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Should I remove Adobe Digital Editions?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #718
United States Rank #1,006
Reach 0.9549%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.80 days
701.95 days >
Average installed length: 368.82 days


2.0.1 31.74%
2.0 68.26%

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Adobe Digital Editions 2.0

What is Adobe Digital Editions?

Adobe Digital Editions is an ebook reader software program from Adobe Systems built initially (1.x version) using Adobe Flash. It is used for acquiring, managing and reading eBooks, digital newspapers, and other digital publications. The software supports PDF, XHTML (through the nonproprietary .EPUB file type specification), and Flash-based content. It implements a proprietary scheme of Digital Rights Management. Adobe Digital Editions uses the proprietary ADEPT (Adobe Digital Experience Protection Technology) digital rights management scheme, which is also implemented on some e-book readers, including iPads and many Android devices, but not Kindle. Adobe Digital Editions by default on Windows machines stores .pdf files of the documents in My Documents/My Digital Editions, where they can be copied and handled like other files, but they cannot be opened except with Adobe Digital Editions.


The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named DigitalEditions.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 14.71 MB (15,427,385 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/digital-editions-2.0
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/digital-editions-2.0-help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions 2.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 2.0\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 14.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Digital Editions 2.0

Program executable:DigitalEditions.exe
Name:Adobe Digital Editions 2.0
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions 2.0\DigitalEditions.exe
Additional files:
  • Adobe Digital Editions.exe - Adobe Digital Editions 2.0
  • Digital Editions.exe
  • DigitalEditions.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (64 Bit) (AMT Licensing)
  • Acrobat.dll - Adobe Acrobat
  • migration.exe - migration
  • migration.resources.dll
  • DigitalEditions.resources.dll - de2 (DigitalEditions)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • rmsdk_wrapper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D20D5B6B-1A36-494A-96F4-8F2E4710685A}' (runs on registration).
  • DigitalEditions.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE9D8BAC-9224-4205-B76F-65764A945C73}' (runs on registration).
Network connections
  • DigitalEditions.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:111.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0064511609%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00607496%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037620%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Adobe Digital Editions?

You can uninstall Adobe Digital Editions 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 Digital Editions 2.0, 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 Digital Editions.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.18%
Windows 10 26.29%
Windows Vista 4.96%
Windows XP 4.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.59%
Windows 7 Professional 11.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.30%
Windows 8.1 7.47%
Windows 10 Home 6.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.80%
  Germany 20.15%
  Canada 5.70%
  Netherlands 3.69%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  Italy 3.19%
  Australia 2.84%
  France 2.55%
  Spain 1.59%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Belgium 1.51%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Austria 1.09%
  India 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.22%
Dell 20.61%
Acer 16.90%
ASUS 10.15%
Medion 7.24%
Toshiba 5.99%
Samsung 4.39%
Lenovo 3.01%
Intel 1.33%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.10%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.12%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.85%

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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