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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,979
United States Rank #17,937
Reach 0.0188%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.89 days
439.26 days >
Average installed length: 230.80 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.316.0 0.38%
4.0.315.0 1.14%
4.0.314.0 0.38%
4.0.313.1 0.38%
4.0.312.1 2.27%
4.0.311.0 2.27%
4.0.310.0 0.38%
4.0.309.0 2.27%
4.0.308.2 1.14%
4.0.308.1 1.52%
4.0.214.2 2.27%
4.0.214.1 1.14%
4.0.213.1 3.03%
4.0.212.0 0.76%
4.0.211.0 0.38%
4.0.210.0 7.20%
4.0.209.0 1.89%
4.0.208.0 1.89%
4.0.207.0 5.68%
4.0.206.0 3.03%
4.0.205.0 3.03%
4.0.204.0 0.76%
4.0.203.0 0.76%
4.0.202.0 0.38%
4.0.201.0 6.82%
4.0.200.0 2.27%
4.0.199.0 3.41%
4.0.197.0 4.55%
4.0.196.0 3.41%
4.0.195.0 0.38%
4.0.194.0 0.76%
4.0.193.0 1.52%
4.0.192.0 0.38%
4.0.190.0 0.76%
4.0.189.0 0.76%
4.0.188.0 0.38%
4.0.187.0 10.61%
4.0.186.0 0.76%
4.0.185.0 2.27%
4.0.184.0 0.38%
4.0.183.0 1.52%
4.0.182.0 0.76%
4.0.181.0 0.38%
4.0.180.0 0.76%
4.0.179.0 1.14%
4.0.176.0 1.14%
4.0.175.0 0.76%
4.0.174.0 2.27%
4.0.171.0 0.38%
4.0.165.0 1.14%
4.0.163.0 4.92%
54 versions

Typically installed together

PDF-Tools 4

What is PDF-Tools 4?  (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

Allowing both the creation (from Image file formats, Image Scanners/Web CAMS and text files etc) and manipulation of Adobe compatible PDF files, PDF-Tools is an ideal tool to compliment your existing PDF creation application or as a 'stand alone' tool in it's own right! And PDF-Tools requires no additional 'plug-ins'...  Read more

Overview

PDF-Tools 4 is a software program developed by Tracker Software Products Ltd. The most common release is 4.0.187.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). The primary executable is named PDFTools4.exe. The setup package generally installs about 82 files and is usually about 63.84 MB (66,940,749 bytes). The installed file Live UpdateLiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 30% of users of PDF-Tools 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.docu-track.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-Tools 4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 63.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-Tools 4

Program executable:PDFTools4.exe
Name:PDF-Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-Tools 4\PDFTools4.exe
MD5:c4b5668744796a478a2d6fefb3515550
Additional files:
  • PXCPrevHost.exe - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Preview Host for PDF Preview Handler)
  • XCShInfo.dll - PDF-XChange Shell Extention
  • PXCOutlookAddin.dll - PDF-XChange 5.0 Outlook Addin
  • PXCOutlookAddin_x64.dll
  • PXCOutlookAddinLH.dll
  • PXCOutlookAddinLH_x64.dll
  • PXC40pm.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 Port Monitor (PDF-XChange Port Monitor)
  • DrvUI5.dll - PDF-XChange Printer 2012 (PDF-XChange Printer 2012 DriversUI)
  • DrvUI5L.dll
  • pdfSaver5.exe - pdfSaver for PDF-XChange Printer 2012
  • pdfSaver5L.exe
  • Live UpdateLiveUpdate.exe - PDF-XChange Live Update (Live Update PDF-XChange Products)
  • LiveUpdate.exe
  • netlib40.dll - Tracker Network Library (Net Library)
  • drvui40.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver (PDF-XChange 4.0 DriversUI)
  • drvui4l.dll
  • PrnInstaller.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver Installer
  • HtmlToPDF.dll - HTML To PDF Converter
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll - HTML to PDF Converter (HTML to PDF Converter IE plugin)
  • HtmlToPdfApp.exe - HTML to PDF Coverter (HTML To PDF Converter helper application)
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor (PDF-XChange Editor IE-Plugin)
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer Netscape Gecko Plugin)
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Netscape Gecko Plugin
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll
  • PDFXCview.exe
  • PDFXCviewAx.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer Control
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin
  • PDFXEdit.exe
  • PDFXEditCore.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Core API
  • PDFXEditCore.x86.dll
  • dscrt40.dll - Run-Time Library
  • HtmlToPdfApp5.exe - PDF-XChange 2012 (HTML To PDF Converter helper application (2012))
  • OFFice2PDF5.exe - Batch converter for Office documents to PDF format
  • PXC50f.dll - PDF-XChange Printer 2012 Driver
  • PXC50pm.dll - PDF-XChange 2012 Port Monitor
  • PXC50uif.dll
  • pxcdrv5L.dll - PDF-XChange Printer Driver
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll - HTML to PDF Converter IE plugin (2012)
  • PXCOfficeAddin5.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 2012
  • PXCOfficeAddin5x64.dll
  • PXCOutlookAddinH.exe
  • PXCOutlookAddinH_x64.exe
  • pxcpm5L.dll
  • pdfSaver4.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 (pdfSaver for PDF-XChange 4.0)
  • pdfSaver4l.exe
  • TrackerUpdate.exe - Tracker Update
  • fm40base.dll - Image-XChange (Common File Formats Library)
  • fm40tiff.dll - TIFF support Libary
  • ixclib40.dll - Image-XChange Core
  • xccdx40.dll - Codecs Libary
  • Office2PDF.exe - PDF-XChange
  • PXC40f.dll
  • PXC40uif.dll
  • pxclib40.dll - PDF-XChange Library
  • PXCOfficeAddin4.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 4.0
  • PXCOfficeAddin4x64.dll
  • xcpro40.dll - PDF Pro library
  • xcscan40.dll - Scanner library
  • PDFTools4.exe - PDF-Tools

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll'.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll'.
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll'.
3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDFXChange 2012' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD3A} (PXCIEaddin5).
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin' with the class of {C5D07EB6-BBCE-4DAE-ACBB-D13A8D28CB1F}.
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDFXChange 4.0 IE Plugin' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD39} (PXCIEaddin).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFXChange 2012' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD3A} (PXCIEaddin5).
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFXChange 4.0 IE Plugin' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD39} (PXCIEaddin).
3 Mozilla Plugins
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF-XChange Editor Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PDF-XChange Editor Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF-XChange Editor Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PDF-XChange Editor Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/PDF-XChange Viewer Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' with a plugin key of [email protected]/PDF-XChange Viewer Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • TrackerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TrackerAutoUpdate' (runs daily at 09:00).
  • PDFXCview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3244BAC-81DD-4995-95C2-5E8EB3174D5C}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PDFXCview.exe
Memory:33.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010464526%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00066986%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037659%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,892,310
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.39 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:128 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PDF-Tools 4?

Quickly and completely remove PDF-Tools 4 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-Tools 4 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-Tools 4, 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-Tools 4.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.02%
Windows 8 23.86%
Windows XP 8.71%
Windows Vista 3.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.08%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.30%
Windows 8.1 5.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.03%
  Iran 11.95%
  Germany 11.60%
  Netherlands 3.75%
  Italy 3.75%
  France 3.07%
  United Kingdom 2.73%
  Canada 2.39%
  Australia 2.39%
  Belgium 2.05%
  Russia 2.05%
  Poland 2.05%
  Austria 1.71%
  Portugal 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 19.48%
GIGABYTE 13.64%
ASUS 13.64%
Acer 11.04%
Lenovo 3.90%
MSI 3.25%
Toshiba 3.25%
Samsung 1.30%
Sony 0.65%
Medion 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.08%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.39%
Dell MM061 1.69%
Dell XPS 8300 1.69%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 1.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.69%

About (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

Incorporated in 1997 in the UK to develop Imaging and PDF format related software, Tracker Software Products has offices in Canada and the UK, with additional development offices in the USA and Ukraine.
Publisher URL: www.tracker-software.com

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