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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Adobe Update Manager CS3

What is Adobe Update Manager CS3?

Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) uses the Adobe Update Manager (AUM) to notify users of product or component updates and automate the download and installation of these updates. The updater will automatically connect to the Internet to check for updates for the installed Adobe products. To allow Adobe to collect information about successes and failures of updates the Update Install Reporting feature is added.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.74 MB (1,826,816 bytes). adobeupdater.exe 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\updater5
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E69AE897-9E0B-485C-8552-7841F48D42D8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Update Manager CS3

Program executable:adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe
Name:Adobe Updater
Adobe Updater Install Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe\updater5\adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe
Additional files:
  • adobe_aum2pcd.dll - Adobe aum2pcd (Adobe aum2pcd DLL)
  • adobeupdater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobe_caps.dll - Adobe CAPS (Adobe CAPS DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • adobeupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • adobeupdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • adobeupdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Update Manager CS3?

You can uninstall Adobe Update Manager CS3 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 Update Manager CS3, 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 Update Manager CS3.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 10.71%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.92%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.85%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.85%
Windows 10 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.14%
  France 6.98%
  India 6.98%
  South Africa 2.33%
  Ecuador 2.33%
  Austria 2.33%
  Indonesia 2.33%
  Japan 2.33%
  SY 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  AM 2.33%
  Germany 2.33%
  Czech Republic 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.00%
Hewlett-Packard 32.00%
Acer 12.00%
Lenovo 8.00%
ASUS 8.00%
Intel 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 9.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650D 4.76%
LENOVO 2842CTO 4.76%
Dell Latitude E6510 4.76%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.76%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.76%

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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