Do I need all these Adobes?

secsteveApril 6, 2013

I'm in the process of cleaning out unneeded programs, and in the control panel, I've come across the following Adobe programs. I have no idea why they were loaded and I don't use any of them as far as I can tell.

They are:

Adobe AIR; Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX; Adobe Flash Player Plug-In; Adobe Reader and under that Adobe Reader 9.5.3-CPSID_83708.

I use Windows XP SP3,

Can I remove these programs and not interrupt anything?

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azinoh

If you want to view videos in your browser, you probably need Adobe Flash Player. If you download-view-print .pdf files, then a .pdf reader is a good thing to have, but it doesn't necessarily HAVE to be Adobe Reader...there are others. Many people claim Adobe Reader is a problem for them, but it's never caused me any trouble. You probably don't need Adobe Air unless you have a program which requires it...do you?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 10:11AM
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secsteve

Thx azinoh for your response.

Yep, do view videos in Google, so will keep Flash Player. I too, never have had a problem with Adobe Reader. As for the Air program, I can't think of any program that I have that requires it. Of course, if I do have and it pops up later, I can always reload Adobe Air if need be.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 12:10PM
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