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Should I remove Adobe Exchange Panel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,419
United States Rank #5,540
Reach 0.0700%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.14 days
446.63 days >
Average installed length: 234.67 days


1.2 25.09%
1 74.91%

Typically installed together

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Adobe Exchange Panel

What is Adobe Exchange Panel?

The Adobe Exchange client is an in-application panel that presents a consistent user experience across different Creative Suite 6 applications. The Adobe Exchange Producer Portal is a cloud-hosted application that enables content producers to define and upload the products that will appear in the Adobe Exchange in-app panel.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

The new Adobe® Exchange is a Creative Suite® extension marketplace. It is available as a panel within a variety of CS6 applications. The Adobe Exchange panel provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Suite products. With this preview of the Adobe Exchange p...  Read more


The most used version is 1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is CS6ServiceManager.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 45.31 MB (47,507,456 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: labs.adobe.com/technologies/exchange
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS6ServiceManager\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{41A12FFC
Estimated size: 45.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Exchange Panel

Program executable:CS6ServiceManager.exe
Name:Adobe CS6 Service Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS6ServiceManager\CS6ServiceManager.exe
The CS Service Manager is a program that runs in the background whenever extensions are invoked by Adobe Creative Suite products. This service determines what extensions should be loaded in an application, based on the information provided...
Additional files:
  • VulcanControl.dll - Vulcan Application Control Library
  • CS6ServiceManager.exe - Adobe CS6 Service Manager
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • IMSLib.dll - IMSLib DLL
  • VulcanControlCmd.exe
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • CSXS-Installer-Hook.dll - Adobe CS6 Service Manager Installer Support
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • VulcanMessage.dll - Vulcan Message Library
  • VulcanMessage4.dll
  • LogSession.dll - LogSession
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CS6ServiceManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AdobeCS6ServiceManager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CS6ServiceManager\CS6ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011966273%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00064203%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00055459%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,609
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:118 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:58 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Exchange Panel?

You can uninstall Adobe Exchange Panel 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 Exchange Panel, 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 Exchange Panel.

Win 10 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.71%
Windows 10 49.13%
Windows XP 0.58%
Windows Vista 0.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.86%
Windows 7 Professional 14.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.05%
Windows 8.1 12.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.24%
Windows 10 Home 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  Canada 4.08%
  Australia 3.36%
  Germany 3.06%
  France 2.52%
  Belgium 2.22%
  Italy 1.98%
  Brazil 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Spain 1.50%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Turkey 0.96%
  Singapore 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.68%
Dell 27.45%
Acer 12.29%
ASUS 10.98%
Toshiba 4.89%
Lenovo 2.98%
Intel 2.27%
Alienware 1.31%
MSI 1.19%
Samsung 1.07%
Apple 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.40%
HP Pro 3400 Series MT 4.40%
Dell XPS 8700 3.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.85%

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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