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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,813
United States Rank #11,212
Reach 0.0372%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.65 days
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Average installed length: 351.07 days


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Adobe Reader 6.0.1

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 6.0.1 is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named AdobeUpdateManager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 2.15 MB (2,250,100 bytes). The installed file esdupdate.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 36% of users of Adobe Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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-A00000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 6.0.1

Program executable:AdobeUpdateManager.exe
Name:Adobe Update Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.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}.

How do I remove Adobe Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader 6.0.1 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 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Reader 6.0.1, 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 Reader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Reader 6.0.1 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 35%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.15%
Windows XP 35.82%
Windows 8 18.97%
Windows Vista 2.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.84%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 8.1 7.00%
Windows 10 Home 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.45%
  United Kingdom 5.52%
  Canada 4.18%
  Brazil 4.01%
  Germany 3.51%
  Iran 3.18%
  Romania 2.84%
  France 2.51%
  Italy 2.34%
  India 2.01%
  Australia 1.67%
  Egypt 1.67%
  Poland 1.67%
  Mexico 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.70%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 11.78%
American Megatrends 6.61%
ASUS 6.61%
Sahara 5.75%
Intel 4.89%
Toshiba 4.60%
Lenovo 3.45%
Samsung 1.15%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-ES2L 4.00%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.67%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.00%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.00%
Acer Aspire T180 2.00%

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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