How to remove acrobat completely

Written by tyran dewalt
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Email

Adobe Acrobat is a tool that allows you to view, print and create PDF documents. If you want to remove Acrobat completely, it takes a few short procedures. Removing this tool entirely requires you to delete all of its files, registry entries and folders. You should remove Acrobat if it malfunctions which may affect your PC's performance.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the "Windows" key and open "Control Panel." Click "Uninstall a Program." Select "Adobe Acrobat" under the list of installed applications. Click "Uninstall" and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process. Reboot your system.

  2. 2

    Press "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Esc" simultaneously to open the Windows Task Manager. Open the "Processes" tab and select "Explorer.exe." Click "End Process." This will make the desktop items disappear.

  3. 3

    Click "File" and click "New Task." Type "cmd" under "Open" and click "OK" to open the Command Prompt.

  4. 4

    Type the following commands at the prompt one at a time and press "Enter" after each.

    cd "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat Elements"

    del ContextMenu.dll

    cd "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX"

    del AcroIEHelper.dll

    del AcroPDF.dll

    del pdfshell.dll

  5. 5

    Exit the Command Prompt. Open the Task Manager again. Click "File" and click "New Task." Type "explorer.exe" in the "Open" field and press "Enter." This will restore the desktop. Exit the Task Manager.

  6. 6

    Press "f" plus the "Windows" key. Type the following folders and files in the "Search" field one at a time and press "Enter" after each.

    nppdf32.dll

    adobePDF.dll

    ADGelP.INI

    ADPDF8.PPD

    ADReGP.dll

    ADUIGP.DLL

    PS5UI.DLL

    PSCRIPT.HLP

    pscript.ntf

    PSCRIPT5.DLL

    ADGELP.INI

    ADPDF8.BPD

    ADPDF8.PPD

    ADREGP.DLL

    ADUIGP.DLL

    Ps5ui.dll

    Pscript.hlp

    PSCRIPT.NTF

    PSCRIPT5.DLL

    Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional.lnk

    Acrobat Distiller 8.lnk

    Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.0.lnk

    adobe_00080000_tsf.data

    Acrobat

    Designer

    Adobe PDF

    ALM

    FLEXnet Publisher

  7. 7

    Press the "Windows" key. Type "regedit" in the "Search" field and press "Enter." This will open the Registry Editor. Navigate the following registry paths on the left side of the Windows. Right-click each registry entry at the end of the path and click "Delete." Exit the Registry Editor.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Elements

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat PDFMaker

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Designer\8.0

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\PDF Settings

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\ALM\AcrobatProfessional-8.0-ALL

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Distiller

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Elements

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Acrobat PDFMaker

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Repair\Adobe Acrobat

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\Designer\8.0

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\PDF Admin Settings

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Adobe\PDF Settings

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\ UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\68AB67CA330100007706000000000030

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ {AC76BA86-1033-0000-7760-000000000003}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\68AB67CA330100007706000000000030

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\68AB67CA330100007706000000000030

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\MS Project\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\PDFMOutlook.PDFMOutlook

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\PowerPoint\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Publisher\Addins\PDFMaker.OfficeAddin

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\ {191DA03B-FBE7-4579-B64D-273DC8358F1B}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\ {907131E3-3ECF-4027-B0EB-3324883441D1}

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.