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Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X

What is Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X?  (from Adobe Systems)

You can create PDF files in Adobe FrameMaker by saving a FrameMaker document as a PDF file or by printing to the Adobe PDF printer. Both methods use Acrobat Distiller, which is installed with FrameMaker. Perform the tasks below to determine if Acrobat Distiller is responsible for the problem.


Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 42 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76D478-1033-0000-3478-000000000005}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X

  • ADUIGP.dll - Adobe Acrobat Postscript driver Plug-in for Adobe PDF Printer
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • Sangam.dll - Adobe India Sangam Core Code 2008/03/16-20:10:24 (Sangam Core Code)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Adobe XMP Core 5.2-c001 ( 32 bit ))
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • acrodist.exe - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrodistdll.dll
  • adistres.dll
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • ADOBEPDFUI.DLL - Adobe Acrobat Product Family (Adobe PDF Port Monitor UI DLL)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2010/09/27-13:37:26 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • pdfport.dll - PDFPort 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (PDFPort Interface Binder)
  • ADREGP.dll - AdobePS5 Rendering Plug-in (Rendering Plug-in)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2010/10/13-14:08:11 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2010/10/12-08:45:30 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • MPS.dll - MPS 2010/10/03-12:08:50 (Modular Parsing System)
  • Acrobat Elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • ContextMenu.dll - Adobe Acrobat Context Menu
  • ContextMenu64.dll
  • PDFMakerAPI.dll - PDFMakerAPI Module
  • pdfsettings.dll - Adobe PDFSettings (Adobe PDF Settings Manager)
  • SelectPageRange.ocx - Select Page Range (Select Page Range Framer Control)
  • AdobePDFMakerX.dll - Acrobat PDFMaker (AdobePDFMaker ActiveX Automation Server)
  • ImpCommWord.dll
  • PDFMExcel.dll
  • PDFMOfficeAddin.dll - PDFMOfficeAddin Module
  • PDFMPowerPoint.dll
  • PDFMWord.dll
  • PDFMEngine.dll - PDFMaker Engine
  • ADOBEPDF.DLL - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe PDF Port Monitor DLL)
  • Aiod.dll - Acrobat Install On Demand
  • Adist.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • Adist64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ContextMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
  • ContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • acrotray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acrobat Assistant 8.0' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".

How do I remove Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X?

You can uninstall Adobe PDF Creation Add-On X 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 PDF Creation Add-On X, 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 PDF Creation Add-On X.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.05%
Windows 10 5.68%
Windows XP 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 64.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.36%
Windows 7 Professional 10.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.27%
Windows 10 Home 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.69%
  Italy 12.62%
  Sweden 9.71%
  Singapore 2.91%
  India 2.91%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Finland 1.94%
  Romania 1.94%
  Germany 1.94%
  United Kingdom 1.94%
  Hong Kong 0.97%
  Lebanon 0.97%
  France 0.97%
  Kuwait 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 75.58%
Dell 8.14%
ASUS 3.49%
Intel 3.49%
Acer 3.49%
Toshiba 2.33%
Lenovo 2.33%
Common models
HP EliteBook Folio 9480m 10.47%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 9.30%
HP EliteBook 820 G1 6.98%
HP EliteBook 8570w 6.98%
HP ProBook 640 G1 6.98%
HP ZBook 15 4.65%

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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