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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 #716
United States Rank #1,380
Reach 0.9606%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.48 days
456.76 days >
Average installed length: 239.99 days


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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection

What is Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection?

Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) 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.


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 Patch.exe. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 10.76 MB (11,277,451 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{E8
Estimated size: 10.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection

Program executable:Patch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Patch.exe
Additional files:
  • PMReaderApp.exe - Adobe India PageMaker Import via Sangam 2012/02/07-10:51:05 (PageMaker Import from Sangam)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe - ESTK CS6 2012/03/13-23:11:26 (ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 and Debugger (32 bit))
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
  • VulcanMessageCmd.exe - Vulcan Message Command
  • Illustrator.exe - Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe - Adobe Media Core CS6
  • GPUSniffer.exe
  • ImporterREDServer.exe
  • MPEGHDVExport.exe
  • PhotoshopServer.exe
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • Photoshop.exe
  • InDesign.exe - Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Adobe Prelude.exe - Adobe Prelude CS6
  • Flash.exe - Adobe Flash CS6
  • FlashPlayer.exe - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 11.2 r202)
  • FlashPlayerDebugger.exe
  • AdobeQTServer.exe - AdobeQTServer
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • naib.exe - Adobe Bootstrapping Utility
  • bridgeproxy.exe - Bridge (Adobe Bridge)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6.exe
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • Bridge.exe
  • EscalatedPrivilegeFileOperationDaemon.exe
  • naip.exe
  • nais.exe
  • Photodownloader.exe
  • Setup.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.
4 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'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
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
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
Network connections
  • Illustrator.exe connects to a184-51-163-235.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:335.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000419055%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000175%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004016%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:118,482,247
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:16.57 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.73 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:525.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0087811800%
Kernel CPU:0.00686040%
User CPU:0.00192078%
CPU cycles/sec:20,480,462
I/O reads/min:67.34 KB
I/O writes/min:47.19 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 6 Master Collection?

You can uninstall Adobe Creative Suite 6 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 6 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 6 Master Collection.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
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 54.32%
Windows 10 44.24%
Windows XP 0.73%
Windows Vista 0.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.88%
Windows 7 Professional 13.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.95%
Windows 8.1 7.89%
Windows 10 Pro 5.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.53%
  France 6.59%
  Italy 4.89%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  Brazil 3.64%
  Germany 3.34%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  Canada 2.48%
  Spain 2.24%
  Australia 2.05%
  India 1.95%
  Taiwan 1.83%
  Thailand 1.82%
  Indonesia 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.44%
Hewlett-Packard 20.09%
Dell 18.85%
Acer 14.33%
Lenovo 6.73%
Toshiba 4.03%
Samsung 3.70%
Intel 1.73%
MSI 1.41%
Alienware 0.72%
Apple 0.51%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.12%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.04%

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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