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Should I remove Adobe Reader 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,664
Reach 0.0329%


11.0.02 0.15%
11 0.15%
10.0 0.15%

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Adobe Reader 8

What is Adobe Reader 8?

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.


The most used version is 11.0.02, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 SmartRestore.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.56 MB (2,682,409 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell\smart restore
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Smart Restore\SmartRestore.exe" /MSADDREM *AdobeReader*
Estimated size: 2.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 8

Program executable:SmartRestore.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\packard bell\smart restore\SmartRestore.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartRestore.exe (by Packard Bell Services) - SmartRestore
  • Cristaline.dll (by Packard Bell) - Cristaline

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SmartRestore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20CF1A10-B487-4524-805F-4A5DEE65CDDF}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Adobe Reader 8?

You can uninstall Adobe Reader 8 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 8, 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 8.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 94.91%
Windows 7 4.32%
Windows 10 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 78.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.08%
Windows 10 Home 0.46%
Windows Vista Starter 0.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.60% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 39.60%
  United Kingdom 12.39%
  Italy 10.55%
  Netherlands 8.56%
  Germany 7.65%
  Belgium 5.66%
  Spain 4.89%
  United States 3.52%
  Sweden 2.60%
  Finland 0.92%
  DK 0.92%
  MA 0.46%
  Norway 0.46%
  Greece 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Packard Bell 98.91%
Dell 0.55%
Acer 0.55%
Common models
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 6.53%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 5.28%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 4.77%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote_... 4.77%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 4.02%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 3.52%

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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