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Should I remove Adobe Flash Professional CS5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,431
United States Rank #16,272
Reach 0.0294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.43 days
307.73 days >
Average installed length: 161.69 days


11.0 100.00%

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Adobe Flash Professional CS5

What is Adobe Flash Professional CS5?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Flash Professional software is a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content. Design immersive interactive experiences that present consistently across desktops and multiple devices, including tablets, smartphones, and televisions. Leverage a new extension (available separately) t...  Read more


Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. 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 Set-up.exe. The setup package generally installs about 94 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,683,807 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 25% of users of Adobe Flash Professional CS5 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/intlsupport
Help link: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\PROGRAMAS\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{CFC9F871
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Program executable:Set-up.exe
Path:C:\Adobe Flash Professional CS5\Set-up.exe
Additional files:
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • PDFPrevHndlrShim.exe - Adobe PDF Preview Handler Helper Application
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat 2010/02/23-17:27:33 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2010/02/23-17:27:33 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • AXEDOMCore.dll - AXEDOMCore 2010/02/23-17:27:33 (Adobe XML Engine: DOM Core)
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2010/02/23-12:40:58 (Adobe APE(32 bit))
  • AdobeOwl.dll - Adobe Owl 2010/01/21-18:06:47 (Adobe Owl(32 bit))
  • aflamingo.dll - AFlamingo 2010/02/23-17:27:33 (Adobe Flamingo)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2010/03/04-10:02:26 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe - ESTK CS5 2010/09/14-23:32:04 (ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 and Debugger (32 bit))
  • Pixel Bender Toolkit.exe - Adobe® Pixel Bender® Toolkit (Adobe Image Foundation)
  • aflame.dll - AFlame 2010/02/23-17:27:33 (Adobe Flame)
  • lightroom.exe - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2010/03/04-10:02:26 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2010/03/04-10:02:26 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe - Adobe Media Encoder CS5
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2010/03/04-10:02:26 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2010/03/04-10:02:26 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2010/03/04-10:02:26 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • ExtendScript Toolkit 2.exe - ExtendScript Toolkit 2 (ExtendScript Toolkit 2 and Debugger)
  • AILib.dll - Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • AIRes.dll
  • Adobe_OOBE_Launcher.dll - Adobe OOBE Launcher (Adobe OOBE launcher Utility)
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • Photoshop.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • AdobeXMPScript.dll - Adobe XMP Script (Adobe XMP Script, 5.0-s003)
  • AdobeXMPFiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files (Adobe XMP Files, 5.0-f127)
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core (Adobe XMP Core, 5.0-c060)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • amtservices.dll - AMTServices (AMT Services)
  • boost_date_time.dll - DVA Product
  • boost_filesystem.dll
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • tether_canon.exe - Lightroom (com.adobe.lightroom.tether.canon)
  • tether_nikon.exe - com.adobe.lightroom.tether.nikon
  • AdobePSL.dll - AdobePSL
  • AIPort.dll - AIPort (AIPort Interface Binder)
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0509EF12-7B3D-4006-8202-AB95E2E13EBD}' (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.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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:411.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004588672%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007092%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00038795%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:45,613,691
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.03 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:44.51 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:34.29 MB
Total CPU:0.0000173628%
Kernel CPU:0.00001354%
User CPU:0.00000382%
CPU cycles/sec:1,609,889
I/O reads/min:676 Bytes
I/O writes/min:26 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Flash Professional CS5?

You can uninstall Adobe Flash Professional 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 Flash Professional 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 Flash Professional CS5.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 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 72.93%
Windows 10 14.48%
Windows XP 7.76%
Windows Vista 4.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.51%
Windows 7 Professional 12.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.33%
Windows 8 Pro 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.52%
  France 4.81%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  Brazil 4.33%
  Canada 3.21%
  India 3.21%
  Italy 2.72%
  Mexico 2.72%
  Spain 2.40%
  Iran 2.40%
  Indonesia 2.08%
  Thailand 2.08%
  Russia 1.92%
  Taiwan 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.56%
Acer 21.01%
Dell 19.23%
ASUS 10.06%
Toshiba 7.40%
Intel 2.96%
Lenovo 2.66%
Samsung 1.18%
Sony 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.44%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.83%

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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