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Should I remove Adobe Help Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,346
United States Rank #19,261
Reach 0.0179%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 72.43 days
750.85 days >
Average installed length: 394.51 days


2.1 100.00%

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Adobe Help Center 2.1

What is Adobe Help Center?

The Adobe Help Center is a free, downloadable application that includes three primary features help topics for Adobe CS2 designated software products installed on your system. (If none of these products are installed, Help topics for them aren?t available.) Help topics are updated periodically and can be downloaded through Adobe Help Center preferences.


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 primary executable is named ahc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 16.26 MB (17,048,064 bytes). The installed file AdobeUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Help Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{25569723-DC5A-4467-A639-79535BF01B71}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Help Center 2.1

Program executable:ahc.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Help Center\ahc.exe
Additional files:
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • OperaMgr.dll - Adobe Opera Manager (Adobe Opera Manager Library)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • BIB.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • ahcremind.exe
  • AHCUninstallHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ahc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E00F5F0D-A536-4649-B1A7-CD942C6E46D7}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Adobe Help Center?

You can uninstall Adobe Help Center 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 Help Center 2.1, 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 Help Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.44%
Windows 10 19.83%
Windows Vista 8.50%
Windows XP 6.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.86%
Windows 7 Professional 14.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.43%
Windows 8.1 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.15% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 51.15%
  United States 28.64%
  United Kingdom 3.58%
  Austria 2.05%
  Canada 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  France 1.02%
  Switzerland 1.02%
  Australia 1.02%
  Spain 1.02%
  India 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  DK 0.77%
  Poland 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 31.09%
Hewlett-Packard 16.06%
Acer 13.99%
Dell 12.95%
American Megatrends 4.15%
Intel 4.15%
ASUS 3.11%
Lenovo 2.07%
Toshiba 2.07%
Samsung 1.55%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.40%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.72%
MEDION MS-7797 2.72%
MEDION MS-7800 2.72%

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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