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Should I remove Macromedia Extension Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,407
United States Rank #5,612
Reach 0.0906%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.62 days
431.32 days >
Average installed length: 226.63 days


1.5 84.77%
1.2 15.06%
1 0.17%

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Macromedia Extension Manager

What is Macromedia Extension Manager?

The Extension Manager is automatically installed when you install your Adobe application. The Extension Manager only displays extensions that were installed with the Extension Manager application. Extensions that are installed using a third-party installer or local changes made to your configuration files do not appear in the Extension Manager.

About  (from Macromedia)

Easily install new extensions and manage the ones you already have with Adobe Extension Manager CS6. It runs side-by-side with most Adobe Creative Suite applications. Extension Manager updates will be updated by Adobe Update Manager.


The most common release is 1.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 primary executable is named extension manager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.73 MB (3,908,336 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/exchange/em_download
Help link: www.macromedia.com/go/exchange
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Extension Manager\Extension Manager.exe
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A5BA14E0-7384-
Estimated size: 3.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Extension Manager

Program executable:extension manager.exe
Name:Macromedia Extension Manager
Extension Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\macromedia\extension manager\extension manager.exe
Additional files:
  • Replace.exe
  • Resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Extension Manager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DREAMWAVER\Extension Manager\Extension Manager.exe'.

How do I remove Macromedia Extension Manager?

You can uninstall Macromedia Extension 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 Macromedia Extension 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 Macromedia Extension Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.15%
Windows 10 20.32%
Windows XP 15.85%
Windows Vista 8.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.66%
Windows 7 Professional 14.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.33%
Windows 10 Home 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.81%
  United Kingdom 7.19%
  Germany 5.77%
  France 4.45%
  Italy 4.07%
  Canada 4.02%
  Brazil 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.41%
  Belgium 2.18%
  Japan 1.84%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Australia 1.56%
  Spain 1.51%
  Austria 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.84%
Hewlett-Packard 25.43%
Acer 15.46%
ASUS 6.93%
Toshiba 4.27%
Intel 3.32%
American Megatrends 2.85%
Lenovo 2.28%
Samsung 1.99%
Sahara 1.80%
Medion 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.56%
Dell Dimension E521 1.99%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.99%

About Macromedia

Macromedia was a graphics and web development software company that produced such products as Flash and Dreamweaver and was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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