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Windows 7: Adobe Reader & Acrobat uninstall

06 Jun 2017   #1
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 
Adobe Reader & Acrobat uninstall

My new laptop came preloaded with Adobe Reader, which I do not (and have not) used for years.
I prefer PDF-XChange (cheaper and a lot less bloat)

Can I remove Reader with Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool. ?
I recently removed Adobe Reader with Revouninstaller PRO resulting in a BSOD, requiring a fresh reinstall of non-Lenovo (ISO) Win-7 PRO x64. Consequently Reader was installed by the pc tech (not me) along with other crud I will never use.

Am I right in assuming that I cannot live without Flash entirely ? ... HTML5 is not as entrenched as we would like. My knowledge of Flash/HTML5 is zero.

Either Adobe Reader has very long tentacles into Windows OS ... OR ... the BSOD was my fault for not paying attention to REVO's suggested registry keys to delete.
Another recent uninstall with Revo had the entire branch of a very junior key all ticked for deletion when only the most junior key should have been ticked by default for removal.
I will be contacting Revo about this default anomaly.

Informed opinions would be appreciated, thank you
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References:
Wikipedia - Adobe Acrobat

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SPECS:
Lenovo e540
Win-7 PRO x64 (a non Lenovo OEM install)
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06)
Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 17 NPAPI



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06 Jun 2017   #2
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just discovered the Lenovo (not this machine) has Adobe Reader DC installed. DC = Document cloud !

Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool webpage requires acceptance of terms and conditions before displaying download links.
- I don't trust Adobe with their "tick here" approach, it was always a trap when updating Flash years ago, to install other stuff.

There are 2 downloads ... a trap for new players like me.

1. Adobe Reader DC and Acrobat DC Cleaner Tool (2015) ... obviously the tool I should use.
2. Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool (2013)... for older versions of the non DC kind
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