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Should I remove Adobe Digital Editions?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,851
United States Rank #2,410
Reach 0.3622%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.55 days
576.76 days >
Average installed length: 303.04 days


3.0.1 51.79%
3.0 48.21%

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Adobe Digital Editions 3.0

What is Adobe Digital Editions?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe┬« Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks int...  Read more


Adobe Digital Editions 3.0 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 3.0.1, 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 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 digitaleditions.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 14.91 MB (15,629,265 bytes). ADEAutoUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 37% of users of Adobe Digital Editions come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/digital-editions-3.0
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/digital-editions-3.0-help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions 3.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 3.0\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 14.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Digital Editions 3.0

Program executable:digitaleditions.exe
Name:Adobe Digital Editions 3.0
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions 3.0\digitaleditions.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Adobe Digital Editions 3.0
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader
  • migration.exe - migration
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • rmsdk_wrapper.dll
  • ADEAutoUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DigitalEditions.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8746E35-4226-4060-9CAC-288CB7F75CE4}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEE45A0D-EA4F-4264-8C9F-D87A12A2118C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DigitalEditions.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 3.0\DigitalEditions.exe'.

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 3.0, 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) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.14%
Windows 10 41.97%
Windows Vista 3.55%
Windows XP 2.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.18%
Windows 8.1 13.91%
Windows 10 Home 13.14%
Windows 7 Professional 10.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.64%
  Germany 17.76%
  Canada 6.80%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  Netherlands 4.22%
  Italy 4.05%
  Australia 2.37%
  France 2.20%
  Sweden 2.01%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Spain 1.38%
  DK 1.26%
  Brazil 1.14%
  India 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.16%
Dell 18.30%
Acer 17.70%
ASUS 11.75%
Medion 8.66%
Toshiba 6.11%
Lenovo 4.86%
Samsung 3.86%
Intel 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.81%
ASUS All Series 4.48%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.27%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.07%

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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