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Should I remove PDFCreator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #254
United States Rank #957
Reach 2.6638%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.06 days
503.15 days >
Average installed length: 264.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.2.2 1.16%
2.2.1 1.22%
2.2.0 0.12%
2.1.2 4.70%
2.1.1 4.34%
2.1.0 1.22%
2.0.2 4.73%
2.0.1 3.01%
2.0.0 1.76%
1.9.5 0.44%
1.9.4 0.28%
1.9.3 0.62%
1.9.2 0.46%
1.9.1 0.75%
1.9.0.126 0.01%
1.7.3 18.14%
1.7.2 15.88%
1.7.1 15.75%
1.7.0 10.17%
1.6.2 11.67%
1.6.1 3.56%
1.4.3 0.00%
1.2.0 0.00%

Typically installed together

PDFCreator

What is PDFCreator?  (from pdfforge)

PDFCreator is an open source application that can create PDF files from just about any program that prints using windows printers. With PDFCreator you can create PDF's, Postscript and Encapsulated Postscript files, create images from your documents, combine documents and much more. Create PDF files from virtually any d...  Read more

Overview

PDFCreator is a software program developed by pdfforge. The most common release is 1.7.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 pdfcreator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 86 files and is usually about 24.65 MB (25,845,123 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 19% of users of PDFCreator come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pdfforge.org
Help link: www.pdfforge.org/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdfcreator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDFCreator\unins000.exe
Estimated size: 24.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDFCreator

Program executable:pdfcreator.exe
Name:PDFCreator
Path:C:\Program Files\pdfcreator\pdfcreator.exe
MD5:49974f810504a416ec34437f56fab670
Additional files:
  • PDFCreator.Utilities.dll - PDFCreator.Utilities
  • PDFCreator.Settings.dll - PDFCreator Settings
  • DynamicTranslator.dll - DynamicTranslator
  • PDFCreator.Shared.dll - PDFCreator.Shared
  • DeleteMonitorDll.exe - DeleteMonitorDLL (Delete pdfcmon.dll)
  • PDFCreator.Core.dll - PDFCreator.Core
  • PDFCreator.Mail.dll - PDFCreator.Mail
  • PrinterHelper.exe - PrinterHelper
  • PDFArchitect.exe - PDFArchitect
  • PDFProcessing.dll - PDFProcessor
  • DataStorage.dll - DataStorage
  • ErrorReport.exe - ErrorReport
  • SetupHelper.exe - SetupHelper
  • PDFCreator-0_9_9_setup.exe - PDFCreator (PDFCreator is the easy way of creating PDFs.)
  • PDFCreator-1_0_1_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_0_2_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_1_0_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_2_3_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_3_2_setup.exe
  • pdfcreator-1_4_3_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_5_1_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_6_0_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_6_2_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_7_0_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_7_1_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_7_2_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator-1_7_3_setup.exe
  • PDFCreator3.exe
  • PDFCreatorold.exe
  • PDFCreatorRestart.exe - PDFCreatorRestart: Restart the PDFCreator.exe if necessary. Part of PDFCreator.
  • PDFSpool.exe - PDFSpooler: Send the temp. printer-data to pdfcreator.exe. Part of PDFCreator.
  • PDFSpooler.exe
  • AttachMe.dll - AttachMe (AttachMe Lib)
  • Images2PDF.exe - Images2PDF.GUI (Images2PDF)
  • pdfforge.dll - pdfforge dll
  • Images2PDFC.exe - Images2PDFC
  • TransTool.exe - TransTool (TransTool: Translation tool for the language files of PDFCreator. Part of PDFCreator.)
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.1 (PrivateBuild) (NLog for .NET Framework 4)
  • RepairFolderPermissions.exe - RepairFolderPermissions
  • ProcessPrivileges.dll - Process Privileges
  • SystemWrapper.dll - .NET SystemWrapper (SystemWrapper)
  • SystemInterface.dll (by LANDesk) - SystemInterface
  • message.exe - VideoConverter
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • ftplib.dll - FTPLib
  • itextsharp.dll - iTextSharp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PDFCreator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2200F1E1-55FB-4B7E-8E33-91F8B9079EC9}' (runs on registration).
  • PDFCreator3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4D5E3BE9-EEB8-43F1-B8AB-842F99C4E39C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PDFCreator?

Quickly and completely remove PDFCreator from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PDFCreator 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 PDFCreator, 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 PDFCreator.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#254

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.39%
Windows 8 31.17%
Windows XP 5.76%
Windows Vista 3.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.22%
Windows 7 Professional 18.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.12%
Windows 8.1 10.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.75% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.75%
  United States 18.25%
  France 13.97%
  Italy 8.44%
  Brazil 3.69%
  Spain 3.38%
  Canada 2.51%
  Belgium 2.22%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Austria 1.62%
  Poland 1.36%
  Switzerland 1.29%
  Czech Republic 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.69%
Dell 20.07%
Acer 17.99%
ASUS 13.38%
GIGABYTE 5.85%
Samsung 5.06%
Toshiba 4.24%
Lenovo 3.72%
Medion 3.34%
Intel 1.55%
American Megatrends 1.31%
MSI 0.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.98%

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