 MB
Total CPU:0.0168517423%
Kernel CPU:0.00644113%
User CPU:0.01041061%
CPU cycles/sec:4,875,884
I/O reads/min:7.47 KB
I/O writes/min:5.58 KB

How do I remove Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium 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 Creative Suite 5 Design Premium, 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 Creative Suite 5 Design Premium.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.25%
Windows 10 24.58%
Windows XP 3.48%
Windows Vista 2.61%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.60%
Windows 7 Professional 21.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.73%
Windows 10 Home 6.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.07%
Windows 10 Pro 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.87%
  Germany 3.91%
  United Kingdom 3.48%
  Australia 2.61%
  France 2.36%
  Canada 2.36%
  Mexico 2.23%
  Egypt 2.11%
  India 1.99%
  Indonesia 1.55%
  Taiwan 1.37%
  Singapore 1.30%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Spain 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.57%
Hewlett-Packard 25.73%
ASUS 10.39%
Acer 9.89%
Lenovo 4.69%
Toshiba 4.44%
Intel 2.92%
Samsung 2.28%
Apple 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.02%
ASUS All Series 3.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.10%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.17%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.17%

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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