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Should I remove Adobe Photoshop CS6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #293
United States Rank #625
Reach 2.3355%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.88 days
645.33 days >
Average installed length: 339.07 days


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Adobe Photoshop CS6

What is Adobe Photoshop CS6?

Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the industry-standard image editing software, used worldwide by professional photographers, amateur photographers, and designers who want to perfect their digital images.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 software delivers even more image editing power, new creative options, and the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine for blazingly fast performance. Retouch with new Content-Aware features, and create superior designs as well as movies using new and reimagined tools and workflows. From Smart Object suppor...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named AdobeTool.exe. The setup package generally installs about 161 files and is usually about 1.56 GB (1,679,563,776 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="2.0" --mode="Uninstall" --mediaSignature="{74
Estimated size: 1.56 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Photoshop CS6

Program executable:AdobeTool.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\AdobeTool.exe
Additional files:
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • ConvertIFDShell.exe - Adobe LiveCycle Designer IFD Import Filter
  • ConvertIP.exe - Adobe LiveCycle Designer Import Filter
  • ConvertPDF.exe
  • ConvertWord.exe
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe - ESTK CS5.5 2011/02/02-14:08:30 (ExtendScript Toolkit CS5.5 and Debugger (32 bit))
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6.exe - Adobe Extension Manager CS6
  • convertifd.exe - Adobe Batch Output Designer (Batch Output Designer Executable)
  • EscalatedPrivilegeFileOperationDaemon.exe - Extension Manager
  • FormDesigner.exe - Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES
  • HTML2PDFWrapFor64Bit.exe - HTML2PDFWrapFor64Bit Module (HTML2PDF wrapper for 64Bit PDFMOutlook.dll)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 (component))
  • PseProxy.exe
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • Acrobat Elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • Photodownloader.exe - Adobe Photo Downloader
  • VulcanMessageCmd.exe - Vulcan Message Command
  • Dreamweaver.exe - Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Photoshop.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
  • Droplet Template.exe - Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Adobe Photoshop Droplet)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro
  • MPEGHDVExport.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro Plug-in
  • setup.exe - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • Bridge.exe - Adobe Bridge CS6
  • Acrobat.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat 8.0)
  • acrobat_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • reader_sl.exe
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.0)
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper
  • ConvertXF.exe - ConvertXF
  • bridgeproxy.exe - Bridge (Adobe Bridge)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • A3DUtility.exe
  • AcrobatInfo.exe
  • AcrobatLauncher.exe
  • acrodist.exe
  • adl.exe
  • Adobe DNG Converter.exe
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5.exe
  • Adobe Media Encoder.exe
  • Adobe QT32 Server.exe
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe
  • Aged Photo.exe
  • ahc.exe
  • ahcremind.exe
  • ahv.exe
  • amecommand.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
  • DeviceCentral.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • bridgeproxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'BridgeCS3ImportMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.adobebridge' and the action verb 'launch.
  • PseProxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (AdobePhotoshopElements9ShowPicturesOnArrival).
8 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9EC5B232-E87B-449D-9002-B9BB1BB98039}' (runs on registration).
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{799F4209-6FC7-4293-B5C0-AABFD4AF35EF}' (runs on registration).
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF37A138-0CB9-4975-A9E7-671C98B60CF2}' (runs on registration).
  • acrodist.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0BC1AF7B-AC25-4B87-95E9-8FA445C628FD}' (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).
  • 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 'AdobeActiveFileMonitor9.0'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • 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".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Acrobat.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' which loads as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe "C:\EVENT HARDWARE\Clients\SOBEYS\IGA 2013\PROGRAMME IGA 2013.pdf" "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\ADPB964.tmp" "C:\users\user\appdata\Local.
4 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".
  • 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".
  • acrobat_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_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'.
  • acrodist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\acrodist.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026046171%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00246724%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013737%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:154,190
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:254 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:153.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0003928459%
Kernel CPU:0.00021940%
User CPU:0.00017344%
CPU cycles/sec:83,508,728
I/O reads/min:13.5 KB
I/O writes/min:362 Bytes
Memory:6.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0251054327%
Kernel CPU:0.01394563%
User CPU:0.01115981%
CPU cycles/sec:105,908
I/O reads/min:44 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop CS6?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Photoshop CS6 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Photoshop CS6 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 CS6, 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 CS6.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.30%
Windows 8 35.21%
Windows XP 1.96%
Windows Vista 1.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.25%
Windows 7 Professional 10.41%
Windows 8.1 9.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.97%
Windows 8 Pro 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.80%
  United Kingdom 4.79%
  Brazil 4.30%
  Italy 3.99%
  France 3.62%
  Canada 3.17%
  Germany 2.99%
  India 2.20%
  Australia 2.07%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  Spain 1.81%
  MA 1.67%
  Iran 1.50%
  Sweden 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.40%
Dell 18.13%
Acer 16.25%
ASUS 16.20%
Lenovo 5.58%
Toshiba 5.54%
Samsung 4.44%
Intel 1.38%
MSI 1.12%
Alienware 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.31%
ASUS All Series 6.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.10%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.01%

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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