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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,083
United States Rank #35,415
Reach 0.0078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.49 days
215.53 days >
Average installed length: 113.25 days


VersionDistribution 89.91% 9.17% 0.92%

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PDF Architect 2 OCR Module


PDF Architect 2 OCR Module is a program developed by pdfforge. The most used version is, 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 software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 245.11 MB (257,017,113 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 34% of users of PDF Architect 2 OCR 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{698238ED-4123-4B05-9832-AC0835CE1616}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 245.11 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Architect 2 OCR Module

  • 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
  • creator-ws.exe
  • 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
  • pdmodel.dll
  • pdrender.dll
  • plugins-manager.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • libidn.dll - Libidn (Libidn's purpose is to encode and decode internationalized domain names.)
  • FdfTk.dll (by Adobe Systems) - FdfTk (FDF Toolkit)

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 OCR Module?

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

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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.47%
Windows 8 34.86%
Windows XP 1.83%
Windows Vista 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.69%
Windows 7 Professional 23.85%
Windows 8.1 20.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.17%
Windows 10 Home 5.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.62% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.62%
  United States 17.24%
  France 10.34%
  Italy 10.34%
  Spain 5.17%
  Canada 4.31%
  Belgium 2.59%
  Switzerland 2.59%
  Austria 1.72%
  Malaysia 1.72%
  United Kingdom 1.72%
  BH 0.86%
  Brazil 0.86%
  TN 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.76%
Acer 21.21%
Dell 13.64%
ASUS 13.64%
Lenovo 9.09%
Medion 6.06%
Toshiba 3.03%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Samsung 1.52%
MSI 1.52%
Intel 1.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
LENOVO 2689RUG 3.13%
ASUSTeK F5N 2.08%
ASUS All Series 2.08%
HP ProBook 4720s 2.08%
Parallels Software Intern... 1.04%


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