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Should I remove PDF Architect 2 Edit Module?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,752
United States Rank #24,958
Reach 0.0140%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.12 days
269.11 days >
Average installed length: 141.40 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.6.19758 72.45%
2.0.17.17583 18.88%
2.0.6.16537 8.16%
2.0.5.16319 0.51%

PDF Architect 2 Edit Module

Overview

PDF Architect 2 Edit Module is a software program developed by pdfforge. The most common release is 2.1.6.19758, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named creator-ws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 82 files and is usually about 146.95 MB (154,085,838 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 27% of users of PDF Architect 2 Edit 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 /X{2FAC830F-DC5D-471D-92A5-B4B5EE5BD731}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 146.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Architect 2 Edit 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 Edit Module?

Quickly and completely remove PDF Architect 2 Edit 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 Edit 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 Edit 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 Edit Module.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.69%
Windows 8 36.22%
Windows Vista 2.55%
Windows XP 1.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.21%
Windows 7 Professional 21.03%
Windows 8.1 21.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 5.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.36% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 27.36%
  United States 20.28%
  France 10.85%
  Italy 10.38%
  Spain 3.77%
  Canada 3.30%
  Belgium 2.36%
  Austria 2.36%
  Switzerland 1.89%
  Brazil 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Poland 1.42%
  United Kingdom 1.42%
  Australia 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.43%
Acer 15.65%
ASUS 15.65%
Dell 14.78%
Lenovo 5.22%
Toshiba 4.35%
GIGABYTE 3.48%
Medion 3.48%
Samsung 2.61%
Intel 1.74%
Sony 1.74%
American Megatrends 0.87%
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