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Should I remove Nitro Reader 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #915
United States Rank #1,060
Reach 0.7525%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.90 days
557.44 days >
Average installed length: 292.89 days


VersionDistribution 40.93% 3.07% 2.20% 4.05% 31.43% 0.98% 3.43% 1.78% 1.09% 0.82% 0.82% 0.55% 0.31% 7.54% 0.19% 0.20% 0.61%

Nitro Reader 3

What is Nitro Reader 3?  (from Nitro PDF Software)

Do everything you expect with a PDF reader, and then some. Create PDF files from any source easily. Sign them securely. Then collaborate with anyone, anywhere. Nitro PDF Reader allows you to create PDF files from over 300 different formats. Comment, review, and collaborate. Fill and save PDF forms. Extract text and ima...  Read more


Nitro Reader 3 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 main program executable is NitroPDFReader.exe. The software installer includes 77 files and is usually about 80.32 MB (84,225,938 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Nitro Reader 3 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\Reader 3\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9CDC73E6-921C-491B-912A-2D1680E78A59}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 80.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nitro Reader 3

Program executable:NitroPDFReader.exe
Name:Nitro Reader 3
Path:C:\Program Files\Nitro\Reader 3\NitroPDFReader.exe
Additional files:
  • npnitromozilla.dll - Nitro PDF plugin for Firefox and Chrome
  • npnitroie.dll - Nitro PDF plugin for Internet Explorer
  • bugsplatrc.dll - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module for Nitro Reader)
  • nitropdfactivex.ocx - Nitro PDF ActiveX Component
  • nitropdfthumbnailhelper.exe - Nitro PDF Thumbnail Helper
  • Nitro_KissMetrics.dll
  • npdf.dll - Nitro PDF Library
  • nitropdfreader.exe - Nitro Reader 3
  • nitro_pipassistant.exe - Nitro Pro 8
  • convertercore.dll - Nitro Pro (SolidConverterCore)
  • dbcore.dll - DB Core
  • framework8.dll - framework
  • nitropdfreaderdriver.exe
  • nitropdfreaderdriver3.dll
  • nitropdfreaderdriverservice3.exe - Nitro PDF Spool Service
  • nitropdfreadersupporttools.exe - NitroPDFSupportTools
  • nitroprinterinstaller.exe - Nitro Printer Installer
  • ocr.dll - OCR
  • pdflibtool8.dll - PdfLibrary
  • securepdfsdk8.dll - Solid Secure PDF Library
  • solidcore.dll - SolidCore
  • js32.dll - js32
  • nitrolocalmon2.dll - Windows NT Nitro Print PDF Interface Driver
  • nitrolocalui2.dll
  • nitroreadergraphics3.dll - Windows NT Solid Print PDF Driver
  • nitroreaderui3.dll - Windows NT Solid Print PDF Interface Driver
  • bcgcbpro1900u100.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • 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)
  • bcgpstyle2010black190.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2010 Style (Office 2010 (Black) style resource library)
  • bcgpstyle2010blue190.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - Office 2010 (Blue) style resource library
  • bcgpstyle2010white190.dll - Office 2010 (White) style resource library
  • imagetool8.dll (by VoyagerSoft) - SolidImageTool (Solid Image Tool)
  • wxbase28u_vc_pro8.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_xml_vc_pro8.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_pro8.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_pro8.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_vc_pro8.dll
  • wxmsw28u_xrc_vc_pro8.dll
  • nitropdfpreviewhandler.dll - NitroPDF (Nitro PDF Preview Handler)

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 3' 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 '{8223C430-A083-48A0-B598-F3628D383103}' (runs on registration).
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverService3.exe runs as a service named 'NitroPDFReaderDriverCreatorReadSpool3' (NitroReaderDriverReadSpool3) "Nitro Reader Driver Read Spool 3".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:845.33 KB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00007545%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:225
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Nitro Reader 3?

You can uninstall Nitro Reader 3 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 3, 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 3.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Nitro Reader 3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.30%
Windows 10 27.26%
Windows XP 4.91%
Windows Vista 4.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.12%
Windows 7 Professional 13.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.02%
Windows 8.1 7.23%
Windows 10 Home 6.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.86%
  Germany 15.99%
  Italy 5.81%
  United Kingdom 3.18%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Canada 2.06%
  France 2.02%
  India 1.47%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Australia 1.20%
  Spain 0.95%
  Austria 0.85%
  MA 0.83%
  Mexico 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.52%
Dell 22.24%
Acer 18.26%
ASUS 8.58%
Toshiba 4.62%
Medion 4.40%
Lenovo 4.14%
Samsung 3.43%
Intel 1.59%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.46%
ASUS All Series 3.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.37%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.14%

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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