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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop CS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,177
United States Rank #2,550
Reach 0.2998%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.43 days
750.08 days >
Average installed length: 394.11 days


12.1 100.00%

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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1

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What is Adobe Photoshop CS?

CS5 introduces new tools such as the Content-Aware Fill, Refine Edge, Mixer Brush, Bristle Tips and Puppet Warp. CS5 and CS5 Extended were made available through Adobe's online store, Adobe Authorized Resellers and Adobe direct sales. Both CS5 and CS5 Extended are offered as either a stand-alone application or feature of Adobe Creative Suite 5. CS5 Extended includes everything in CS5 plus features in 3D and video editing. A new materials library was added, providing more options such as Chrome, Glass, and Cork.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Photoshop.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 2.96 MB (3,103,485 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/go/ps_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\core\PDApp.exe --appletID="DWA_UI" --appletVersion="1.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{9158FF30
Estimated size: 2.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop CS5.1

Program executable:Photoshop.exe
Name:Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Photoshop.exe
Additional files:
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5
  • EscalatedPrivilegeFileOperationDaemon.exe - Extension Manager
  • DeviceCentral.exe - Adobe Device Central CS5.5
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • Photodownloader.exe - Adobe Photo Downloader
  • Photoshop.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • Bridge.exe - Adobe Bridge CS5.1
  • AdobeQTServer.exe - AdobeQTServer
  • bridgeproxy.exe - Bridge (Adobe Bridge)
  • ahc.exe
  • ahcremind.exe
  • digitaleditions.exe
  • uninstall.exe

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.
Scheduled Task
  • digitaleditions.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0A8B65B-492D-46F0-8A66-8B05A1CDF529}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Bridge.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeBridge' and executes as "C:\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Adobe Bridge CS5.1\Bridge.exe" -stealth.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • digitaleditions.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions\digitaleditions.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop CS?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS 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 Photoshop CS5.1, 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 Photoshop CS.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.72%
Windows 10 18.15%
Windows Vista 4.21%
Windows XP 3.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.28%
Windows 7 Professional 11.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.81%
Windows 10 Home 3.69%
Windows 8.1 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.22%
  United Kingdom 5.78%
  Canada 3.52%
  Germany 3.48%
  France 2.99%
  Australia 2.51%
  Brazil 2.30%
  Italy 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Sweden 2.02%
  Iran 1.81%
  Russia 1.64%
  Spain 1.43%
  India 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.74%
Dell 21.22%
Acer 16.53%
ASUS 12.70%
Toshiba 6.15%
Lenovo 3.60%
Samsung 2.92%
Intel 2.35%
MSI 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.73%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.39%
ASUS All Series 4.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.45%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.67%

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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