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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop CS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,437
United States Rank #3,480
Reach 0.4769%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.99 days
442.21 days >
Average installed length: 232.35 days


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Adobe Photoshop CS

What is Adobe Photoshop CS?

Photoshop CS increased user control with a reworked file browser augmenting search versatility, sorting and sharing capabilities and the Histogram Palette which monitors changes in the image as they are made to the document. Photoshop CS is a tool that helps design sequences for videos and films by removing the guesswork for film and video professionals. Photoshop files have default file extension as .PSD, which stands for "Photoshop Document." A PSD file stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. Photoshop functionality can be extended by add-on programs called Photoshop plugins (or plug-ins). Adobe creates some plugins, such as Adobe Camera Raw, but third-party companies develop most plugins, according to Adobe's specifications.


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 208 files and is usually about 70.28 MB (73,689,959 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/photoshop
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\0701\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EF
Estimated size: 70.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop CS

Program executable:photoshop.exe
Name:Adobe Photoshop CS Middle East Version
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\photoshop cs\photoshop.exe
Additional files:
  • ImageReady.exe - Adobe ImageReady (tm) CS Central European Version (ImageReady Central European Version)
  • Photoshop.dll - Adobe Photoshop CS Central European Version (Photoshop Resource DLL)
  • Plugin.dll - Photoshop Plugin Utilities
  • PSArt.dll
  • PSViews.dll
  • ScCore.dll - Scripting components core runtime
  • almuirsc.dll - Adobe Activation UI Resource DLL (almuirsc)
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript scripting engine
  • ImageReadyRes.dll - Adobe ImageReady (tm) CS (ImageReady)
  • AWSCommonSymbols.dll - Adobe AWSCommonSymbols (AWSCommonSymbols)
  • ExtendScriptIDE.dll - ExtendScript debugger
  • UID.mr.dll - Adobe UID Client DLL (Adobe DLL)
  • WebAccessUtils.dll - Adobe WebAccessUtils (WebAccessUtils)
  • AWSCommonUI.dll - Adobe AWSCommonUI (AWSCommonUI)
  • PDFL60.dll - Adobe PDF Library
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (64 Bit) (AMT Licensing)
  • Uninst.dll - Adobe Photoshop (Uninst)
  • FileInfo.dll - Adobe FileInfo (FileInfo)
  • Asn.er.dll - ASN Library (ASN Dynamic Library)
  • ARM.dll - Adobe ARM (ARM)
  • AWSSCL.dll - Adobe SCL
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine: Parser)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • AdobeLM.dll - AdobeLM
  • AdobeReg.dll
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib (JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE (Adobe Raster Express)
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • MPS.dll - MPS (Modular Parsing System)
  • ImageReady.dll - Adobe ImageReady (tm) CS Middle East Version (ImageReady Middle East Version)
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS
  • CoreFoundation.dll (by Apple Computer) - CoreFoundation Dynamic Link Library
  • onOneToolbox2.dll (by onOne Software) - onOne Toolbox2 Dynamic Link Library
  • LanguageList.dll (by WinSoft S.A) - WinSoft MultiLingual Support (MultiLingual Support)
  • OnOneWidgets.dll - OnOneWidgets dll
  • onOneWelcomeDialog.dll (by onOne Software) - Essentials (Implements the welcome screen)
  • Adobelmsvc Installer.dll - SafeCast2
  • WRServices.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Photoshop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{14F560D1-8DBE-499E-9DDD-A320146C9897}' (runs on registration).
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2DF764E-AF05-4459-8DBD-B66206546340}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Photoshop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Photoshop.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop CS?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Photoshop CS, 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 Photoshop CS.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.60%
Windows 10 19.11%
Windows XP 13.06%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.97%
Windows 7 Professional 9.58%
Windows 10 Home 3.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.41%
  Saudi Arabia 9.47%
  Iran 7.40%
  BD 6.47%
  India 6.26%
  Italy 3.79%
  France 3.16%
  Spain 2.93%
  Germany 2.84%
  Indonesia 2.56%
  Egypt 2.28%
  United Kingdom 2.19%
  IQ 1.77%
  MA 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.61%
Hewlett-Packard 22.96%
Acer 18.89%
Toshiba 7.45%
ASUS 7.18%
Intel 3.20%
Lenovo 2.94%
Samsung 2.28%
American Megatrends 1.86%
Sahara 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.88%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.52%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.63%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.27%

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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