84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Adobe Media Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #793
United States Rank #1,019
Reach 0.8653%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.93 days
499.56 days >
Average installed length: 262.48 days


1.8 70.37%
1.7 0.66%
1.6 1.91%
1.5 0.18%
1.1 26.40%
1.0 0.49%

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Adobe Media Player

What is Adobe Media Player?

Adobe Media Player is a desktop media player that allows users to manage and interact with their media content, and allows content publishers to define branding and advertising in and around their content. The Adobe Media Player was one of the first Adobe AIR applications from Adobe Systems. The player is designed to allow users to subscribe to webcasts from various providers to be either streamed or download for viewing offline. Adobe had signed CBS, PBS, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, CondeNet, and Scripps Networks as partners


The most common release is 1.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Adobe Media Player.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.92 MB (3,062,862 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/products/mediaplayer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe Media Player\
Uninstaller: msiexec /qb /x {39F6E2B4-CFE8-C30A-66E8-489651F0F34C}
Estimated size: 2.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Media Player

Program executable:Adobe Media Player.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe Media Player\Adobe Media Player.exe
  • Adobe Media Player.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Adobe Media Player.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA90618A-F962-4A5E-A169-660AE5B411FF}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Adobe Media Player.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe Media Player\Adobe Media Player.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Adobe Media Player.exe
Memory:76.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001811071%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008292%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009818%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:198 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:162 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Media Player?

You can uninstall Adobe Media Player 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 Media Player, 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 Media Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.46%
Windows 10 31.64%
Windows Vista 6.06%
Windows XP 3.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.25%
Windows 7 Professional 12.33%
Windows 10 Home 10.06%
Windows 10 Pro 6.71%
Windows 8.1 5.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.16%
  Italy 6.79%
  United Kingdom 5.42%
  Germany 2.89%
  Canada 2.73%
  India 2.55%
  Brazil 2.47%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Spain 2.00%
  Australia 1.96%
  Indonesia 1.32%
  Philippines 1.28%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Russia 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.81%
Dell 22.68%
Acer 16.68%
ASUS 12.29%
Toshiba 6.65%
Lenovo 4.10%
Samsung 3.68%
Intel 1.89%
American Megatrends 0.72%
MSI 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.00%
ASUS All Series 6.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.95%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.36%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.86%

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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