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    Can I safely delete Adobe products on my computer?

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    My operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate. I have Foxit Reader and Foxit Phantom on my computer, but I also have the following four Adobe products: 1) Adobe Air, 2) Adobe Flash Player 10, 3) Adobe Reader, and 4) Adobe Flash Player 11. Can I safely delete these Adobe products and still have the same functionality from the two Foxit programs? Thank you.

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    Foxit Reader replaces Adobe Reader, so Adobe Reader can be uninstalled. Phantom seems to be somewhat equivalent to Adobe Acrobat, which you do not have installed. You can remove Adobe Flash Player 10 and keep just Flash Player 11. Not sure why you have Adobe Air, but the Foxit products you have installed are not a replacement for Air.

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    My Zinio Reader (magazine subscription) uses Adobe Air. Some of the web sites I have to visit only accept Adobe Reader so I keep it (obviously updated to the latest versions) just for these sites. I use PDF-XChange Viewer for everything else. Adobe Flash 11 (64 Bit) installs both the x64 and x86 versions. Get rid of Adobe Flash 10.
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    Thanks ruirib and Ted.

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    You are very welcome.
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    Adobe reader just got bigger and biggerer with every update, till it gave a whole new meaning to the term "Bloatware".
    Foxit Reader does exactly what Adobe Reader did but with far less megabytes of files and less load on the CPU.

    Two things you should have installed for Firefox (the browser) are Flash and Shockwave.

    I have no need for Adobe Air so I don't have it. No-one should have things they don't need.
    Stuff like that just contributes to computer crashes.

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    Some time ago I used Foxit and I found that I couldn't print out postage and labels on my U.S. Postal account because they only used Adobe Reader...
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    If folks are going to advocate Foxit Reader, I'd like to point out that NitroPDF is also a good substitute for Adobe reader. But to stay on topic here:

    Flash Player 11 is needed for many web sites. Flash Player 10 should remain on most computers because some web sites have not yet upgraded their coding for Flash Player 11. If no web sites you use suffer from removing Flash Player 10, leave it gone. You can still reinstall it from Filehippo if you find a need for it.

    Adobe Air, as has been noted, is needed by a rare few programs and even fewer web sites. It can probably safely go away.

    And if Foxit products are present, Adobe Reader in all likelihood will never be missed. You might even see a gain of a few seconds in Windows 7 launch time.
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    Actually there is another major component that you failed to list for your breakdown of printers; "Empty cartridge(s), or print heads(s)..."

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