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Should I remove Adobe Illustrator CS2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,398
United States Rank #9,346
Reach 0.0341%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.66 days
225.94 days >
Average installed length: 118.72 days


12.0.1 3.77%
12.000.000 96.23%

Typically installed together

Adobe Illustrator CS2


Adobe Illustrator CS2 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is 12.000.000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named illustrator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 2.38 MB (2,497,024 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 50% of users of Adobe Illustrator CS2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/main.html
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/products/illustrator.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS2\
Uninstaller: msiexec /I {B2F5D08C-7E79-4FCD-AAF4-57AD35FF0601}
Estimated size: 2.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Illustrator CS2

Program executable:illustrator.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe illustrator cs2\support files\contents\windows\illustrator.exe
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - Adobe Illustrator CS2 (Setup Launcher)
  • illustrator-keygen.exe
  • 22020134.exe - Acrobat Professional
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • ad2mcmpgdec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG Stream Decoder (MPEG Stream Decoder)
  • ad2mpegin.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG File Decoder (MPEG File Decoder)
  • ad2mpg_dlg.dll - MPEG Encoder dialogs
  • ad2mpgaout.dll - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG Audio Encoder (MPEG Audio Encoder)
  • ad2mpgcap32.dll - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG Capture Wrapper (MPEG Capture Wrapper)
  • ad2mpgcheck.dll - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG Settings Checker (MPEG Settings Checker)
  • ad2mpgmux.dll - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG Multiplexer (MPEG Multiplexer)
  • ad2mpgvout.dll - MainConcept® MPEG Video Wrapper (MPEG Video Wrapper)
  • ad2pcmaout.dll - MainConcept (Adobe2)® MPEG PCM Audio (MPEG PCM Audio)
  • ADBEAudition_ESD1_WWEFGJIS.exe - Adobe Extractor
  • ADBEAudition_loopolgy.exe
  • AdobeDocMeta.dll - Adobe DocMetaLib
  • AdobeLM.dll - AdobeLM
  • Adobelmsvc Installer.dll - Audition (System Level Service Installer)
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • agldt28l.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • AI_CS2_IE_NonRet.exe - AI_CS2_IE_NonRet
  • AMEProperties.dll - Adobe Media Encoder (Adobe Media Encoder Properties Library)
  • AMESettingsUI.dll - Adobe Media Encoder UI
  • ARE.dll - ARE (Adobe Raster Express)
  • ASLConsole.dll - Adobe Audition (Adobe Audition Support Library)
  • ASLFoundation.dll
  • ASLUnitTesting.dll
  • Asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • AudioFilters.dll
  • audipp.dll
  • Audition.exe - Adobe Audition
  • AuditionUtil.dll
  • AudSCSI.dll
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • BackendLegacyLib.dll
  • BackendLib.dll
  • BIB.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • BravoInitializer.dll - Adobe Premiere Pro (Adobe Premiere Pro Support Library)
  • CDAPI.dll
  • instmsiw.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Installer - Unicode (Installer for the Windows Installer)

How do I remove Adobe Illustrator CS2?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Illustrator CS2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Illustrator CS2 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Illustrator CS2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Illustrator CS2.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.60%
Windows 8 33.68%
Windows XP 7.53%
Windows Vista 4.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.14%
Windows 8.1 16.56%
Windows 7 Professional 15.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.34%
Windows 10 Home 6.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.92%
  Germany 9.29%
  United Kingdom 6.63%
  Japan 2.82%
  Canada 2.65%
  Italy 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Austria 1.49%
  France 1.33%
  Australia 1.33%
  India 1.33%
  Thailand 1.16%
  Switzerland 1.16%
  Indonesia 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.52%
Dell 25.09%
Acer 13.26%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 6.81%
Toshiba 4.66%
Intel 2.15%
Samsung 2.15%
Medion 2.15%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Alienware 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 1720 1.92%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.92%


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