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Should I remove Expert PDF 8 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,112
United States Rank #15,001
Reach 0.0165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.10 days
237.75 days >
Average installed length: 124.92 days


8.40.1030.10 6.47%
8.01.410.0 0.43%
8.0.0140.0 93.10%

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Expert PDF 8 Professional

What is Expert PDF 8 Professional?  (from Avanquest Software)

Expert PDF 8 is the complete, affordable PDF alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®; offering full compatibility with Microsoft® Office 2010, you can quickly and easily create, convert, edit and view 100% industry-standard PDF files. Create PDF files from any printable PC application; Word, Excel, Pictures, Photos etc. Use Ba...  Read more


Expert PDF 8 Professional is a program developed by Avanquest Software. The most used version is 8.0.0140.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 pdfeditor.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 94.92 MB (99,526,929 bytes). SNUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 46% of users of Expert PDF 8 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avanquest\Expert PDF 8 Professional\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FC279721-37A6-4777-AFD8-7A56681EBA14}\ISAdmin.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 94.92 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Expert PDF 8 Professional

Program executable:pdfeditor.exe
Name:Expert PDF Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\avanquest\expert pdf 8 professional\pdfeditor.exe
Additional files:
  • LiveUpdateClientTools.dll - Avanquest Software Online update system (Online update system)
  • OLRegist.dll - Avanquest Software OnLine Registration
  • CheckSumTool.dll - CheckSumTool (CheckSumTool Unicode)
  • WinInetErrors.dll - WinInetError
  • SNUpdate.exe - Expert PDF
  • APMessage.exe - APMessage
  • IAMC.dll - IAMC (In-Application Messaging Client)
  • Snapu.dll - Snap
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • vsgdi.dll (by visagesoft) - Visagesoft 2d rendering library
  • vspdfuid.dll (by Visagesoft) - eXPert PDF Printer UI (Printer UI)
  • vspdf2word.exe (by visagesoft) - Expert PDF Converter (Convert PDF to word (rtf))
  • settingseditor.exe (by Visagesoft) - Expert PDF 8 (Expert PDF 8 Settings Editor)
  • vsbatch2pdf.exe - Batch pdf convertion to pdf
  • vspdfprsrv.exe - Expert PDF 8 Creator
  • eXPertPDFAddIn.dll
  • printersetup.exe
  • sendmail.exe
  • vsprinterx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PDFEditor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{021D7D96-A98F-4E6D-A81A-82B4BDE902AB}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vspdfprsrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'vspdfprsrv.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Avanquest\Expert PDF 8 Professional\vspdfprsrv.exe --background.

How do I remove Expert PDF 8 Professional?

Quickly and completely remove Expert PDF 8 Professional from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Expert PDF 8 Professional 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 Expert PDF 8 Professional, 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 Expert PDF 8 Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.95%
Windows 8 21.46%
Windows XP 7.73%
Windows Vista 3.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.62%
Windows 7 Professional 16.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.86%
Windows 8.1 5.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.82%
  United Kingdom 9.82%
  France 8.00%
  Iran 5.09%
  Italy 4.00%
  Canada 2.55%
  Czech Republic 2.55%
  Belgium 2.18%
  South Africa 1.82%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Australia 1.82%
  New Zealand 1.82%
  DZ 1.09%
  Portugal 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.09%
Dell 19.42%
Acer 18.71%
ASUS 12.95%
Lenovo 3.60%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Intel 2.88%
Toshiba 2.16%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 2.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
ASUS All Series 2.75%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.83%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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