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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,141
United States Rank #3,299
Reach 0.3015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.06 days
562.14 days >
Average installed length: 295.36 days


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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection

What is Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection?

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 Standard software combines industry-standard tools for editing digital images, creating vector graphics, and laying out top-quality print documents with elegant typography. Plus, you can extend your ideas beyond print with dynamic presentations, eBooks, and digital magazines that marry the...  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. 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 72 files and is usually about 1012.09 MB (1,061,254,144 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/support
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/support_it
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="{28
Estimated size: 1012.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection

Program executable:Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Additional files:
  • PMReaderApp.exe - Adobe India PageMaker Import via Sangam 2010/02/03-18:48:35 (PageMaker Import from Sangam)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • InstallAX.exe - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 10.1 r52)
  • InstallPlugin.exe
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe - ESTK CS6 2012/03/13-23:11:26 (ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 and Debugger (32 bit))
  • Pixel Bender Toolkit.exe - Adobe® Pixel Bender® Toolkit (Adobe Image Foundation)
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS5
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • Dreamweaver.exe - Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
  • Illustrator.exe - Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe - Adobe Media Core CS6
  • Adobe Soundbooth CS5.exe - Adobe Soundbooth CS5
  • GPUSniffer.exe
  • ImporterREDServer.exe
  • PhotoshopServer.exe
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • Photoshop.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • InDesign.exe - Adobe InDesign CS5
  • Setup.exe - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • Adobe Prelude.exe - Adobe Prelude CS6
  • AdobeUpdateCheck.exe - AdobeUpdateCheck (Adobe Update Check 8.1)
  • FlashPlayer.exe - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.1 r52)
  • FlashPlayerDebugger.exe
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • AcroRd32Info.exe - Adobe Reader 8.0
  • Adobe_Helperx32.exe - Adobe Setup (AdobeHelperx86 Utility Application)
  • Adobe_Helperx64.exe - AdobeHelperx64 Utility Application
  • CustomHook_Helperx64.exe - CustomHook_Helperx64 Utility Application
  • TokenResolverx64.exe - TokenResolver 64-bit Application
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • bridgeproxy.exe - Bridge (Adobe Bridge)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • Acrobat Elements.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 8.0
  • amecommand.exe
  • Bridge.exe
  • convertifd.exe
  • ConvertIFDShell.exe
  • ConvertIP.exe
  • ConvertPDF.exe
  • ConvertWord.exe
  • ConvertXF.exe
  • dynamiclinkmanager.exe
  • dynamiclinkmediaserver.exe
  • Flash.exe
  • FormDesigner.exe
  • lightroom 4.2.exe
  • Photodownloader.exe
  • tether_canon.exe
  • tether_nikon.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • bridgeproxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'BridgeCS3ImportMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.adobebridge' and the action verb 'launch.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1C85A33F-8BB5-46A8-9A6C-C58BA3792D3E}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F35F55F-207C-4A23-AF9C-4565E6344212}' (runs on registration).
  • Eula.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7F6D63D-57B0-4531-96B9-339476F18753}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
  • Photoshop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0294B2D5-DA2F-4F51-8C00-918078FD1431}'.
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".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:249.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000612121%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005215%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000906%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:54,755,109
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:36.51 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.93 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:411.08 MB
Total CPU:0.0004588672%
Kernel CPU:0.00007092%
User CPU:0.00038795%
CPU cycles/sec:45,613,691
I/O reads/min:10.03 KB
I/O writes/min:44.51 KB
Memory:366.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0000199835%
Kernel CPU:0.00000556%
User CPU:0.00001442%
CPU cycles/sec:86,219,074
I/O reads/min:106.09 KB
I/O writes/min:2.35 KB

How do I remove Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection?

You can uninstall Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection 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 5 Master Collection, 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 5 Master Collection.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 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 74.84%
Windows 10 19.77%
Windows XP 2.98%
Windows Vista 2.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.02%
Windows 7 Professional 16.52%
Windows 8.1 3.46%
Windows 10 Home 3.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.06%
  France 6.27%
  Germany 4.18%
  Taiwan 4.13%
  Italy 3.75%
  Brazil 3.42%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Canada 2.67%
  India 2.50%
  Australia 2.20%
  Spain 1.94%
  Indonesia 1.83%
  Thailand 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.81%
Hewlett-Packard 19.63%
Acer 17.37%
ASUS 16.62%
Lenovo 3.64%
Samsung 3.53%
Toshiba 3.04%
Intel 2.67%
MSI 0.72%
Sony 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.84%
ASUS All Series 4.46%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.97%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.97%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.77%

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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