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Should I remove PDF-XChange Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,767
United States Rank #12,849
Reach 0.0948%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.66 days
963.60 days >
Average installed length: 506.30 days


VersionDistribution 29.42% 11.89% 9.63% 1.50% 9.63% 1.58% 10.68% 1.28% 3.54% 1.58% 1.81% 2.41% 0.60% 1.66% 3.31% 1.20% 0.38% 1.73% 0.08% 0.68% 0.30% 0.83% 0.83% 0.30% 0.15% 0.38% 0.68% 0.53% 0.23% 0.15% 0.30% 0.15% 0.08% 0.08% 0.15% 0.30%

PDF-XChange Viewer

What is PDF-XChange Viewer?

PDF-XChange Viewer is a free PDF reader for Microsoft Windows. The basic reader, which can be downloaded free of charge, includes extended/markup capabilities such as typing, highlighting, callouts, and notes. Another useful features is the ability of displaying PDF files in the "preview" pane of the Windows Explorer without locking the file (and thus allowing for easy setting of metadata info). An advanced paid version is also available. It supports saving of filled PDF forms (AcroForms) and import/export of form data in FDF/XFDF format.

About  (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

Those wishing to View/Modify or perform simple editing and even OCR Image based PDF files on their Windows PC's now have a FREE pdf reader alternative to the Adobe Reader! The PDF-XChange Viewer is smaller, faster and more feature rich than any other FREE PDF Reader/ PDF Viewer/ PDF Editor available. This free pdf view...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 PDFXCview.exe. The setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 51.42 MB (53,912,980 bytes). The installed file liveupdate.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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer
Help link: www.docu-track.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9A5A07EC-9732-45A1-9DA9-33DE456E40CB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 51.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange Viewer

Program executable:PDFXCview.exe
Name:PDF-XChange Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe
Additional files:
  • pxcprevhost.exe - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Preview Host for PDF Preview Handler)
  • xcshinfo.dll - PDF-XChange Shell Extention
  • 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
  • liveupdate.exe - PDF-XChange Live Update (Live Update PDF-XChange Products)
  • LiveUpdate-not used.exe
  • 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 API
  • PDFXEditCore.x86.dll
  • 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
  • pxcpm5L.dll
  • pdfSaver4.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 (pdfSaver for PDF-XChange 4.0)
  • pdfSaver4l.exe
  • Office2PDF.exe - PDF-XChange
  • PXC40f.dll
  • PXC40uif.dll
  • PXCOfficeAddin4.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 4.0
  • PDFTools4.exe - PDF-Tools

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll'.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll'.
3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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).
  • 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).
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • 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).
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFXChange 2012' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD3A} (PXCIEaddin5).
3 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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.
  • 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.
Scheduled Task
  • PDFXCview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3244BAC-81DD-4995-95C2-5E8EB3174D5C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pdfSaver4l.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'pdfSaver4l' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite 4\pdfSaver4l.exe".

How do I remove PDF-XChange Viewer?

Quickly and completely remove PDF-XChange Viewer 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-XChange Viewer 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-XChange Viewer, 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-XChange Viewer.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF-XChange Viewer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.71%
Windows XP 14.21%
Windows Vista 5.86%
Windows 8 4.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.39%
Windows 7 Professional 17.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.08%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.67% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 61.67%
  United States 12.10%
  Poland 4.06%
  Austria 3.84%
  Switzerland 1.74%
  France 1.59%
  Hungary 1.45%
  Canada 1.30%
  Japan 1.30%
  United Kingdom 1.01%
  Taiwan 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Australia 0.65%
  Italy 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.77%
Dell 17.82%
Hewlett-Packard 15.14%
Medion 13.09%
ASUS 6.31%
Samsung 3.79%
American Megatrends 2.84%
Intel 2.84%
Sahara 2.52%
Toshiba 2.52%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.62%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 2.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.30%

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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