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Should I remove Adobe InDesign CS6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,486
United States Rank #4,093
Reach 0.1595%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.93 days
528.90 days >
Average installed length: 277.89 days


VersionDistribution 0.80% 1.27% 4.87% 5.85%
8.0 87.21%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe InDesign CS6

What is Adobe InDesign CS6?

InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users, creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create digital publications, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe InDesign CS6 software is a versatile desktop publishing application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. Create elegant and engaging pages for print, tablets, and other screens. Use new Adaptive Design Tools to easily repurpose layouts to look great on a variety of pages sizes, orienta...  Read more


The most common release is 8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 InDesign.exe. The setup package generally installs about 128 files and is usually about 1.71 MB (1,788,582 bytes). The installed file updatercore.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 Indesing CS6\Ado cs6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{CFB770D7
Estimated size: 1.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe InDesign CS6

Program executable:InDesign.exe
Name:Adobe InDesign CS6
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS6\InDesign.exe
Additional files:
  • AAM Registration Notifier.exe - AAM Registration Notifier Application
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe - AAM Updates Notifier Application
  • AAMLauncher.exe - Adobe Updater AAM Launcher
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2012/01/18-15:07:40 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • adb.exe
  • ADBE_AGMFL.dll - SWFPort 2012/02/13-21:49:01 (SWFPort Interface Binder)
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2012/01/25-10:04:55 (Adobe APE(32 bit))
  • adbeapecore.dll - Adobe APE 2010/02/23-12:40:58
  • adbeapeengine.dll - Adobe APE Engine 2012/01/25-10:04:55 (Adobe APE Engine(32 bit))
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS6
  • Adobe Help.exe
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe - Adobe Media Encoder CS6.0
  • Adobe Muse.exe
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe - Adobe Media Core CS6
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)
  • adobe_licutil.exe - Adobe License Utility
  • adobe_oobelib.dll - Adobe_OOBELib (Adobe OOBELib)
  • adobe_upgrade.dll - adobe_upgrade (Adobe Upgrade Library)
  • Adobe3DAndVideoServer.exe
  • AdobeAIRInstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeARM.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • AdobeARMHelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • AdobeOwl.dll - Adobe Owl 2012/02/09-16:00:02 (Adobe Owl(32 bit))
  • AdobeOwlCanvas.dll - Adobe Owl Canvas
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2011/12/12-16:12:37 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • AdobePIP.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • AdobePSL.dll - AdobePSL
  • AdobeQTServer.exe - AdobeQTServer
  • AdobeSWFL.dll - AdobeSWFL (Adobe SWFL library)
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Core 5.3-c011 ( 32 bit ))
  • AdobeXMPFiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Files 5.4-f049 ( 32 bit ))
  • AdobeXMPScript.dll - Adobe XMP Script 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Script 5.2-s002 ( 32 bit ))
  • AFL.dll - AFL (Adobe File Library)
  • aflame.dll - AFlame 2012/01/20-14:36:51 (Adobe Flame)
  • aflamingo.dll - AFlamingo 2012/01/20-14:36:51 (Adobe Flamingo)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2012/01/18-15:07:40 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • AILib.dll - Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • AIPort.dll - AIPort (AIPort Interface Binder)
  • AlcidDLL.dll
  • aldfs32CJK.dll
  • aldvm32CJK.dll
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • amtservices.dll - AMTServices (AMT Services)
  • apdboot.dll - Adobe Photo Downloader 7.0 component
  • apdhook.dll
  • APDPreferences.dll
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2012/01/18-15:07:40 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • armsvc.exe - Adobe Acrobat Update Service
  • ASLSupport.dll
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • ATR.dll - ATR (Adobe Trapping Component)
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AXEDOMCore.dll - AXEDOMCore 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (Adobe XML Engine: DOM Core)
  • axlib.dll - AXLib
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/01/18-15:07:40 (Bravo Interface Binder)

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.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
2 Services
  • SwitchBoard.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe SwitchBoard' (SwitchBoard) "Adobe SwitchBoard".
  • armsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Acrobat Update Service' (AdobeARMservice) "Adobe Acrobat Updater consente di tenere sempre aggiornato il software Adobe.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AdobeARM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".
  • SwitchBoard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SwitchBoard' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Adobe Muse.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe Muse\Adobe Muse.exe'.
Network connections
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to (port 80).
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to (port 80).
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to a23-67-211-235.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to a23-67-250-113.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to a23-67-61-162.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to a23-74-115-235.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • AAM Updates Notifier.exe connects to a87-108-18-41.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AAM Updates Notifier.exe
Memory:8.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2921425268%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.16891740%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.12322513%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:145,998
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.88 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.94 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.67 MB
Total CPU:0.0000428535%
Kernel CPU:0.00001856%
User CPU:0.00002429%
CPU cycles/sec:41,162
I/O reads/min:22.93 KB
I/O writes/min:186 Bytes
Memory:1.19 MB
Total CPU:0.0001386865%
Kernel CPU:0.00010454%
User CPU:0.00003415%
CPU cycles/sec:398

How do I remove Adobe InDesign CS6?

You can uninstall Adobe InDesign CS6 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 InDesign CS6, 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 InDesign CS6.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe InDesign CS6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 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 60.66%
Windows 10 34.86%
Windows Vista 2.26%
Windows XP 2.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.23%
Windows 7 Professional 13.76%
Windows 8.1 8.62%
Windows 10 Home 6.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.72%
  France 5.16%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Italy 3.88%
  Netherlands 3.38%
  Germany 3.35%
  Brazil 3.19%
  Canada 3.05%
  Australia 2.38%
  Belgium 1.66%
  Sweden 1.66%
  India 1.61%
  Spain 1.58%
  Mexico 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.04%
Dell 18.69%
ASUS 16.81%
Acer 14.12%
Toshiba 6.86%
Lenovo 5.59%
Samsung 4.22%
Intel 1.47%
MSI 1.12%
Alienware 0.46%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.45%
ASUS All Series 4.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.88%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.16%

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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