You may want to try the following:
Run this fix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall
Uninstall Reader using Add/Remove Programs
If you want to reinstall Reader, download it from http://get.adobe.com/reader/direct/
Thanks for the reply!
Unfortunately it did not work. I forgot to mention that after I removed all the files that I could from the adobe reader folder, the ones that were left (143 files) were moved to a location at the desktop, under a new folder name. I did that because when I have had similar problems in the past, moving files and rename them, or the folder, makes them easier to remove.
So basically, the files that is left is in a folder at the desktop and I belive they are tho ones that makes it impossile to reinstall Reader.
The things I´ve tried so far:
-Using the windows fix suggested above
-Removing the files from fail safe mode
-Removing the files from fail safe mode via crap cleaner (here, as above, it said that the files was in use so impossible to delete. But that is strange, as in failsafe mode not many processes are running)
-I have run the CCleaner
-From regedit I have tried to delete as many adobe acrobat reader entries that I could find
But so far the files seems to be indestructible. Its really annoying, and problematic since I cannot use the pdf-files.
Then perhaps you may want to try removing all traces of Reader (not only the program) from your system using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. This is no longer supported by Microsoft because it can produce problems with Win 7, but you can still download it from from places like
And do read the Editor's note before using the utility.