Forcibly Remove Adobe Acrobat Reader
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Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool

The Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool removes a standalone installation of Reader or Acrobat, including any preferences and settings that may be preserved during a standard program uninstall. The tool has both a user interface as well as a command line interface.

While most installs, uninstalls, updates, and repair operations happen without incident, there are cases where a user may not be able to complete such tasks due to some registry or file conflict on the machine. This is particularly problematic when permissions set on registry entries or files prevent the successful installation of new installs and/or updates. The Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool is designed to fix such issues by cleaning up corrupted installations, including removing or fixing corrupted files, removing or changing permissions registry entries, etc. The tool provides options for removing problematic Acrobat items only while leaving Reader untouched and vice versa.

Property Details

TitleForcibly Remove Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download Size887246
Source Release Date1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
KeywordsForce Uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader
Is TaskTrue
Added by on 1/30/2013 3:46:15 PM
Last Modified by on 1/30/2013 3:46:15 PM
Counters 3315 Views / 58 Downloads
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isWindows (Relevance 274)
Used in 192 fixlets and 1 analsis * Results in a true/false
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name of operating system starts with "Win"
Used in 1 fixlet * Results in a true/false
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exists keys whose (value "DisplayName" of it as string contains "Adobe Reader") of key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" of registry


Action 1 (default)

Action Link Click here to initiate the deployment process.
Script Type tdevropa-test Action Script
prefetch sha1:43e3e81ca00835f876ae8bb81d070acc2c6e9a28 size:719310
prefetch unzip.exe sha1:e1652b058195db3f5f754b7ab430652ae04a50b8 size:167936
utility __Download\unzip.exe
waithidden __Download\unzip.exe -qq -o -d "./" __Download\
waithidden AdbeArCleaner.exe /silent /product=1
Success Criteria

This action will be considered successful when the applicability relevance evaluates to false.

Action 2

Action Link Click here to learn more about the AdbeArCleaner Utility.
Script Type URL


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andym -
Thanks David for the excellent fixlet! For those who want to uninstall newer versions like 11 and DC, please refer to and modify the action script accordingly.
DavidSmith -
Thanks danielheth for the Force Uninstall example (/cdb/fixlet/1392) and your unzip example (/cdb/fixlet/643)

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