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Any views on ACROIEHELPER (Adobe Acrobat)?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Lowtechie, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. Lowtechie

    Lowtechie Thread Starter

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    WinPatrol has identified ACROIEHELPER, "Adobe Acrobat IE Helper Version 7.0 for ActiveX" on my pc. I've googled for this and found http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/acroiehelper.dll.html, where there are notes such as
    and
    As I can well do without memory hogs, I'm wondering if there is anyone here who has had positive or negative experience of removing it?

    The advice on Win Patrol Plus (Yep skinflint that I am I've sprung for the $29.95 for thePLUS version) is

     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    I expect that it will consume nada until you actually use it to view a web PDF file.

    If you remove it, I don't know if that now negates your ability to view one.

    BTW When dear old "Winpatrol" identified the file, what was the reason given.
     
  3. TOGG

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    As an aside from the main point perhaps I could mention that I got rid of the free Adobe Reader in favour of Foxit, which is a much smaller download and is alleged to use less resources: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

    I don't use pdf documents very often so I haven't noticed any reduction in usefulness since I switched to Foxit. Of course, it may have an equivalent of the file mentioned in this thread!
     
  4. Lowtechie

    Lowtechie Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    It didn't give me a reason / warning, but because I am trying to minimise the amount of unwanted stuff running on my pc to improve performance, and have just met "Scotty", I have been trawling through all the wonderful info it gives me, and spotted this as one I wasn't aware of amongst the IE helpers.

    (So many things on pc that think they are being helpful, and all they are doing is clogging up the works - just what purpose does it serve having a bent bit'o'wire dancing about the screen - git orf yer varmint!!:mad: )

    Regards Clive
     
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