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16% remove it84% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,720
United States Rank #11,759
Reach 0.0426%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.41 days
159.71 days >
Average installed length: 83.91 days


VersionDistribution 80.27% 6.80% 4.76% 4.76% 3.40%

Soda PDF 3D Reader


Soda PDF 3D Reader is a program developed by LULU Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is Soda PDF 3D Reader.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 79.26 MB (83,111,377 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 33% of users of Soda PDF 3D Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 3D Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5253E42F-FD23-474D-A5FA-5A9BD94598DF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 79.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Soda PDF 3D Reader

Program executable:Soda PDF 3D Reader.exe
Name:Soda PDF 3D Reader
Soda PDF 3D Reader Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 3D Reader\Soda PDF 3D Reader.exe
Additional files:
  • ContextMenuExt.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - Soda PDF 3D Reader Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • AxPDFReader.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader ActiveX
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Toolbar
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader (Soda PDF 3D Reader Conversion Service Proxy Module)
  • GettingStarted.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Getting Started
  • GettingStarted.exe
  • Graphics.dll
  • GuiFramework.dll
  • HtmlGUI.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader HtmlGUI Module
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Soda PDF 3D Reader.exe - Soda PDF 3D Reader Application
  • Translator.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Translator Module
  • TwainWrapper.dll
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (Soda PDF 3D Reader Conversion Service)
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper Service)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • FdfTk.dll (by Adobe Systems) - FdfTk (FDF Toolkit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SodaPDFReaderExtension' with a class of {3331D63C-5427-4764-BCF7-59C85D5F9243}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper' with the class of {2FE0F895-6D1D-4c80-A20D-18E42DE9B631}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Soda PDF 3D Reader Toolbar' with the class of {64C9D46E-8F8B-4158-9780-A6581C7439B1}.
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper Service' (Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper Service).
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 3D Reader Service' (Soda PDF 3D Reader Service).

How do I remove Soda PDF 3D Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Soda PDF 3D Reader from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Soda PDF 3D Reader 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 Soda PDF 3D Reader, 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 Soda PDF 3D Reader.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Soda PDF 3D Reader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Server 2003 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 16%
Keep it 84%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows 8 12.24%
Windows XP 7.48%
Windows Vista 3.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.16%
Windows 7 Professional 6.80%
Windows 8 Pro 5.44%
Windows 8 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Germany 13.58%
  Brazil 4.32%
  Italy 4.32%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Australia 3.09%
  Canada 3.09%
  Belgium 2.47%
  France 2.47%
  Argentina 1.23%
  Czech Republic 1.23%
  Spain 1.23%
  Greece 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.13%
Hewlett-Packard 17.21%
Dell 15.57%
ASUS 7.38%
Samsung 4.92%
Toshiba 4.92%
Medion 4.92%
Intel 3.28%
American Megatrends 3.28%
MSI 1.64%
Lenovo 1.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5520 1.72%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 1.72%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 1.72%
Acer Aspire 7736 1.72%
ASUSTeK N73SV 1.72%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 1.72%

About (from LULU Software)

LULU SOFTWARE creates simple and hard-working software for your PC. We appreciate that for most people technology is a headache — they just want it to work.
Publisher URL: lulusoftware.com


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