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Mini PDF Reader


Mini PDF Reader is a program developed by smallhand. Inc. 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 software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 8.89 MB (9,322,416 bytes). tfbupdate.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 10. While about 15% of users of Mini PDF Reader come from Saudi Arabia, it is also popular in Thailand and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.minipdf.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shreader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\shreader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mini PDF Reader

  • shreader.exe - Mini PDF Reader
  • tfbupdate.exe (by www.FreeTrafficBox.com) - TrafficBox Updater
  • update.exe (by www.FreeTrafficBox.com) - TrafficBox
  • tfbhelper.exe - TFBHelper
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • update.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MiniPdfHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\shreader\update.exe" -k.

How do I remove Mini PDF Reader?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.21%
Windows 10 25.53%
Windows XP 3.19%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.31%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.53%
Windows 8.1 5.38%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.31% of installs come from Saudi Arabia
Which countries install it?
  Saudi Arabia 15.31%
  Thailand 13.27%
  United States 13.27%
  Egypt 11.22%
  Brazil 10.20%
  Indonesia 8.16%
  MA 6.12%
  DZ 3.06%
  Belgium 2.04%
  Germany 2.04%
  SY 2.04%
  United Arab Emirates 1.02%
  BA 1.02%
  Colombia 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 26.39%
ASUS 15.28%
Dell 8.33%
Toshiba 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Intel 1.39%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.33%
ASUSTeK F5SL 2.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.33%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.33%
HP Compaq dc7700p Small F... 2.33%
PhoenixAward PhoenixAward 2.33%


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