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Should I remove PDF Architect 2 Create Module?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,436
United States Rank #17,491
Reach 0.0340%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.71 days
256.83 days >
Average installed length: 134.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.6.19758 51.67%
2.0.17.17583 23.01%
2.0.6.16537 19.87%
2.0.5.16319 5.23%
2.0.3.16263 0.21%

PDF Architect 2 Create Module

Overview

PDF Architect 2 Create Module is a program developed by pdfforge. The most used version is 2.1.6.19758, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is creator-ws.exe. The software installer includes 82 files and is usually about 98.28 MB (103,056,082 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 30% of users of PDF Architect 2 Create Module come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Architect 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1D8D2505-D5B4-42F5-8398-672DC4B49576}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 98.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Architect 2 Create Module

Program executable:creator-ws.exe
Name:PDF Architect 2
Path:C:\Program Files\PDF Architect 2\creator-ws.exe
MD5:835e1a0ab522271ffa66e40875ab649a
Additional files:
  • atom.dll - PDF Architect 2
  • ax-pdf-viewer.dll
  • bl.dll
  • bl-commands.dll
  • bl-commands-manager.dll
  • bl-controllers.dll
  • bl-creator-module.dll
  • bl-edit.dll
  • bl-edit-module.dll
  • bl-forms-module.dll
  • bl-insert-module.dll
  • bl-javascript.dll
  • bl-models.dll
  • bl-ocr-module.dll
  • bl-review-module.dll
  • bl-scan.dll
  • bl-secure-module.dll
  • bl-service-provider.dll
  • bl-sign.dll
  • bl-task-executer.dll
  • bl-task-factory.dll
  • bl-views.dll
  • brand.dll
  • crash-handler.dll
  • crash-handler-app.exe
  • crash-handler-ws.exe
  • creator-app.exe
  • creator-context-menu.dll
  • creator-excel-plugin.dll
  • creator-ie-helper.dll
  • creator-ie-plugin.dll
  • creator-outlook-plugin.dll
  • creator-powerpoint-plugin.dll
  • creator-proxy-dll.dll
  • creator-publisher-plugin.dll
  • creator-so.dll
  • creator-word-plugin.dll
  • ebook2pdf.dll
  • encoding-conversion.dll
  • Graphics.dll
  • graphics-service.dll
  • ie-pdf-previewer.dll
  • installer-so.dll
  • localization-service.dll
  • notification-service.dll
  • np-previewer.dll
  • ns-activation.dll
  • PDF Architect 2.exe
  • pdf2excel.dll
  • pdf2html.dll
  • pdf2image.dll
  • pdf2pptx.dll
  • pdf2text.dll
  • pdf2word.dll
  • pdmodel.dll
  • pdrender.dll
  • plugins-manager.dll
  • preview-handler.dll
  • printer-installer.dll
  • printer-installer-app.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • creator-context-menu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PDFManagerExt' with a class of {59E4A616-E484-44B5-95FB-7F430B35E8FE}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • np-previewer.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np-previewer.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • creator-ie-helper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF Architect Helper' with the class of {691B33B0-B86E-47F3-81C7-56E4FE3B929C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • creator-ie-plugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDF Architect Toolbar' with the class of {DEEB13D7-CEA9-45FB-B77C-E039BEC85221}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • np-previewer.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF Architect 2' with a plugin key of 'PDF Architect 2' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • PDF Architect 2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{73AAB174-3564-4E88-9342-D69061628510}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • creator-ws.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Architect 2 Creator' (PDF Architect 2 Creator).
  • crash-handler-ws.exe runs as a service named 'pdfforge CrashHandler' (pdfforge CrashHandler).

How do I remove PDF Architect 2 Create Module?

Quickly and completely remove PDF Architect 2 Create Module from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PDF Architect 2 Create Module from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PDF Architect 2 Create Module, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PDF Architect 2 Create Module.

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HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#11,436

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.62%
Windows 8 33.89%
Windows Vista 3.35%
Windows XP 2.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.32%
Windows 7 Professional 18.32%
Windows 8.1 16.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.05%
Windows 10 Home 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.61% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 29.61%
  United States 18.43%
  France 9.80%
  Italy 9.41%
  United Kingdom 3.73%
  Canada 3.73%
  Austria 3.14%
  Spain 2.94%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Brazil 1.76%
  Switzerland 1.76%
  India 0.98%
  Poland 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Acer 17.78%
Dell 17.04%
ASUS 11.85%
Toshiba 8.52%
GIGABYTE 5.93%
Medion 5.56%
Lenovo 4.07%
Samsung 2.96%
American Megatrends 1.48%
Sony 1.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.68%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.01%

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