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Should I remove Expert PDF 9 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,373
United States Rank #29,568
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.72 days
255.07 days >
Average installed length: 134.02 days


VersionDistribution 25.43%
9.00.0000 74.57%

Other programs by Avanquest Software

Expert PDF 9 Professional


Expert PDF 9 Professional is a program developed by Avanquest Software. The most used version is 9.00.0000, 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. The main program executable is pdfeditor.exe. The software installer includes 37 files. 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 25% of users of Expert PDF 9 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avanquest\Expert PDF 9 Professional\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{698A90AC-452A-4534-9D53-55A5C14193F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Expert PDF 9 Professional

Program executable:pdfeditor.exe
Name:Expert PDF Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\avanquest\expert pdf 9 professional\pdfeditor.exe
Additional files:
  • LiveUpdateClientTools.dll - Sistema de actualización en línea de Avanquest Software (Sistema de actualización en línea)
  • xLiveUpdateClientTools.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
  • xSNUpdate.exe
  • APMessage.exe - APMessage
  • APMessageX64.exe
  • IAMC.dll - IAMC (In-Application Messaging Client)
  • Snapu.dll - Snap
  • xSnapu.dll
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • vspdfuid.dll (by Visagesoft) - eXPert PDF Printer UI (Printer UI)
  • APAX.dll
  • vspdf2word.exe (by visagesoft) - Expert PDF Converter (Convert PDF to word (rtf))
  • WUNPACLN.dll (by BVRP Software) - Winfax Plus 95 (Archive)
  • settingseditor.exe (by Visagesoft) - Expert PDF 9 (Expert PDF 9 Settings Editor)
  • vsbatch2pdf.exe - Batch pdf convertion to pdf
  • eXPertPDFAddIn32.dll
  • eXPertPDFAddIn64.dll
  • FolderWatcher.exe
  • printersetup.exe
  • sendmail.exe
  • vspdfcli.exe
  • vspdfprsrv.exe
  • vsprinterx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 9 Professional\vspdfprsrv.exe --background.

How do I remove Expert PDF 9 Professional?

You can uninstall Expert PDF 9 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Expert PDF 9 Professional, 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 Expert PDF 9 Professional.

Win 10 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.02%
Windows 7 41.95%
Windows XP 3.45%
Windows Vista 0.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.99%
Windows 10 Home 18.97%
Windows 10 Pro 9.77%
Windows 8.1 9.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.13%
  France 25.13%
  United Kingdom 10.16%
  Czech Republic 6.42%
  Italy 5.88%
  Canada 4.28%
  Belgium 2.67%
  Germany 2.14%
  Australia 1.60%
  Spain 1.60%
  MA 1.07%
  Brazil 1.07%
  Russia 1.07%
  Pakistan 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Acer 18.27%
ASUS 17.31%
Dell 14.42%
Intel 4.81%
Lenovo 2.88%
Toshiba 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
Sony 0.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.17%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 3.33%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.50%
Acer Aspire E5-771G 1.67%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.67%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.67%

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

comments1 comment

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Not happyover a year ago
I uninstalled Expert PDF 9 trial and it continues to come up and take over, Avanquest, the company that provides technical support sends me from site to site, what a terrible company. Stay away from them.