Adobe recommends that you use the Adobe Acrobat 8 uninstaller in the Add/Remove Programs utility in Windows to remove Adobe Acrobat 8 from the computer. Occasionally, however, damaged files or a partial installation can prevent the Adobe Acrobat 8 uninstaller from working correctly. They can also cause the uninstaller to leave files or empty application folders on the system after the removal is performed. Sometimes, Adobe Acrobat 8 is missing from the Add/Remove Programs list. Or, you find that the installer only displays the Repair and Remove options when you try to install Adobe Acrobat 8.
Manually removing Adobe Acrobat 8 ensures that all files and folders are removed. These instructions are for removing Adobe Acrobat 8. If you have other/previous versions of Adobe applications installed, then be sure to remove only the files below that relate to Adobe Acrobat 8. These steps also remove any extra content (for example, Goodies or Functional Content) that you have installed with Adobe Acrobat 8. If you reinstall Adobe Acrobat 8, reinstall its extra content as well.
Note: It's likely that yours doesn't contain all of the files and folders listed in this document. If you do not find a listed file or folder on your system, you proceed to the next file or folder on the list.