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Should I remove Adobe Download Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #805
United States Rank #857
Reach 0.8521%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.53 days
723.50 days >
Average installed length: 380.15 days


v1.1beta 0.01%
1.2.9 25.36%
1.2.8 4.06%
1.2.6 24.72%
1.2.5 11.72%
1.2.3 10.94%
1.2.2 3.42%
1.2.1 0.72%
1.2 5.13%
1.1 0.01%
1.0.6 9.29%
1.0.5 1.02%
1.0.4 0.57%
1.0.3 1.05%
1.0.2 1.10%
1.0.1 0.54%
1.0.0 0.34%

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Adobe Download Assistant

What is Adobe Download Assistant?

The Adobe Download Assistant is a small, lightweight application used with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Premiere Elements trial product downloads to improve download reliability. After the trial software is downloaded, Adobe Download Assistant automatically starts the product installation.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Download Assistant runs on Mac OS, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. These operating systems are the same ones that the trial products use. Simply download the trial software. The Adobe Download Assistant installs on your computer automatically when you initiate a trial product download.


The most used version is 1.2.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 Adobe Download Assistant.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 2.89 MB (3,026,734 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe Download Assistant\
Uninstaller: msiexec /qb /x {C8773FDB-D0DB-BE52-D536-F48F9886B57B}
Estimated size: 2.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Download Assistant

Program executable:Adobe Download Assistant.exe
Path:C:\PhotoShop\Adobe Download Assistant\Adobe Download Assistant.exe
Additional files:
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9D64C61-62BD-44D4-B812-0AE89523B394}' (runs on registration).
  • 7z.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{756B733B-AE51-48D9-A99C-3186D6DF6889}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 7z.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '7zip' and executes as "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe Download Assistant\Adobe Download Assistant.exe'.
Network connections
  • Adobe Download Assistant.exe connects to www-du1.adobe.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Adobe Download Assistant.exe
Memory:60.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0393402320%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03165659%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00768364%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Adobe Download Assistant?

You can uninstall Adobe Download Assistant 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 Download Assistant, 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 Download Assistant.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.94%
Windows 10 30.87%
Windows Vista 4.46%
Windows XP 2.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.85%
Windows 7 Professional 11.44%
Windows 10 Home 10.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.91%
Windows 8.1 9.25%
Windows 10 Pro 3.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.21%
  France 6.17%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Canada 4.42%
  Italy 3.70%
  Brazil 2.24%
  Germany 2.15%
  Australia 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Spain 1.51%
  Belgium 1.22%
  India 1.20%
  Sweden 1.19%
  Mexico 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.93%
Dell 21.05%
Acer 16.13%
ASUS 10.30%
Toshiba 8.37%
Samsung 5.42%
Lenovo 4.34%
Intel 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.81%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.40%
ASUS All Series 2.12%

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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