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Should I remove Nitro Reader 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,020
United States Rank #7,650
Reach 0.0421%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.96 days
264.45 days >
Average installed length: 138.95 days


VersionDistribution 70.00% 30.00%

Nitro Reader 5


Nitro Reader 5 is a program developed by Nitro. 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 software installer includes 75 files and is usually about 630.1 KB (645,219 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Nitro Reader 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: nitroreader.zendesk.com/forums
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nitro\Reader 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1DF310B2-0BE7-4CD7-8FCF-54B1ADB067D3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 630.1 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nitro Reader 5

  • FowpKbd64.dll (by FileOpen Systems) - FileOpen Client Security Plug-in Add-on KbdHook (FileOpen PrintScreen key hook)
  • bcgcbpro2300u120.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • npnitroie.dll - Nitro PDF plugin for Internet Explorer
  • BsSndRpt64.exe (by BugSplat) - BugSplat Crash Report Send Utility (Crash reporting Send Utility, BsSndRpt.exe)
  • BugSplatRc64.dll - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module for Nitro Reader)
  • BugSplat64.dll (by BugSplat) - BugSplat Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplat.DLL)
  • nitropdfactivex.ocx - Nitro PDF ActiveX Component
  • Nitro_KissMetrics.dll - NPKissMetrics - Plugin for Nitro Pro 10
  • npdf.dll - Nitro PDF Library
  • ImageTool10.dll (by VoyagerSoft) - SolidImageTool (Solid Image Tool)
  • NitroPDFReader.exe - Nitro Reader 5
  • dbCore.dll - Nitro Reader (DB Core)
  • Framework10.dll - framework
  • NitroPDFReaderDriver5x64.dll - Nitro Pro
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverService5x64.exe - Nitro PDF Spool Service
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverx64.exe
  • NitroPDFReaderSupportTools.exe - NitroPDFSupportTools
  • NitroPrinterInstallerx64.exe - Nitro Printer Installer
  • ocr.dll - OCR
  • PDFLibTool10.dll - PdfLibrary
  • SecurePdfSdk10.dll - Solid Secure PDF Library
  • SolidCore.dll - SolidCore
  • wxbase28u_x64_pro10.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_xml_x64_pro10.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_x64_pro10.dll
  • wxmsw28u_core_x64_pro10.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_x64_pro10.dll
  • wxmsw28u_xrc_x64_pro10.dll
  • NitroPDFPreviewHandler.dll - NitroPDF (Nitro PDF Preview Handler)
  • ConverterCore.dll
  • js64u.dll
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverSetup5x64.dll
  • NitroPDFThumbnailProvider.dll
  • NitroPlatform.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NitroPDFReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{32EDE5CF-4068-48F2-AA7B-0B3646D114A6}' (runs on registration).
  • NitroPDFReaderDriverService5x64.exe runs as a service named 'NitroPDFReaderDriverCreatorReadSpool5' (NitroReaderDriverReadSpool5) "Nitro Reader Driver Read Spool 5".

How do I remove Nitro Reader 5?

You can uninstall Nitro Reader 5 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 5, 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 5.

Win 10 81%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.96%
Windows 7 18.55%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.72%
Windows 10 Pro 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.42%
Windows 7 Professional 6.04%
Windows 8.1 2.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.80%
  Italy 13.30%
  Germany 11.78%
  Netherlands 4.65%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  France 2.85%
  Canada 1.42%
  Spain 1.42%
  Singapore 1.04%
  Austria 0.95%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Switzerland 0.76%
  Australia 0.47%
  South Africa 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.70%
Dell 17.80%
Acer 16.48%
ASUS 13.64%
Lenovo 9.09%
Medion 7.01%
Toshiba 4.17%
Intel 0.95%
Samsung 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.75%
HP HP Notebook 4.98%
Dell Inspiron 3650 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.92%


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