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Should I remove Bolt PDF Printer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,127
United States Rank #10,655
Reach 0.0267%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.65 days
314.07 days >
Average installed length: 165.02 days


2.03 5.70%
2.01 0.19%
2.00 0.57%
1.20 25.67%
1.19 25.67%
1.18 4.18%
1.17 15.59%

Other programs by NCH Software

Bolt PDF Printer

What is Bolt PDF Printer?

During installation the program will offer the user to install the NCH Toolbar, an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from NCH Software)

Bolt PDF makes creating PDF files as easy as printing. Select Bolt PDF as your printer from the print menu in any application to print to PDF files. PDF files are the standard for document sharing in business. Being able to create a PDF file of a document makes electronic distribution easy and eliminates any compatibil...  Read more


Bolt PDF Printer is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 1.20, 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 main program executable is boltpdf.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 1.28 MB (1,343,739 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 51% of users of Bolt PDF Printer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com/pdfprinter/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\BoltPDF
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\BoltPDF\boltpdf.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bolt PDF Printer

Program executable:boltpdf.exe
Bolt PDF Printer
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\boltpdf\boltpdf.exe
Additional files:
  • Bolt PDF Printer_v1.15.exe - pdfprinter (Bolt PDF Printer)
  • boltpdfsetup_v1.16.exe
  • boltpdfsetup_v1.17.exe
  • boltpdfsetup_v1.18.exe
  • boltpdfsetup_v1.19.exe
  • copy1-printpdfsetup_v1.14.exe
  • copy2-printpdfsetup_v1.15.exe
  • printpdfsetup_v1.12.exe
  • printpdfsetup_v1.13.exe
  • printpdfsetup_v1.14.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • boltpdfsetup_v1.20.exe - BoltPDF
  • boltpdfsetup_v2.00.exe
  • boltpdfsetup_v2.01.exe
  • boltpdfsetup_v2.03.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • boltpdf.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BoltPDFSevenDays' (Next runs on 2017-03-25 at 6:15 PM).

How do I remove Bolt PDF Printer?

You can uninstall Bolt PDF Printer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bolt PDF Printer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Bolt PDF Printer.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.95%
Windows 10 36.31%
Windows XP 6.84%
Windows Vista 5.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.85%
Windows 10 Home 15.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.58%
Windows 8.1 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.10%
  United Kingdom 7.68%
  France 3.76%
  Germany 3.61%
  Canada 3.13%
  Australia 2.51%
  Italy 2.35%
  India 1.88%
  Israel 1.72%
  Belgium 1.57%
  South Africa 1.25%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Singapore 1.10%
  Netherlands 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.23%
Dell 20.72%
Acer 18.02%
ASUS 8.71%
Toshiba 8.11%
Lenovo 4.80%
Intel 4.20%
Medion 1.50%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Samsung 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.56%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.92%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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