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Should I remove Adobe Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,415
United States Rank #1,894
Reach 0.2595%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.66 days
550.47 days >
Average installed length: 289.23 days


VersionDistribution 8.47% 5.36% 6.26% 7.24% 7.20% 14.27% 3.38% 3.64% 22.31% 6.14% 0.49% 0.72% 3.44% 5.03% 2.50% 1.82% 1.19% 0.55%

Adobe Download Manager

What is Adobe Download Manager?

Download Manager 3 enables the download of some trial software on Adobe.com. For example, Akamai 3 is used to download trial versions of Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Captivate, and the Technical Communications Suite. When downloading a trial product from Adobe.com, Akamai Download Manager installs automatically on your computer.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is getplusplus_adobe.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 506.16 KB (518,312 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nosltd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NOS\bin
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_Helper.dll",Uninstall /IE2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7 /Get1
Estimated size: 506.16 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Download Manager

Program executable:getplusplus_adobe.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nos\bin\getplusplus_adobe.exe
Additional files:
  • np_gp.dll - getPlusPlus for Adobe 162103 (getplusplusadobe162103)
  • getPlusPlus_Corel.exe - getPlus+(R)
  • getPlusUninst_Adobe.exe
  • gp.ocx
  • IEGetPlugin.ocx
  • getPlus_Corel.exe - getPlus(R) (getPlus(R) Download Manager)
  • getPlus_Helper.dll - getPlus(R) Helper
  • getPlus_Helper_3001.dll - getPlus(R) Installer
  • getPlus_Helper_3004.dll
  • getPlus_HelperSvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • np_gp.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np_gp.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • np_gp.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'getPlus+(R)' with a plugin key of '@nosltd.com/getPlus+(R),version=' for all users of the PC.
  • getPlus_HelperSvc.exe runs as a service named 'getPlus(R) Helper' (getPlus(R) Helper).
4 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • getPlusUninst_Adobe.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Uninstall Adobe Download Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlusUninst_Adobe.exe" /Get1noarpe.
  • getPlus_Helper.dll is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Uninstall Adobe Download Manager' which loads as "C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_Helper.dll",Uninstall /Get1noarp.
  • getPlus_Helper_3004.dll is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Uninstall Adobe Download Manager' which loads as "C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_Helper_3004.dll",Uninstall /IE2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7 /Get1noarp.
  • getPlus_HelperSvc.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Uninstall getPlus(R) for Adobe' which loads as "C:\Windows\TEMP\nos_uninstall_Adobe.exe" /UninstallGet1noarp.

How do I remove Adobe Download Manager?

You can uninstall Adobe Download Manager 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 Manager, 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 Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Download Manager you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.42%
Windows XP 28.02%
Windows Vista 23.34%
Windows 10 4.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.61%
Windows 7 Professional 6.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.73%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.13%
  Germany 7.61%
  United Kingdom 6.08%
  Canada 3.38%
  France 3.26%
  Italy 2.26%
  Australia 1.53%
  Spain 1.32%
  Belgium 1.07%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  Austria 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Japan 0.76%
  Finland 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.73%
Hewlett-Packard 23.78%
Acer 11.59%
Toshiba 8.96%
Intel 5.46%
American Megatrends 4.33%
Sahara 2.33%
Samsung 1.50%
ASUS 1.27%
Gateway 0.87%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.09%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.57%
Dell Dell DM061 2.04%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.96%


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