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Should I remove Lightning PDF 7 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,001
United States Rank #14,667
Reach 0.0064%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 183.47 days
634.48 days >
Average installed length: 333.37 days


7.0.1800.0 69.29%
7.0.1370.0 30.71%

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Lightning PDF 7 Professional

What is Lightning PDF 7 Professional?  (from Avanquest Software)

Lightning PDF Professional 7 is the complete PDF alternative to Adobe┬« Acrobat┬« and comes packed with new features to make it even easier to work with PDF files. Add images and insert graphics directly into your PDF file or use built-in image tools to resize, move, optimize and delete existing graphics. Add, edit, and ...  Read more


Lightning PDF 7 Professional is a software program developed by Avanquest Software. The most common release is 7.0.1800.0, 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. 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 primary executable is named pdfeditor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 62.47 MB (65,503,534 bytes). The installed file SNUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 91% of users of Lightning PDF 7 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquestusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avanquest\Lightning PDF 7 Professional\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FC279721-37A6-4777-AFD8-7A56681EBA14}\ISAdmin.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 62.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lightning PDF 7 Professional

Program executable:pdfeditor.exe
Name:Lightning PDF Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\avanquest\lightning pdf 7 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 (WinInetError Unicode)
  • APMessage.exe - APMessage
  • IAMC.dll - IAMC (In-Application Messaging Client)
  • Snapu.dll - Snap
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • SNUpdate.exe - SNUpdate
  • vsgdi.dll (by visagesoft) - Visagesoft 2d rendering library
  • printersetup.exe (by Visagesoft) - Visagesoft Printer Installer (Printer installation)
  • vspdf2word.exe (by visagesoft) - Ligtning PDF Converter (Convert PDF to word (rtf))
  • vspdfuid.dll (by Visagesoft) - eXPert PDF Printer UI (Printer UI)
  • vsprinterx.dll (by Visage Software) - PDF Printer SDK (Visage PDF Printer SDK)
  • settingseditor.exe - Lightning PDF (Lightning PDF Settings Editor)
  • vspdfprsrv.exe - Lightning PDF Creator
  • vsbatch2pdf.exe - Batch 2 PDF (Batch pdf convertion to pdf)
  • eXPertPDFAddIn.dll
  • sendmail.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PDFEditor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3DBB37E-62B4-4A08-9500-984F991E567A}' (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\Lightning PDF 7 Professional\vspdfprsrv.exe --background.

How do I remove Lightning PDF 7 Professional?

You can uninstall Lightning PDF 7 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 Lightning PDF 7 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 Lightning PDF 7 Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.99%
Windows 10 26.77%
Windows Vista 5.51%
Windows XP 4.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.30%
Windows 7 Professional 17.46%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 8.1 8.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.64%
  Canada 2.46%
  Australia 1.48%
  CY 0.49%
  Germany 0.49%
  DK 0.49%
  Finland 0.49%
  France 0.49%
  United Kingdom 0.49%
  Ireland 0.49%
  Iran 0.49%
  New Zealand 0.49%
  Poland 0.49%
  ZW 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.62%
Dell 27.66%
Acer 10.64%
Intel 5.32%
Toshiba 5.32%
Lenovo 4.26%
Apple 1.06%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 2.80%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 5755 1.87%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.87%
ECS GeForce 8000 series 1.87%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.87%

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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