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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,480
United States Rank #3,512
Reach 0.1600%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.07 days
1093.48 days >
Average installed length: 574.54 days


VersionDistribution 32.00% 4.03% 1.78% 7.55% 1.74% 7.64% 0.86% 1.08% 16.62% 4.41% 1.59% 0.95% 9.10% 0.13% 2.35% 4.50% 3.68%

Nitro Reader 2

What is Nitro Reader 2?  (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 differ...  Read more


Nitro Reader 2 is a program developed by Nitro PDF Software. 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 programs's main executable is NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 902 KB of memory. The software installer includes 58 files and is usually about 68.76 MB (72,099,532 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 46% of users of Nitro Reader 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: nitroreader.zendesk.com/forums
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{33DF935B-2B12-4BA8-94AE-048784AB8B4D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 68.76 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Nitro Reader 2

Program executable:NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe
Name:Nitro Pro
Nitro PDF Spool Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader 2\NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe
Nitro PDF Spool Service for Nitro Pro (Nitro PDF) is a commercial software application used for creating and editing portable document format (PDF) files. Features include viewing, creating, editing, and printing PDF files as well as...
Additional files:
  • npnitroie.dll - Nitro PDF Internet explorer plug-in (Nitro PDF Plug-In For Internet Explorer)
  • npnitroie.ocx
  • BugSplatRc.dll - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, Nitro PDF)
  • NitroPDFActiveX.ocx - Nitro PDF activeX Component
  • NitroPDFThumbnailHelper.exe - Nitro PDF Thumbnail Helper
  • 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
  • npdf.dll - Nitro PDF Library
  • NitroPDFReader.exe - Nitro Reader 2
  • Nitro_PIPAssistant.exe - Nitro Pro 7
  • PDFLibTool7.dll - Nitro Pro
  • SecurePdfSDK7.dll
  • js32.dll - js32
  • BCGCBPRO1700u100.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • BCGCBPRO1710u100.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd)
  • BsSndRpt.exe (by BugSplat) - BugSplat Crash Report Send Utility (Crash reporting Send Utility, BsSndRpt.exe)
  • BugSplat.dll (by BugSplat) - BugSplat Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplat.DLL)
  • BCGPStyle2010Black170.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2010 Style (Office 2010 (Black) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2010Black1710.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd)
  • BCGPStyle2010Blue170.dll - Office 2010 (Blue) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2010Blue1710.dll
  • BCGPStyle2010White170.dll - Office 2010 (White) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2010White1710.dll
  • npnitromozilla.dll - Nitro PDF Plug-In (Nitro PDF Plug-in for Firefox and Chrome)
  • ImageTool7.dll (by VoyagerSoft) - SolidImageTool (Solid Image Tool)
  • wxbase28u_vc_pro7.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_xml_vc_pro7.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_pro7.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_pro7.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_vc_pro7.dll
  • wxmsw28u_xrc_vc_pro7.dll
  • NitroPDFPreviewHandler.dll - NitroPDF (Nitro PDF Preview Handler)
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverSetup2.dll
  • NitroPDFThumbnailProvider.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npnitromozilla.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npnitromozilla.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npnitromozilla.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Nitro Reader 2' with a plugin key of '@nitropdf.com/NitroPDF' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • NitroPDFReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDE1C1BE-2433-442C-BC53-E5B5B8002A25}' (runs on registration).
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverService2.exe runs as a service named 'NitroPDFReaderDriverCreatorReadSpool2' (NitroReaderDriverReadSpool2) "Nitro Reader Driver Read Spool 2".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:902 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003408454%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026369%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007715%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:244
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Nitro Reader 2?

You can uninstall Nitro 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 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 Reader 2.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Nitro Reader 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.37%
Windows Vista 8.88%
Windows XP 6.60%
Windows 10 4.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.29%
Windows 7 Professional 13.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.43%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.95%
  Germany 8.30%
  Italy 3.38%
  Spain 2.22%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  France 2.09%
  Canada 1.93%
  India 1.75%
  Mexico 1.70%
  Israel 1.52%
  Belgium 1.29%
  Philippines 1.08%
  Australia 1.06%
  MA 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.84%
Dell 23.14%
Acer 16.96%
Toshiba 9.14%
ASUS 6.55%
Lenovo 3.17%
Samsung 2.48%
Intel 1.95%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.76%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.04%

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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