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What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,529
United States Rank #9,540
Reach 0.0555%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.78 days
1291.61 days >
Average installed length: 678.65 days


VersionDistribution 4.21% 8.78% 6.40% 7.32% 73.28%

Nitro PDF Reader 2

What is Nitro PDF Reader 2?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "A free PDF reader that offers a range of advanced creation, editing and reviewing features, not found in other free PDF reader products."

About  (from Nitro PDF Software)

Nitro Reader is the first PDF reader to offer a comprehensive range of powerful features and tools, without the limitation or compromise you may have come to expect. Our vision, Everything you ever wanted in a free PDF reader and nothing you don't. It's the PDF Reader, reimagined. Create PDF files from over 300 differe...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is NitroPDFReader.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 68.44 MB (71,769,303 bytes).
Nitro PDF Reader 2 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nitroreader.com
Help link: www.getsatisfaction.com/nitropdf
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{536CE037-9381-4A3F-9B70-4E0523730123}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 68.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nitro PDF Reader 2

Program executable:NitroPDFReader.exe
Name:Nitro PDF Reader 2
Path:C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader\NitroPDFReader.exe
Additional files:
  • npnitroie.ocx - Nitro PDF Internet explorer plug-in (Nitro PDF Plug-In For Internet Explorer)
  • BugSplatRc.dll - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, Nitro PDF)
  • NitroPDFActiveX.ocx - Nitro PDF activeX Component
  • NitroPDFThumbnailHelper.exe - Nitro Pdf Thumbnail Hepler
  • Nitro_PIPAssistant.exe - Nitro PDF PIP Assistant
  • ConverterCore.dll - Nitro PDF Professional (SolidConverterCore)
  • dbCore.dll - DB Core
  • Framework7.dll - framework
  • NitroPDFReaderDriver.exe
  • NitroPDFReaderDriver2.dll
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe - Nitro PDF Spool Service
  • NitroPDFReaderSupportTools.exe - NitroPDFSupportTools
  • NitroPrinterInstaller.exe - Nitro Printer Installer
  • ocr.dll - OCR
  • PDFLibTool.dll - PdfLibrary
  • SecurePdfSDK.dll - Solid Secure PDF Library
  • SolidCore.dll - SolidCore
  • NitroPDFReader.exe - Nitro PDF Reader 2
  • npdf.dll - Nitro PDF Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NitroPDFReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D23CF64D-273B-4CE5-B6DB-ABD11BF8BA67}' (runs on registration).
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe runs as a service named 'NitroPDFReaderDriverCreatorReadSpool2' (NitroReaderDriverReadSpool2) "Nitro Reader Driver Read Spool 2".

How do I remove Nitro PDF Reader 2?

You can uninstall Nitro PDF Reader 2 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 Reader 2, 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 Reader 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.71%
Windows Vista 9.69%
Windows XP 5.76%
Windows 10 4.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.71%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.60%
Windows 7 Starter 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.41%
  Germany 13.70%
  Italy 6.01%
  France 3.85%
  Spain 3.37%
  Belgium 2.40%
  Iran 2.40%
  Mexico 2.24%
  United Kingdom 1.76%
  India 1.52%
  Argentina 1.44%
  Colombia 1.36%
  Philippines 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.13%
Acer 21.02%
Dell 18.08%
ASUS 7.42%
Toshiba 7.26%
Lenovo 3.09%
Medion 2.94%
Samsung 2.78%
Intel 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.33%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.99%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.99%

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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