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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,447
United States Rank #12,526
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7.1.0 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 7.1.0

What is Adobe Reader?

Adobe Acrobat and Reader are a set of applications designed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication. Adobe also allows Acrobat plug-ins to be developed by third parties, which can add extra functions to the Acrobat program.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 AcroRd32.exe. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 3.09 MB (3,236,352 bytes). esdupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A71000000002}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 7.1.0

Program executable:AcroRd32.exe
Name:Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader 7.0
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
Additional files:
  • esdupdate.dll - Adobe Systems Adobe Update Library (Adobe Update Library)
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Run-time Dynamic Link Library (3D Run-time)
  • eularesen_US.dll - eulares Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeUpdateManager.exe - Adobe Update Manager
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Linguistic Library
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • epic_eula.dll - Adobe EULA DLL
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 7.1)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader 7.0
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine Parser)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib (JPEG200 Core Library)
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • AcroRdIF.dll - Adobe Acrobat PDF IFilter
  • onlineservices.dll - Adobe Online Services for Acrobat (Online Services Library)
  • svgrsrc.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer (SVG Viewer Core 6.0 Resources)
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 7.00 for Netscape
  • acroaum.exe - Acroaum (Acroaum 7.0.8)
  • svgcore.dll - SVGCore (SVGCore 6.0)
  • libaglcnv28.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • edb500x.dll (by Simple Software Solutions) - e_Db 5.0 Expert Edition
  • edb1drv.dll (by Simple Software Solutions) - e_Db 5.1 for Windows (e_Db 5.1 for Windows edb1 native database driver)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeUpdateManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'updateMgr' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_1_0 -reboot 1.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32Info.exe'.
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Reader?

You can uninstall Adobe Reader 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 Reader 7.1.0, 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 Reader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Reader 7.1.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 70.97%
Windows Vista 17.20%
Windows 7 10.04%
Windows 10 1.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 71.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.42%
Windows 7 Professional 3.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.66%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.22%
  United Kingdom 6.49%
  Australia 4.05%
  Canada 3.24%
  Israel 2.16%
  France 1.62%
  Italy 1.35%
  India 1.08%
  Sweden 0.81%
  Spain 0.81%
  Germany 0.81%
  Czech Republic 0.81%
  Hungary 0.81%
  Slovenia 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.95%
Hewlett-Packard 13.16%
Toshiba 12.11%
Sahara 11.58%
American Megatrends 8.95%
Acer 8.42%
Intel 7.89%
Gateway 1.58%
ASUS 1.05%
Compaq 1.05%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 3.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 2.94%
Dell Dimension E521 2.21%
Dell Dimension C521 2.21%
Acer Aspire 5630 2.21%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 2.21%

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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