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Should I remove Nitro PDF Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,239
United States Rank #5,589
Reach 0.1257%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.39 days
984.93 days >
Average installed length: 517.51 days


VersionDistribution 15.94% 19.65% 10.61% 7.30% 2.38% 4.40% 0.48% 2.91% 4.76% 5.00% 3.47% 2.99% 6.78%
5.5.2 0.81% 2.91% 2.06% 1.41% 1.57% 1.41%
5.3.2 1.61%
5.3.1 1.29%
5.3 0.24%

Nitro PDF Professional

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

Nitro PDF Professional lets you easily create industry-standard PDF files from almost any file format. And sharing is seamless: any PDF created in Nitro Pro can be opened and viewed on virtually any machine, and will display identically to what you intended it to. Create PDFs with a single click from Microsoft® Word, E...  Read more


Nitro PDF Professional is a software program developed by Nitro PDF Software. The most common release is, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named NitroPDF.exe. The setup package generally installs about 95 files and is usually about 97.71 MB (102,453,270 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 33% of users of Nitro PDF Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nitropdf.com/es
Help link: www.nitropdf.com/professional/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Professional\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{287A8DD2-E9A6-49D6-9D18-3C4AF0E144CD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 97.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nitro PDF Professional

Program executable:NitroPDF.exe
Name:Nitro PDF Professional
Path:C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Professional\NitroPDF.exe
Additional files:
  • AddinSetupTool.exe - Nitro PDF Professional (AddinSetupTool)
  • ConverterCore.dll - SolidConverterCore
  • dbCore.dll - DB Core
  • Framework.dll - framework
  • msexceladdin.dll - MSExcelAddin
  • mspowerpointaddin.dll - MSPowerPointAddin
  • mswordaddin.dll - MSWordAddin
  • NitroPDF.exe
  • NitroPDFDriverCreator.dll
  • NitroPDFDriverCreator.exe
  • NitroPDFDriverService.exe - Solid Spool Service
  • NitroPDFSupportTools.exe - NitroPDFSupportTools
  • NitroPrinterInstaller.exe - NitroPrinterInstaller
  • ocr.dll - OCR
  • PDFLibTool.dll - PdfLibrary
  • SecurePdfSDK.dll - Solid Secure PDF Library
  • SolidCore.dll - SolidCore
  • ControlActivation.exe - ControlActivation
  • npdf.dll - Nitro PDF Library
  • CAcmd.exe - CAcmd
  • BCGCBPRO1210u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • N5ShellExtension.dll - NitroPDF Professional ShellExtension
  • appteklexicon.dll - ApptekLexicon Dynamic Link Library (ApptekLexicon DLL)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1210.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2007 Style (Office 2007 (Blue) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian1210.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - Office 2007 (Black) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver1210.dll - Office 2007 (Silver) style resource library
  • NitroPDFPrinterMonitor.exe - Nitro PDF Printer Monitor
  • irisjp2k.dll (by I.R.I.S. Group) - I.R.I.S. Group irisjp2k (irisjp2k)
  • format5.dll (by I.R.I.S. Group) - I.R.I.S. Group format5 (format5)
  • irisjb2.dll (by Image Recognition Integrated Systems) - I.R.I.S. JBIG2 encoder
  • EventLogMessage.dll (by Solid Documents) - Solid Framework (EventLogMessage)
  • ir_fe.dll (by IRIS (Image Recognition Integrated Systems)) - AsianOCR engine (IrisInterfaceAsian)
  • ljeng32.dll (by IRIS (Image Recognition Integrated Systems)) - AsianOCR Engine
  • ljocri32.dll - AsianOCR IF
  • ljpp32.dll - PostProcessing
  • ljseg32.dll - AsianOCR Segment
  • ImageTool.dll (by VoyagerSoft) - SolidImageTool (Solid Image Tool)
  • SpinningProgress.dll - ProgressDisk2
  • drsara32.dll (by I.R.I.S. (Image Recognition Integrated Systems)) - OCR DRSARA32 (DRSARA32 dll)
  • iimages.dll (by IRIS) - IRIS iimages (iimages)
  • EZDcx.dll (by Dosadi (www.dosadi.com)) - EZTwain Pro (DCX File I/O DLL)
  • EZGif.dll (by Dosadi (www.dosadi.com)) - GIF File I/O DLL
  • EZJpeg.dll - JPEG module for JPG,TIFF,PDF
  • EZPng.dll - PNG File I/O DLL
  • EZTiff.dll - TIFF File I/O DLL
  • Eztwain3.dll - EZTwain Pro Library
  • bcode.dll (by IRIS) - IRIS bcode (bcode)
  • bcpl1.dll - IRIS bcpl1 (bcpl1)
  • irism.dll - IRIS irism (irism)
  • wxbase28u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_xml_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_vc_custom.dll
  • fbc.dll - IRIS fbc (fbc)
  • drs832.dll (by I.R.I.S. (Image Recognition Integrated Systems)) - OCR DRS (DRS11 dll)
  • idrskrn.dll - iDRS (idrskrn DLL)
  • Connection.exe
  • filechck.dll
  • js32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • N5ShellExtension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'N5ShellExtension' with a class of {D0DC6B97-C6FA-4B42-9649-5891A97E5005}.
Scheduled Task
  • NitroPDF.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F06E5E67-2154-4F5F-8522-898A64012181}' (runs on registration).
  • NitroPDFDriverService.exe runs as a service named 'NitroPDFDriverCreatorReadSpool' (NitroDriverReadSpool) "Nitro PDF Driver Read Spool".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NitroPDFPrinterMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nitro PDF Printer Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Professional\NitroPDFPrinterMonitor.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002789231%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016735%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011157%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,937
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Nitro PDF Professional?

You can uninstall Nitro PDF 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 Nitro PDF 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 Nitro PDF Professional.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.16%
Windows 10 13.70%
Windows XP 12.01%
Windows Vista 6.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.32%
Windows 7 Professional 15.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%
Windows 10 Home 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.53%
  Germany 11.72%
  Iran 6.91%
  Italy 4.95%
  India 3.81%
  United Kingdom 3.53%
  France 3.38%
  DZ 1.85%
  Indonesia 1.82%
  Australia 1.78%
  Spain 1.53%
  MA 1.53%
  Canada 1.50%
  Egypt 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.62%
Hewlett-Packard 22.18%
Acer 16.45%
ASUS 6.43%
Toshiba 4.10%
Intel 3.18%
Lenovo 2.75%
Samsung 2.68%
Medion 2.61%
American Megatrends 1.55%
Sahara 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.20%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.20%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.20%

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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