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Should I remove ScanSoft PDF Professional 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #34,656
Reach 0.0013%


4.02.0000 61.11%
4.01.0077 5.56%
4.01.0076 11.11%
4.01.0012 5.56%
4.01.0011 5.56%
4.01.0009 11.11%

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ScanSoft PDF Professional 4

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

ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4 gives you everything you need to create, convert, view and edit PDF files. Powerful editing and collaboration capabilities, advanced PDF/A format and new file size Optimiser for reliable archiving and sharing, plus unique form-filling and conversion technology, make it a better alt...  Read more


ScanSoft PDF Professional 4 is a software program developed by Nuance Communications. The most common release is 4.02.0000, 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 44 files. 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 Professional 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com
Help link: support.nuance.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PDF Professional 4.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{488968FC-9ECC-4F41-AE38-5A94F80F165F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by ScanSoft PDF Professional 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
  • PdfPro4Hook.exe - PdfCreateHook Application
  • PDFRouter.exe - PDF Converter
  • PDLight.dll - PDF Utility Dynamic Link Library
  • pdread.dll
  • PreRendering.dll
  • RecDiag.dll
  • RegistryController.exe - PDF Converter Registry Controller
  • Rendering.dll
  • Rendering2.dll
  • res_eng.dll - Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • rndsdawg.dll
  • Rndsinso.dll
  • RnErr.dll
  • rregexp.dll
  • ShellExt40.dll - PDF Converter Shell Extension AddIn
  • SPDFLib.dll
  • cpres.dll - Copy Protection (CP (All languages) resource dll)
  • Pipeline.dll - Pipeline
  • p4dll.dll (by E-W Software) - P4 (P4 Palasik's PostScript & PDF Processor)
  • cnvres_eng.dll

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\Nuance\PDF Converter 4\RegistryController.exe".

How do I remove ScanSoft PDF Professional 4?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win 8 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 38.89%
Windows XP 27.78%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.78%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.56%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Canada 7.41%
  United Kingdom 7.41%
  Thailand 3.70%
  Germany 3.70%
  Poland 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Dell 23.53%
Toshiba 11.76%
Lenovo 11.76%
Medion 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Acer 5.88%
Common models
HP EliteBook 6930p 5.88%
Dell OptiPlex 380 5.88%
Compaq-Presario VT610AA-A... 5.88%
ABIT IP-95 5.88%
HP-Pavilion GC671AA-ABA a... 5.88%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF 5.88%

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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