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Should I remove Macromedia Extension Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,729
United States Rank #3,978
Reach 0.2226%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.76 days
553.31 days >
Average installed length: 290.72 days


1.7.240 99.98%
1.7.208 0.02%

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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)

The Extension Manager provides an easy and convenient way to install and delete extensions in Adobe applications, and to find information about extensions you installed. It also provides a convenient way to navigate to the Adobe Exchange site. You can find more extensions, get information about extensions, and rate ext...  Read more


The most common release is 1.7.240, with over 98% 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 primary executable is named Extension Manager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 4.85 MB (5,085,674 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com/exchange/em_download
Help link: www.macromedia.com/go/dreamweaver/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Extension Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5546CDB5-2CE2-498B-B059-5B3BF81FC41F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

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:
  • Extension Manager.exe - Macromedia Extension Manager (Extension Manager)
  • dbghelp.dll
  • MFC71.dll
  • MFC71u.dll
  • msvcr71.dll
  • Replace.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Extension Manager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E68B41E1-DDBA-4754-9FDE-BCB9CAA42A3C}' (runs on registration).

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) 49%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.89%
Windows 10 22.31%
Windows XP 10.31%
Windows Vista 5.33%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.73%
Windows 7 Professional 11.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.85%
  India 11.58%
  United Kingdom 5.77%
  Indonesia 4.69%
  Brazil 2.71%
  Canada 2.52%
  Australia 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Iran 1.59%
  Philippines 1.55%
  Thailand 1.49%
  TN 1.36%
  Italy 1.32%
  France 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.98%
Dell 24.54%
Acer 16.63%
ASUS 8.24%
Toshiba 5.80%
Lenovo 5.18%
Samsung 3.94%
Intel 3.43%
American Megatrends 1.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.38%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.95%
ASUS All Series 2.95%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.73%

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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