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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,447
United States Rank #26,170
Reach 0.0027%


4.01.0009 73.68%
4.01.0000 5.26%
4.00.0002 5.26%
4.00.0000 15.79%

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ScanSoft PDF Converter 4

What is ScanSoft PDF Converter 4?  (from Nuance Communications)

ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4 is everything you need to create, convert and edit PDF Files. PDF Converter Professional 4 is the complete PDF solution for business professionals everywhere. Create, convert and edit PDF files in one, easy to use application, at a fraction of the cost of the leading alternative so...  Read more


ScanSoft PDF Converter 4 is a software program developed by Nuance Communications. The most common release is 4.01.0009, 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. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 73.76 MB (77,339,035 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 74% of users of ScanSoft PDF Converter 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PDF Converter 4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6C6D024B-BBD8-49B0-B755-D930B3A87868}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 73.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ScanSoft PDF Converter 4

  • CRX.dll - Scansoft PDF Products (OmniPage application extension)
  • Defaults.dll
  • FireWrx.dll
  • FmxLFR.dll
  • FmxOcrA.dll
  • FmxVirt.dll
  • Formatter.dll
  • kdu_v43R.dll - kdu_v40 -- Kakadu core DLL
  • KernelAPI.dll - KernelAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • LecsoMgr.dll
  • LFRModIfc.dll
  • LOGMAN.dll
  • Mor.dll
  • MorIF.dll
  • MorPF.dll
  • OutlookAddin.dll - PDF Converter Outlook AddIn
  • pccext.dll
  • PDFCExceladdin.dll - PDF Converter Excel Addin
  • PDFCWordaddin.dll - PDF Converter Word Addin
  • PDFEngine.dll - PDF Converter Engine Interface
  • PDFRouter.exe - PDF Converter
  • pdread.dll
  • PreRendering.dll
  • RecDiag.dll
  • RegistryController.exe - PDF Converter Registry Controller
  • Rendering.dll
  • Rendering2.dll
  • rndsdawg.dll
  • Rndsinso.dll
  • RnErr.dll
  • rregexp.dll
  • ShellExt40.dll - PDF Converter Shell Extension AddIn
  • SPDFLib.dll
  • SSPDFSMT.dll - PDF Converter Smart tag action handler
  • WPAddIn.dll - PDF Converter WordPerfect Extension
  • Pipeline.dll - Pipeline
  • cpres.dll (by ScanSoft) - CP (CP resource DLL)
  • p4dll.dll (by E-W Software) - P4 (P4 Palasik's PostScript & PDF Processor)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RegistryController.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDF4 Registry Controller' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PDF Converter 4\RegistryController.exe".

How do I remove ScanSoft PDF Converter 4?

Quickly and completely remove ScanSoft PDF Converter 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 ScanSoft PDF Converter 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 ScanSoft PDF Converter 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 ScanSoft PDF Converter 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 11%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows XP 13.16%
Windows 8 13.16%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.21%
Windows 7 Professional 18.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.53%
Windows 8.1 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Germany 7.41%
  Australia 5.56%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  BO 1.85%
  Singapore 1.85%
  France 1.85%
  Canada 1.85%
  IS 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Dell 15.15%
Acer 12.12%
Toshiba 9.09%
Samsung 6.06%
Intel 3.03%
Sony 3.03%
Lenovo 3.03%
Alienware 3.03%
American Megatrends 3.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 6.25%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 3.13%
Alienware M17xR3 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP 650 Notebook PC 3.13%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 3.13%

About Nuance Communications

Nuance provides speech and imaging applications for businesses and consumers whose products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steering systems, automated telephone directory services, medical transcription software & systems, optical character recognition software, and desktop imaging software.
Publisher URL: www.nuance.com


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