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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 #302
United States Rank #588
Reach 1.9306%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.01 days
560.82 days >
Average installed length: 294.67 days


13.1.2 0.00%
13.0 100.00%

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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


The most common release is 13.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 233 files and is usually about 1.56 GB (1,679,563,776 bytes). The installed file updaternotifications.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/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
Language: Russian (Russia)

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)
  • plugplug.dll - Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlug Standard Dll (64 bit) (PlugPlug Standard Dll (64 bit))
  • ConvertIFDShell.exe - Adobe LiveCycle Designer IFD Import Filter
  • ConvertIP.exe - Adobe LiveCycle Designer Import Filter
  • ConvertPDF.exe
  • ConvertWord.exe
  • fileinfo.dll - Adobe XMP FileInfo 2012/01/17-15:11:19 (Adobe XMP FileInfo ( 64 bit ))
  • adobexmpscript.dll - Adobe XMP Script 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Script 5.2-s002 ( 64 bit ))
  • adobexmpfiles.dll - Adobe XMP Files 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Files 5.4-f049 ( 64 bit ))
  • axe8sharedexpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • updaternotifications.dll - Adobe Updater Notifications Library
  • adobexmp.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/02/06-14:56:27 (Adobe XMP Core 5.3-c011 ( 64 bit ))
  • adobepip.dll - Adobe Product Improvement Program
  • extendscript.dll - ExtendScript 2011/12/14-15:08:46 (Adobe ExtendScript scripting engine (64 bit))
  • scriptuiflex.dll - ScriptUIFlex 2011/12/14-15:08:46 (Scriptable User Interface Library (64 bit))
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • axedomcore.dll - AXEDOMCore 2011/12/16-15:10:49 (Adobe XML Engine: DOM Core)
  • ExtendScript Toolkit.exe - ESTK CS5.5 2011/02/02-14:08:30 (ExtendScript Toolkit CS5.5 and Debugger (32 bit))
  • adbeape.dll - Adobe APE 2012/01/25-10:04:55 (Adobe APE(64 bit))
  • adobeowl.dll - Adobe Owl 2012/09/10-12:31:21 (Adobe Owl(64 bit))
  • bibutils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/06/05-15:16:32 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType 2012/06/05-15:16:32 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • 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)
  • jp2klib.dll - JP2KLib 2011/12/12-16:12:37 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • sccore.dll - ScCore 2011/12/14-15:08:46 (Scripting Components Core (64 bit))
  • adobelinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • adobepdfl.dll - PDFL 2011/12/12-16:12:37 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe - Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 (component))
  • PseProxy.exe
  • ace.dll - ACE 2012/06/05-15:16:32 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • agm.dll - AGM 2012/06/05-15:16:32 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • are.dll - ARE 2012/06/05-15:16:32 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • mps.dll - MPS 2012/02/03-10:33:13 (Modular Parsing System)
  • 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)
  • photoshop.dll - Photoshop Resource DLL
  • plugin.dll - Photoshop Plugin Utilities
  • psart.dll
  • psviews.dll
  • Adobe Premiere Pro.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro
  • MPEGHDVExport.exe - Adobe Premiere Pro Plug-in
  • setup.exe - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • pdfsettings.dll - Adobe PDFSettings (Adobe PDF Settings Manager)
  • Bridge.exe - Adobe Bridge CS6
  • Acrobat.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat 8.0)
  • acrobat_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • reader_sl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • bridgeproxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'BridgeCS6ImportMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Adobe.adobebridgeCS6' and the action verb 'launch.
  • PseProxy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (AdobePhotoshopElements9ShowPicturesOnArrival).
8 Scheduled Tasks
  • Acrobat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2F91FE84-40D1-4385-8345-8ED66D552FA8}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA039855-E0C9-4E82-AA34-11CC7B5D98EF}' (runs on registration).
  • ImageReady.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A12701C6-A24D-4DE2-B415-07E0225021CD}' (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

How do I remove Adobe Photoshop CS6?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 CS6.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
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 56.83%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows XP 1.78%
Windows Vista 1.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.80%
Windows 7 Professional 9.86%
Windows 8.1 8.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 6.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.46%
  Italy 4.95%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Brazil 4.00%
  France 3.70%
  Germany 3.04%
  Canada 2.89%
  India 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Spain 1.92%
  Australia 1.87%
  MA 1.45%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Iran 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.18%
Dell 17.94%
ASUS 16.23%
Acer 16.17%
Lenovo 6.10%
Toshiba 5.37%
Samsung 4.87%
Intel 1.36%
MSI 1.18%
Alienware 0.54%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.73%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.28%

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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