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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop CS2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,278
United States Rank #2,418
Reach 0.2796%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.90 days
498.42 days >
Average installed length: 261.88 days


9.0 100.00%

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Adobe Photoshop CS2

What is Adobe Photoshop CS2?

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program. Photoshop CS2expanded on its predecessor with a new set of tools and features. One of whichs included an upgraded Spot Healing Brush, which is mainly used for handling common photographic problems such as blemishes, red-eye, noise, blurring and lens distortion. Photoshop CS2 also brought a streamlined interface, making it easier to access features for specific instances. In CS2 users were also given the ability to create their own custom presets, which was meant to save time and increase productivity. 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 primary executable is named photoshop.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 88.17 MB (92,448,272 bytes). The installed file AdobeUpdater.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/photoshop
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\
Uninstaller: msiexec /I {236BB7C4-4419-42FD-0409-1E257A25E34D}
Estimated size: 88.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop CS2

Program executable:photoshop.exe
Name:Adobe Photoshop CS2
Path:C:\Program Files\adobe\adobe photoshop cs2\photoshop.exe
Adobe Photoshop CS2 is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems.
Additional files:
  • agldt28l.dll - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libagluc28.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library (AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library)
  • epic_pers.dll - Adobe Personalization DLL (Adobe PERS DLL)
  • epic_regs.dll - Adobe Registration DLL (Adobe REGS DLL)
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • AdobeLM.dll - AdobeLM
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • Adobelmsvc Installer.dll
  • ARE.dll
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll
  • epic_eula.dll
  • eularesen_US.dll
  • FileInfo.dll
  • ImageReady.exe
  • JP2KLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{344CDDDA-6DC8-46DA-93B2-DAB4CC6C3C6D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ImageReady.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\ImageReady.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:420.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003298519%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015790%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017195%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,274,025
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:9.56 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:14.18 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop CS2?

You can uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS2 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 CS2, 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 CS2.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.10%
Windows 10 40.79%
Windows XP 5.67%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.26%
Windows 10 Home 15.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.87%
Windows 8.1 9.61%
Windows 10 Pro 7.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.46%
  Germany 10.10%
  United Kingdom 6.77%
  Italy 3.44%
  India 3.06%
  Canada 3.00%
  France 2.65%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Austria 1.73%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Indonesia 1.61%
  Australia 1.45%
  Spain 0.83%
  Saudi Arabia 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.50%
Dell 21.16%
Acer 17.67%
ASUS 10.72%
Lenovo 5.38%
Toshiba 5.31%
Samsung 3.55%
Medion 2.36%
Intel 1.60%
American Megatrends 0.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.28%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.53%

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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