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Should I remove Adobe Dreamweaver CS5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,127
United States Rank #8,027
Reach 0.0748%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.42 days
397.88 days >
Average installed length: 209.06 days


11.0 100.00%

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

What is Adobe Dreamweaver CS5?  (from Adobe Systems)

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 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 Dreamweaver.exe. The software installer includes 140 files and is usually about 601.31 KB (615,743 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 31% of users of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/support
Help link: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Programs\Adobe CS5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{C79312BD
Estimated size: 601.31 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Program executable:Dreamweaver.exe
Name:Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
Path:C:\Programs\Adobe CS5\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5\Dreamweaver.exe
Additional files:
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 11.0)
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2010/02/24-17:43:58 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AcroRdIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2010/02/23-12:40:58 (Adobe APE(32 bit))
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS5
  • Adobe Help.exe
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe - Adobe Media Encoder CS5
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4.Portable.exe
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • adobe_DW_CS5_KeyGen.exe
  • Adobe_OOBE_Launcher.dll - Adobe OOBE Launcher (Adobe OOBE launcher Utility)
  • Adobe3DAndVideoServer.exe
  • AdobeAIRInstaller.exe - Adobe AIR 1.5.3 (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 11.0
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobeOwl.dll - Adobe Owl 2010/03/08-15:17:17 (Adobe Owl(32 bit))
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2010/02/11-10:42:06 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • AdobePSL.dll - AdobePSL
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 5.0-c060)
  • AdobeXMPFiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files (Adobe XMP Files, 5.0-f127)
  • AdobeXMPScript.dll - Adobe XMP Script (Adobe XMP Script, 5.0-s003)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2010/02/24-17:43:58 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • AiodLite.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • AIRInstallerRunner.exe
  • AlcidDLL.dll - AlcidDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • amtservices.dll - AMTServices (AMT Services)
  • apdboot.dll - Adobe Photo Downloader 6.0 component
  • apdhook.dll
  • APDPreferences.dll
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2010/02/24-17:43:58 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • arh.exe
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2010/02/23-17:27:33 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AXEDOMCore.dll - AXEDOMCore (Adobe XML Engine: DOM Core)
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2010/02/24-17:43:58 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2010/02/24-17:43:58 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • boost_date_time.dll - DVA Product
  • boost_filesystem.dll
  • boost_regex.dll
  • boost_signals.dll
  • boost_system.dll
  • boost_threads.dll
  • Bridge.exe - Adobe Bridge CS5
  • bridgeproxy.exe - Bridge (Adobe Bridge)
  • ccme_asym.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition (Asymmetric encryption library)
  • ccme_base.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Base library
  • ccme_base_non_fips.dll - Base library - non-FIPS algorithms

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • bridgeproxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'BridgeCS3ImportMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.adobebridge' and the action verb 'launch.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7EDE4A7E-F3D9-4509-89CA-7A677B754BF2}' (runs on registration).
  • Eula.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7F6D63D-57B0-4531-96B9-339476F18753}' (runs on registration).
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9458328F-2204-4688-A746-846349A12995}' (runs on registration).
  • Photoshop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0294B2D5-DA2F-4F51-8C00-918078FD1431}'.
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Reader Speed Launcher.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
2 Startup Files (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 11.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • Bridge.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeBridge' and executes as "C:\adobe photoshop\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe" -stealth.
3 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 11.0\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 11.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe.
  • jusched.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SunJavaUpdateSched' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000173628%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001354%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000382%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,609,889
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:676 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:26 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:59.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0020774635%
Kernel CPU:0.00061036%
User CPU:0.00146710%
CPU cycles/sec:2,559,135
I/O reads/min:1.78 KB
I/O writes/min:94 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Dreamweaver CS5?

You can uninstall Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 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, 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 CS5.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.28%
Windows 10 20.11%
Windows XP 6.16%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.80%
Windows 7 Professional 13.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%
Windows 8.1 3.27%
Windows 10 Home 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.44%
  United Kingdom 6.17%
  Brazil 4.09%
  Italy 4.03%
  France 3.72%
  India 3.66%
  Iran 3.17%
  Canada 2.44%
  Spain 1.95%
  Germany 1.83%
  Australia 1.71%
  Sweden 1.71%
  Mexico 1.65%
  MA 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Dell 22.54%
Acer 16.36%
ASUS 9.27%
Toshiba 6.18%
Samsung 5.61%
Lenovo 2.86%
Intel 2.17%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.33%
ASUS All Series 2.22%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.22%

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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