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4% remove it96% keep it
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Global Rank #24,030
United States Rank #22,763
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Adobe Digital Editions Preview

What is Adobe Digital Editions Preview?

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.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 digitaleditionspreview.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 11.45 MB (12,010,205 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/digital-editions-1.8
Help link: www.adobe.com/go/digital-editions-1.8-help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions preview
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions Preview\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 11.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Digital Editions Preview

Program executable:digitaleditionspreview.exe
Name:Adobe Digital Editions 1.8.3 Preview
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe digital editions preview\digitaleditionspreview.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Adobe Digital Editions 1.8.3 Preview
  • migration.exe - migration
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • rmsdk_wrapper.dll
  • FilterCheck.exe
  • HaupBlast.exe
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll - #ZipLibrary (ICSharpCode.SharpZipLibrary)
  • NDigitalHost.exe (by Microsoft) - NDigitalHost
  • NextPVR.exe (by Menten Holdings Ltd) - NextPVR
  • NPVRServiceControl.exe (by Menten Holdings Ltd) - NCtrl
  • NRecord.exe - NRecord
  • NScriptHelper.exe (by Microsoft) - NScriptHelper
  • NShared.dll - NShared
  • NTray.exe - NTray
  • NUtility.dll - NUtility
  • Schedule.exe - Schedule
  • SlimDX.dll
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • taglib-sharp.dll - TagLib#
  • TbsCIapi.dll (by TBSDTV) - tbs card ci dll (TBS card CI dll)
  • Unmanaged.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DigitalEditionsPreview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7382863C-CDE2-46BC-9C55-8A59795BB9C0}' (runs on registration).
  • NRecord.exe runs as a service named 'NPVR Recording Service' (NPVR Recording Service).

How do I remove Adobe Digital Editions Preview?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Digital Editions Preview from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Digital Editions Preview 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Digital Editions Preview, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Preview.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.39%
Windows 8 22.69%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 5.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 15.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.04%
Windows 7 Starter 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.85%
  United Kingdom 5.76%
  Spain 5.04%
  Canada 4.32%
  Mexico 3.60%
  Colombia 2.88%
  Japan 2.88%
  Argentina 2.16%
  Chile 2.16%
  Ecuador 2.16%
  India 2.16%
  Iran 2.16%
  Italy 2.16%
  South Africa 2.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.69%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
ASUS 12.35%
Samsung 8.64%
Acer 7.41%
Toshiba 7.41%
Lenovo 6.17%
Intel 2.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.03%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.02%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.02%
Samsung NC210/NC110 2.02%
Samsung SF311/SF411/SF511 2.02%
Samsung R530/R730/R540 ... 1.01%

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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