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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,341
United States Rank #1,941
Reach 0.5115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.75 days
317.27 days >
Average installed length: 166.70 days


VersionDistribution 14.27% 0.01% 8.22% 7.03% 2.17% 1.26% 28.40% 1.13% 10.22% 0.40% 8.25% 5.72% 0.20% 12.70% 0.02%

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Autodesk Application Manager

What is Autodesk Application Manager?  (from Autodesk)

This plug-in can be used with AutoCAD to simplify the process of managing apps installed from Exchange. View, update, uninstall and get help on Autodesk Exchange Apps downloaded from the Autodesk Exchange Apps website. The Autodesk Exchange App Manager displays Apps installed for your product and provides access to the...  Read more


Autodesk Application Manager is a program developed by Autodesk. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 62.85 MB (65,905,540 bytes). AdAppMgrUpdater.exe 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 34% of users of Autodesk Application Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ACD/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3Aautodeskappmanager%3Aen
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AppManager\R1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AppManager\R1\removeAdAppMgr.exe
Estimated size: 62.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Application Manager

  • AdAppMgr.exe - Autodesk Application Manager
  • AdAppMgrLauncher.exe
  • AdAppMgrShortcut.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvc.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcACLReset.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcInstProxy.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcInt.dll
  • AdAppMgrSvcProxy.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcStub.dll
  • AdAppMgrTaskClean.exe
  • AdAppMgrUpdater.exe
  • AdAppMgrUtil.dll
  • AdSdsCheck.exe
  • AdUpdateCondition.dll
  • AppCastMgr.dll
  • AppMgr.dll
  • AppMgrWorker.dll
  • AppSettingMgr.dll
  • AssetMgr.dll
  • AssetReader.dll
  • AutoUpdate.dll
  • ClientStateMgr.dll
  • CmdTarget.dll
  • DeployMgr.dll
  • DownloadMgr.dll
  • InstallMgr.dll
  • InstProxy.exe
  • Logging.dll
  • QtSingleApplication.dll
  • removeAdAppMgr.exe
  • TransactionMgr.dll
  • upi2.dll
  • adlmPIT.dll - ADLM (Autodesk component)
  • adlmutil.dll
  • UPI.dll - UPI

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AdAppMgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8CD8F4F2-119F-435D-B8F9-550A888715F9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AdAppMgr.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • AdAppMgrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'AdAppMgrSvc' (AdAppMgrSvc) "Autodesk Application Manager Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AdAppMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ADSKAppManager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AppManager\R1\AdAppMgr.exe" -showminimized -checkautorun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AdAppMgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AppManager\R1\AdAppMgr.exe'.

How do I remove Autodesk Application Manager?

You can uninstall Autodesk Application Manager 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 Autodesk Application Manager, 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 Autodesk Application Manager.

Win 10 64%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.15%
Windows 7 35.74%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 15.43%
Windows 8.1 12.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 11.70%
Windows 10 Pro 10.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.33%
  Italy 8.97%
  Brazil 4.54%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  France 3.14%
  Canada 2.78%
  Spain 2.28%
  Mexico 2.13%
  Germany 2.12%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  India 1.74%
  Australia 1.73%
  Turkey 1.43%
  Peru 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.69%
ASUS 19.46%
Dell 16.30%
Acer 13.01%
Lenovo 9.22%
Toshiba 5.74%
Samsung 3.29%
MSI 1.89%
Alienware 1.51%
Intel 1.12%
Apple 0.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.40%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.28%
LENOVO 20378 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.99%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.83%

About Autodesk

Autodesk focuses on 3D design application for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Publisher URL: www.autodesk.com


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