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1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 38.71% 3.23% 41.94% 16.13%

Nitro PDF Express

What is Nitro PDF Express?  (from Nitro PDF Software)

Create and Convert PDFs with the Adobe Acrobat Alternative. Use Nitro PDF Express to quickly and accurately convert PDF files to Microsoft Word. PDF express allows you to create PDF files from any application that can print; Plus, generate PDF from within Microsoft Office applications with a single click.


Nitro PDF Express is a software program developed by Nitro PDF Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 30.6 MB (32,091,361 bytes). 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 56% of users of Nitro PDF Express come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nitropdf.com
Help link: www.nitropdf.com/express/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Express\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E4C92C0A-9B54-11DE-B7F8-5A2256D89593}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nitro PDF Express

  • ConverterCore.dll - Nitro PDF Professional (SolidConverterCore)
  • dbCore.dll - DB Core
  • ExpressAddinSetupTool.exe - AddinSetupTool
  • Framework.dll - framework
  • NitroPDFExpressDriver.dll - Nitro PDF Express
  • NitroPDFExpressDriver.exe
  • NitroPDFExpressDriverService.exe - Solid Spool Service
  • NitroPDFExpressExcelAddin.dll - MSExcelAddin
  • NitroPDFExpressFramework.dll
  • NitroPDFExpressPowerPointAddin.dll - MSPowerPointAddin
  • NitroPDFExpressSupportTools.exe - NitroPDFSupportTools
  • NitroPDFExpressWordAddin.dll - MSWordAddin
  • NitroPrinterInstaller.exe - NitroPrinterInstaller
  • ocr.dll - OCR
  • PDFLibTool.dll - PdfLibrary
  • SecurePdfSDK.dll - Solid Secure PDF Library
  • SolidCore.dll - SolidCore
  • npdf.dll - Nitro PDF-bibliotheek
  • NitroPDFExpress.exe - Nitro PDF Express
  • ImageTool.dll (by VoyagerSoft) - SolidImageTool (Solid Image Tool)
  • wxbase28u_exp.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_xml_exp.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_exp.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_exp.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_exp.dll
  • wxmsw28u_xrc_exp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NitroPDFExpress.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B51D988E-5EC6-4138-99F6-AD6136BE1A1A}' (runs on registration).
  • NitroPDFExpressDriverService.exe runs as a service named 'NitroPDFExpressDriverCreatorReadSpool' (NitroExpressDriverReadSpool) "Nitro PDF Express Driver Read Spool".

How do I remove Nitro PDF Express?

You can uninstall Nitro PDF Express 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 Nitro PDF Express, 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 Nitro PDF Express.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows 10 19.35%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Windows XP 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.39%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows 8 Pro 9.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.41%
  Australia 7.69%
  Germany 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  South Africa 5.13%
  Canada 5.13%
  MA 2.56%
  India 2.56%
  Spain 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.59%
Hewlett-Packard 24.14%
Toshiba 6.90%
Samsung 6.90%
Medion 6.90%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 10.34%
VIA P4M266-8233 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C65... 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 3.45%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 3.45%

About (from Nitro PDF Software)

We build easy-to-use products that help people work smarter with digital documents.
Publisher URL: www.nitropdf.com


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