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Should I remove Mathcad PDSi viewable support?

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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,353
United States Rank #11,523
Reach 0.0343%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.58 days
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Average installed length: 226.04 days


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Mathcad PDSi viewable support


Mathcad PDSi viewable support is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is acrodist.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 6.23 MB (6,534,482 bytes). AdobeUpdater.dll 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 47% of users of Mathcad PDSi viewable support come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PTC\Mathcad PDSi\
Uninstaller: msiexec /I {AC76D478-1033-0000-3478-000000000004}
Estimated size: 6.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Mathcad PDSi viewable support

Program executable:acrodist.exe
Name:Acrobat Distiller for Windows
Acrobat Distiller
Path:C:\Program Files\ptc\mathcad pdsi\acrobat\acrodist.exe
Additional files:
  • ADUIGP.dll - Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller Printer (Adobe Acrobat PScript Plug-in for Acrobat Distiller)
  • acrotray.exe - AcroTray - Adobe Acrobat Distiller helper application. (AcroTray)
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2008/05/07-20:48:00 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils Thu Jun 12 00:14:40 2008 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType Thu Jun 12 02:10:13 2008 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • asneu.dll - AsnEndUser Dynamic Link Library
  • acrodistdll.dll - Acrobat Distiller for Windows (Acrobat Distiller)
  • adistres.dll
  • ADOBEPDFUI.DLL - Adobe® Acrobat® Product Family (Adobe PDF Port Monitor UI DLL)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE Thu Jun 12 02:18:02 2008 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM Thu Jun 12 02:18:16 2008 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • ARE.dll - ARE Thu Jun 12 00:13:34 2008 (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB Thu Jun 12 02:09:54 2008 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2008/05/07-20:48:00 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ADREGP.dll - AdobePS5 Rendering Plug-in (Rendering Plug-in)
  • AdobePDFL.dll - PDFL 2008/06/01-19:25:33 (Adobe PDF Library)
  • Acrobat Elements.exe - Adobe Acrobat Elements
  • ContextMenu.dll - Adobe Acrobat Context Menu
  • ContextMenu64.dll
  • AdobeUpdater.dll - Adobe Updater Library
  • pdfsettings.dll - Adobe PDFSettings (Adobe PDF Settings Manager)
  • SelectPageRange.ocx - Select Page Range (Select Page Range Framer Control)
  • ADOBEPDF.DLL - Adobe® Acrobat® (Adobe PDF Port Monitor DLL)
  • Aiod.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Acrobat Install On Demand)
  • Adist.dll - Adobe PDF (Adobe PDF Helper DLL)
  • Adist64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ContextMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
  • ContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu' with a class of {D25B2CAB-8A9A-4517-A9B2-CB5F68A5A802}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • acrotray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acrobat Assistant 8.0' which loads as "C:\MathCAD\Mathcad PDSi\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe".

How do I remove Mathcad PDSi viewable support?

You can uninstall Mathcad PDSi viewable support 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 Mathcad PDSi viewable support, 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 Mathcad PDSi viewable support.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.02%
Windows 10 41.06%
Windows XP 1.18%
Windows Vista 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.73%
Windows 10 Home 12.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.69%
Windows 7 Professional 9.91%
Windows 8.1 7.84%
Windows 10 Pro 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.01%
  DK 6.15%
  Austria 3.82%
  Russia 3.82%
  Italy 3.49%
  Poland 3.32%
  Germany 3.16%
  Canada 2.66%
  United Kingdom 2.33%
  Brazil 1.99%
  India 1.83%
  Spain 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  France 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.87%
Dell 14.59%
Hewlett-Packard 12.48%
ASUS 12.28%
Lenovo 8.45%
Toshiba 2.11%
MSI 0.96%
Samsung 0.96%
Intel 0.77%
Medion 0.58%
Alienware 0.38%
Common models
Acer Aspire 4739Z 51.32%
ASUS All Series 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.84%
LENOVO 20378 1.84%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.58%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.32%

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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