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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop CS5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #794
United States Rank #1,512
Reach 0.8651%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.47 days
544.98 days >
Average installed length: 286.35 days


VersionDistribution 0.01%
12.0 99.99%

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Adobe Photoshop CS5

What is Adobe Photoshop CS5?

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.


The most used version is 12.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 Adobe DNG Converter.exe. The software installer includes 160 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,591,693 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="{15
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop CS5

Program executable:Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Name:Adobe DNG Converter
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe DNG Converter.exe
Additional files:
  • Adobe DNG Converter.exe - Adobe DNG Converter
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • PDFPrevHndlrShim.exe - Adobe PDF Preview Handler Helper Application
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe - ESTK CS5 2010/02/24-15:17:54 (ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 and Debugger (32 bit))
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS5
  • HTML2PDFWrapFor64Bit.exe - HTML2PDFWrapFor64Bit Module (HTML2PDF wrapper for 64Bit PDFMOutlook.dll)
  • lightroom.exe - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • A3DUtility.exe - Adobe Acrobat 3D Utility (Adobe 3D Utility 9.5)
  • DeviceCentral.exe - Adobe Device Central CS5
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • Photoshop Elements 10.0.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe Photoshop Elements 10)
  • Photoshop Elements 9.0.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
  • PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe
  • PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 (component)
  • PseProxy.exe
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe - Adobe Premiere Elements (Adobe QT32 Server)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • ExtendScript Toolkit 2.exe - ExtendScript Toolkit 2 (ExtendScript Toolkit 2 and Debugger)
  • Photodownloader.exe - Adobe Photo Downloader
  • ahv.exe - Adobe Help Viewer 1.1
  • Illustrator.exe - Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • ElementsAutoAnalyzer.exe - ElementsAutoAnalyzer
  • PhotoshopServer.exe - Adobe Media Core CS6
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS4 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • Photoshop.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • dynamiclinkmanager.exe - dynamiclinkmanager
  • ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe - Elements Organizer (Elements Organizer SyncAgent10.0)
  • PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe - Elements 10 Organizer
  • Setup.exe - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • Bridge.exe - Adobe Bridge CS5
  • digitaleditions.exe - Digital Editions (Adobe Digital Editions)
  • uninstall.exe
  • Adobe AIR Installer.exe - Adobe AIR 1.5 (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • Adobe_Helperx32.exe - Adobe Setup (AdobeHelperx86 Utility Application)
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • tether_canon.exe - Lightroom (com.adobe.lightroom.tether.canon)
  • tether_nikon.exe - com.adobe.lightroom.tether.nikon
  • bridgeproxy.exe - Bridge (Adobe Bridge)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.exe
  • Adobe Stock Photos CS3.exe
  • AdobeCaptivate.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 10.1
  • Aged Photo.exe
  • Aggregator.exe
  • amecommand.exe
  • Audition.exe
  • Conditional Mode Change.exe
  • Constrain 350, Make JPG 30.exe
  • Constrain to 200x200 pixels.exe
  • Constrain to 300 pixels.exe
  • Constrain to 64 pixels.exe
  • Constrain to 64X64 pixels.exe
  • ConvertIFDShell.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Autoplay Handlers
  • bridgeproxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'BridgeCS3ImportMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.adobebridge' and the action verb 'launch.
  • lightroom.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Lightroom5BetaAutoPlayHandler' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.AdobeLightroom' and the action verb 'open.
  • PseProxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (AdobePhotoshopElements9ShowPicturesOnArrival).
8 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E00E3907-A78C-47D2-AF75-B24FBB4130B0}' (runs on registration).
  • digitaleditions.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0A8B65B-492D-46F0-8A66-8B05A1CDF529}' (runs on registration).
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A12701C6-A24D-4DE2-B415-07E0225021CD}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F35F55F-207C-4A23-AF9C-4565E6344212}' (runs on registration).
  • Eula.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7F6D63D-57B0-4531-96B9-339476F18753}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
  • Plus 2 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe Reader Speed Launcher.
  • PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Adobe Active File Monitor V9' (AdobeActiveFileMonitor9.0) "Tracks files that are managed by Elements Organizer".
3 Startup Files (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\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe" -stealth.
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PhotoshopElements8SyncAgent' and executes as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ImageReady.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\ImageReady.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • digitaleditions.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions\digitaleditions.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000171856%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001513%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000206%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,169
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:249.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0000612121%
Kernel CPU:0.00005215%
User CPU:0.00000906%
CPU cycles/sec:54,755,109
I/O reads/min:36.51 KB
I/O writes/min:4.93 KB
Memory:411.08 MB
Total CPU:0.0004588672%
Kernel CPU:0.00007092%
User CPU:0.00038795%
CPU cycles/sec:45,613,691
I/O reads/min:10.03 KB
I/O writes/min:44.51 KB

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop CS5?

You can uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS5 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 CS5, 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 CS5.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.11%
Windows 10 22.96%
Windows XP 4.71%
Windows Vista 3.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.33%
Windows 7 Professional 12.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.69%
Windows 10 Home 4.41%
Windows 8.1 4.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.19%
  Italy 5.75%
  United Kingdom 4.73%
  France 4.08%
  Iran 3.84%
  Germany 3.59%
  Brazil 3.18%
  India 3.04%
  Canada 2.92%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Spain 1.76%
  Saudi Arabia 1.58%
  Australia 1.56%
  Russia 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.51%
Dell 20.71%
Acer 16.79%
ASUS 13.14%
Toshiba 5.59%
Lenovo 4.31%
Samsung 3.51%
Intel 1.81%
American Megatrends 0.77%
MSI 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.49%
ASUS All Series 3.98%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.89%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.00%

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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