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Should I remove Adobe Reader Lite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,450
United States Rank #39,252
Reach 0.0074%

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.1.0 100.00%

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Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite

What is Adobe Reader Lite?

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.

About  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Reader allows more securely view, print, search, sign, verify, and collaborate on PDF documents, online as well as offline, from your home or office. Reader has a completely redesigned interface, new tools, and new options for viewing information more efficiently. Access to an online, real-time meeting in seconds...  Read more

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is reader_sl.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 57.17 MB (59,943,249 bytes). AdobeUpdater.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\Reader 9.0\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A91000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 57.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite

Program executable:reader_sl.exe
Name:Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
Signed by:Adobe Systems
Path:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
MD5:452fa961163ef4aee4815796a13ab2cf
Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher. Adobe Acrobat is a set of application software developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat and Reader are widely used as a method of...
Additional files:
  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • PDFPrevHndlrShim.exe - Adobe PDF Preview Handler Helper Application
  • piaglbreakfinder.dll - XML Form Architecture's AGL Break Finder
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils Fri Feb 27 12:59:13 2009 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType Fri Feb 27 16:35:35 2009 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • LogTransport2.dll - Transport Dynamic Link Library
  • ACE.dll - ACE Fri Feb 27 16:35:04 2009 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM Fri Feb 27 16:33:34 2009 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB Fri Feb 27 16:35:20 2009 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2009/01/18-15:08:04 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • AcroRdIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • authplay.dll - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r155)
  • A3DUtility.exe - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe 3D Utility)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader 9.1)
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • logsession.dll - LogSession
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 9.0

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{119D2D9A-7AC4-46A7-8856-C5AACA808439}' (runs on registration).
  • reader_sl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reader_sl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32Info.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Reader Lite?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Reader 9.1 Lite 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 Lite 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 9.1 Lite, 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 Lite.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.44%
Windows XP 21.53%
Windows 10 6.94%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 48.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.98%
Windows 7 Professional 10.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.40%
Windows 10 Pro 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.89%
  Iran 16.22%
  Thailand 13.51%
  India 5.41%
  Egypt 5.41%
  DZ 4.05%
  Brazil 2.70%
  Indonesia 2.70%
  Croatia 2.70%
  MA 2.03%
  France 2.03%
  Jordan 2.03%
  Germany 2.03%
  Saudi Arabia 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.43%
Acer 21.50%
Hewlett-Packard 19.63%
GIGABYTE 14.95%
Toshiba 7.48%
ASUS 6.54%
Lenovo 2.80%
Intel 2.80%
American Megatrends 1.87%
Common models
LENOVO 23426QU 2.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.70%
Gigabyte P31-ES3G 2.70%
ASUS All Series 1.80%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.80%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.80%

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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