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Should I remove PDF Complete Office Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,205
United States Rank #18,698
Reach 0.0046%

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.1.54 23.33%
4.1.46 63.33%
4.1.40 3.33%
4.1.35 6.67%
3.5.308 3.33%

PDF Complete Office Edition

Overview

PDF Complete Office Edition is a software program developed by PDF Complete, Inc. The most common release is 4.1.46, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named pdfvista.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 31.35 MB (32,877,507 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 88% of users of PDF Complete Office Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pdfcomplete.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 31.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Complete Office Edition

Program executable:pdfvista.exe
Name:PDF Complete
Path:C:\Program Files\pdf complete\pdfvista.exe
MD5:651e17456f27abea306bff503cda67dc
Additional files:
  • officepdf.dll - PDF Complete (PDF Office Module)
  • pdfc.ocx
  • pdfcie.dll
  • pdfcstd.exe - PDF Converter
  • pdfcui.exe
  • pdfcvlib.dll - PDF Vista Library
  • pdfiutil.exe - Utilities
  • pdflnk.exe - Setup Application
  • pdfpop.exe - Tools
  • pdfprocess.exe - Process Documents
  • pdfsty.exe - Sentry for PDF
  • pdfsvc.exe - Dispatcher
  • pdfupd.exe - PDF Updater
  • uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application
  • pdfnetc.dll (by PDFTron Systems) - PDFNet SDK for C/C++/JAVA (PDFNet Dynamic Link Library for C/C++/JAVA)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • pdfsvc.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Document Manager' (pdfcDispatcher) "Manages the PDF document production process. A primary task is to enable the routing of documents from the print spooler to the user. If this service is stopped, PDF documents will be unavailable.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pdfsty.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDF Complete' which loads as C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe.

How do I remove PDF Complete Office Edition?

Quickly and completely remove PDF Complete Office Edition 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 Complete Office Edition 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 Complete Office Edition, 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 Complete Office Edition.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win 8 7%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.33%
Windows 8 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 43.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.76%
  Australia 6.12%
  Germany 2.04%
  France 2.04%
  SN 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.55%
Toshiba 3.45%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard s5-1204 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1241 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L65... 3.33%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1220 3.33%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1160t 3.33%
Hewlett-Packard 520-1050 3.33%

About (from PDF Complete, Inc)

PDF Complete is a software and technology solutions company with a legacy of successful desktop and retail products.
Publisher URL: www.pdfcomplete.com

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