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Too many adobe processes -- what are these and what can I uninstall

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Feb 21, 2018

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I have a friend who uses Adobe Acrobat DC in a windows 8.1 environment and all he does is open, edit and print PDFs.  He never needs to keep and/or edit his documents in the cloud.  I am helping him with his slow computer performance and I see a litany of processes I am happy to disable in autoruns, windows services and schedule tasks provided I don’t break something in this web of software.  Or uninstall in Programs and features.  Does Adobe document what each does and what dependency they have with each other and which can be removed?  I see (1) AdobeIPCBroker.exe, (2) Adobe Desktop Service.exe, (3) Adobe CEF Helper.exe, (4) AdobeCollabSync.exe, (5) AGSService.exe, (6) CCXProcess.exe, (7) CCLibrary.exe, (8) Creative Cloud.exe, and (9,10) two instances of node.exe.  In Programs and Features I see (1) Adobe Creator Cloud, (2) Adobe Acrobat DC, and unrelated SketchUp.  Is it safe to Uninstall Adobe Creator Cloud?

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Too many adobe processes -- what are these and what can I uninstall

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I have a friend who uses Adobe Acrobat DC in a windows 8.1 environment and all he does is open, edit and print PDFs.  He never needs to keep and/or edit his documents in the cloud.  I am helping him with his slow computer performance and I see a litany of processes I am happy to disable in autoruns, windows services and schedule tasks provided I don’t break something in this web of software.  Or uninstall in Programs and features.  Does Adobe document what each does and what dependency they have with each other and which can be removed?  I see (1) AdobeIPCBroker.exe, (2) Adobe Desktop Service.exe, (3) Adobe CEF Helper.exe, (4) AdobeCollabSync.exe, (5) AGSService.exe, (6) CCXProcess.exe, (7) CCLibrary.exe, (8) Creative Cloud.exe, and (9,10) two instances of node.exe.  In Programs and Features I see (1) Adobe Creator Cloud, (2) Adobe Acrobat DC, and unrelated SketchUp.  Is it safe to Uninstall Adobe Creator Cloud?

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Feb 22, 2018

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Acrobat is designed to work with all of its pieces and there is no selective uninstall. Removing one may cause problems soon or in years time. You may not need Creative Cloud if there is a permanent license rather than a subscription.

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Tip: tuning is hard. Windows can comfortably handle hundreds of processes that don’t do much. Focus on the ones using active resources, under the category you are short of. You may find disk runs at 100% or maybe CPU does. Memory is more complex because Windows is designed not to waste any. Understand the difference between real and virtual memory.

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Interposed question: is there a listing of all files of the Adobe Suite running in the backgorund with their purposes?

 

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