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Should I remove PDFCreator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #332
United States Rank #561
Reach 2.3365%
Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.9.0 0.04%
1.6.0 3.33%
1.5.1 4.57%
1.5.0 7.33%
1.4.3 2.74%
1.4.2 1.82%
1.4.1 2.21%
1.4.0 1.29%
1.3.2 6.86%
1.3.1 0.81%
1.3.0 0.41%
1.2.3.0 0.01%
1.2.3 14.26%
1.2.2 2.06%
1.2.1 3.87%
1.2.0 25.75%
1.1.0 2.08%
1.0.2 3.10%
1.0.1 1.60%
1.0.0 0.55%
0.9.9 3.71%
0.9.8.0 0.01%
0.9.8 3.47%
0.9.7 1.03%
0.9.6 2.24%
0.9.5 2.56%
0.9.3 1.65%
0.9.2 0.13%
0.9.1 0.12%
0.9.0 0.29%
0.8.1 0.11%

PDFCreator

What is PDFCreator?

PDFCreator is an application for converting documents into Portable Document Format (PDF) format on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It works by creating a virtual printer that prints to PDF files, and thereby allows practically any application to create PDF files by choosing to print from within the application and then printing to the PDFCreator printer. PDFCreator allows the user to disable printing, copying of text or images and modifying the original document. The user can also choose between two types of passwords, user and owner, to restrict PDF files in several ways.

About  (from Frank Heindörfer, Philip Chinery)

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, Excel or any other Windows application. A PDF takes less storage space, and is easier to send with email. Make PDF creator part of your the software suite you have installed on your computer for easy PDF creation.

Overview

The most common release is 1.2.0, 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 30 files and is usually about 25.68 MB (26,929,249 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sf.net/projects/pdfcreator
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdfcreator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDFCreator\unins000.exe
Estimated size: 25.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDFCreator

Program executable:pdfcreator.exe
Name:PDFCreator
Path:C:\Program Files\pdfcreator\pdfcreator.exe
MD5:03a87eb555d0337f97a492aa532e192c
Additional files:
  • PDFCreator-1_1_0_setup.exe - PDFCreator (PDFCreator is the easy way of creating PDFs.)
  • pdfwriter.exe (by Acro Software) - PDF Writer Application
  • pdfwriter32.exe (by Acro Software)
  • pdfwriter64.exe
  • Preferences.exe
  • Setup.exe - Setup Application
  • unInstpw64.exe
  • message.exe - VideoConverter
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Converter.exe
  • CPWriter2.exe
  • custmon32i.dll
  • custmon64i.dll
  • custmoni.dll
  • pdfenc.exe
  • unInstpw.exe
  • vblocal.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PDFCreator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93562406-6866-4AFE-A71C-C14A42301732}' (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) 64%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#332

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.47%
Windows XP 16.56%
Windows Vista 8.57%
Windows 8 5.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.65%
Windows 7 Professional 16.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.47%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.19%
  Germany 12.46%
  France 10.39%
  Italy 5.74%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Spain 3.93%
  Brazil 3.64%
  Canada 3.43%
  Belgium 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Mexico 1.25%
  Poland 1.20%
  India 1.08%
  Australia 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.13%
Hewlett-Packard 26.26%
Acer 16.82%
ASUS 6.81%
GIGABYTE 6.68%
Toshiba 5.06%
Intel 3.09%
Samsung 3.06%
American Megatrends 2.25%
Sahara 1.45%
Lenovo 1.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.94%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.50%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.12%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.08%

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