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Should I remove Adobe Dreamweaver CS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,079
United States Rank #6,813
Reach 0.0760%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.59 days
695.87 days >
Average installed length: 365.63 days


11.5 100.00%

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

What is Adobe Dreamweaver CS?

Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development application originally created by Macromedia. Dreamweaver, like other HTML editors, edits files locally then uploads them to the remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV. As of version 5, Dreamweaver supports syntax highlighting for the following languages out of the box.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS5 web design software provides an intuitive visual interface for making and editing HTML websites and mobile apps. Use new Fluid Grid Layout designed for cross-platform compatibility to create adaptive layouts. Review designs with the enhanced Multiscreen Preview before publishing.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 Dreamweaver.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 730.88 KB (748,424 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/support
Help link: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{02
Estimated size: 730.88 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

Program executable:Dreamweaver.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5\Dreamweaver.exe
Additional files:
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • AcroBroker.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5.exe
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • airappinstaller.exe
  • Dreamweaver.exe
  • Droplet Template.exe
  • EscalatedPrivilegeFileOperationDaemon.exe
  • Eula.exe
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe
  • FlashPlayer.exe
  • Illustrator.exe
  • LogTransport2.exe
  • Photoshop.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1C85A33F-8BB5-46A8-9A6C-C58BA3792D3E}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
  • FlashPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{866E7F15-F3A9-43DB-A448-B35BF0BAD1B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Reader Speed Launcher.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:52.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008742131%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00055020%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032401%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,193,356
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:60.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:180 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:249.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0000612121%
Kernel CPU:0.00005215%
User CPU:0.00000906%
CPU cycles/sec:54,755,109
I/O reads/min:36.51 KB
I/O writes/min:4.93 KB

How do I remove Adobe Dreamweaver CS?

You can uninstall Adobe Dreamweaver CS 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 Dreamweaver CS5.5, 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 Dreamweaver CS.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.67%
Windows 10 21.27%
Windows XP 3.53%
Windows Vista 3.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.38%
Windows 7 Professional 15.46%
Windows 8.1 4.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.70%
Windows 10 Home 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.79%
  United Kingdom 5.20%
  Italy 3.64%
  Canada 3.53%
  France 3.29%
  Germany 2.72%
  India 2.60%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Australia 2.31%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Iran 1.97%
  Sweden 1.73%
  Brazil 1.68%
  Spain 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.00%
Dell 23.56%
Acer 15.27%
ASUS 12.72%
Toshiba 5.64%
Lenovo 4.31%
Intel 2.32%
Sony 1.22%
Samsung 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.38%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.83%
ASUS All Series 2.83%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.55%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.27%

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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