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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 #16,305
United States Rank #16,987
Reach 0.0160%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.79 days
760.70 days >
Average installed length: 399.69 days


6.0 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 6.0

What is Adobe Reader?  (from Adobe Systems)

Acrobat Reader lets you read and print from any system any document created as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file, with its original appearance preserved. PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as the author intended by anyone with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Adobe Rea...  Read more


Adobe Reader 6.0 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is AcroRd32.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 24.9 MB (26,114,326 bytes). esdupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of Adobe Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-000000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 6.0

Program executable:AcroRd32.exe
Name:Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader 6.0
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
Additional files:
  • esdupdate.dll - Adobe Systems Adobe Update Library (Adobe Update Library)
  • AdobeUpdateManager.exe - Adobe Update Manager
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroRd32.exe - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 6.0)
  • AXEParser.dll - AXEParser (Adobe XML Engine Parser)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib (JPEG200 Core Library)
  • Ace.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • Agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • OPP.dll - OPP
  • onlineservices.dll - Adobe Online Services for Acrobat (Online Services Library)
  • acroiehelper.dll - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe Acrobat IE Helper Version 6.0 for ActivieX)
  • pdf.ocx - Adobe Acrobat PDF (Adobe Acrobat Control Version 6.0 for ActiveX)
  • svgcore.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer (SVG Viewer Core 5.0)
  • svgrsrc.dll - SVG Viewer Core 5.0 Resources
  • gbdetect.dll - GBDetect Module
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 6.00 for Netscape
  • acroaum.exe - Acroaum (Acroaum 6.0)
  • edb500x.dll (by Simple Software Solutions) - e_Db 5.0 Expert Edition
  • edb1drv.dll (by Simple Software Solutions) - e_Db 5.0 for Windows (e_Db 5.0 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'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AcroIEHlprObj Class' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
Scheduled Task
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E52694BD-D8F3-42E2-A2D9-7C804A653202}' (runs on registration).

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 6.0, 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 6.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 41%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.76%
Windows 7 34.29%
Windows 10 17.78%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 44.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.80%
Windows 8.1 6.21%
Windows 7 Professional 4.90%
Windows 10 Pro 3.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.55%
  United Kingdom 7.06%
  Iran 4.24%
  Italy 3.95%
  Germany 2.82%
  India 2.82%
  Argentina 1.69%
  Spain 1.69%
  France 1.69%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Canada 1.41%
  Russia 1.41%
  Sweden 1.41%
  BA 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.14%
Dell 22.35%
Sahara 13.41%
Acer 11.73%
American Megatrends 7.82%
Intel 6.15%
Lenovo 2.79%
ASUS 2.23%
Common models
Acer Aspire 3000 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
HP Compaq dx2300 Microtow... 2.46%
Acer TravelMate 4150 ... 1.64%
Acer Aspire E1-571G 1.64%
Acer Aspire 1690 1.64%

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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