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Should I remove Adobe Digital Editions?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,088
United States Rank #926
Reach 0.6374%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.15 days
1066.52 days >
Average installed length: 560.37 days

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Adobe Digital Editions

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.


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 primary executable is named digitaleditions.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 13.43 MB (14,080,256 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 13.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Digital Editions

Program executable:digitaleditions.exe
Name:Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Editions
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions\digitaleditions.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Adobe Digital Editions 2.0

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).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • digitaleditions.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions\digitaleditions.exe'.
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, 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) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.11%
Windows Vista 13.35%
Windows XP 8.54%
Windows 10 7.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.02%
Windows 7 Professional 9.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.37%
Windows 10 Home 3.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.21%
  Germany 10.62%
  Canada 5.69%
  United Kingdom 3.59%
  Netherlands 3.40%
  France 2.26%
  Australia 2.24%
  Italy 2.23%
  Spain 1.70%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Austria 0.69%
  Brazil 0.58%
  DK 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.53%
Hewlett-Packard 26.80%
Acer 16.19%
Toshiba 10.77%
ASUS 5.24%
Intel 2.01%
Samsung 1.87%
Lenovo 1.40%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Medion 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.98%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.27%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.25%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.05%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.98%

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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