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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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United States Rank #13,650
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5.20.6433 0.28%
5.20.6400 61.67%
5.20.3233 0.28%
5.20.3200 25.28%
5.01.6400 4.17%
5.01.3200 0.56%
5.00.6400 3.89%
5.00.3200 3.89%

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Nuance PDF Create! 5

What is Nuance PDF Create! 5?  (from Nuance Communications)

Create PDF files from all of your documents with just a click of the mouse, thanks to PDF Create. Now it's easier than ever to share information or archive important files using the PDF format. Create documents up to 3 times faster than with other PDF applications, with results that are universally viewable from virtua...  Read more


Nuance PDF Create! 5 is a program developed by Nuance Communications. The most used version is 5.20.6400, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 90.91 MB (95,321,151 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 48% of users of Nuance PDF Create! 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com
Help link: support.nuance.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Create 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CFF1444A-30A3-4CEC-89F3-18D2F65590F4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 90.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nuance PDF Create! 5

  • ICDLLW32.DLL - ScanSoft OmniPage Capture SDK
  • AppDomainLoader.dll - Nuance PDF Products (XPSFactoryWrapper.dll)
  • cnvres_eng.dll - PDF Converter Resource Dynamic Link Library
  • cnvres_fre.dll
  • cnvres_ger.dll
  • cnvres_ita.dll
  • cnvres_spa.dll
  • cnvres64_eng.dll
  • cnvres64_fre.dll
  • cnvres64_ger.dll
  • cnvres64_spa.dll
  • cnvsts.dll - PDF Converter settings
  • CRX.dll
  • Defaults.dll
  • DocXManagedWrapper.dll - DocX Converter Managed Wrapper
  • ExcelXManagedWrapper.dll - XlsX Converter Managed Wrapper
  • FireWrx.dll
  • FmxLFR.dll
  • FmxOcrA.dll
  • FmxVirt.dll
  • Formatter.dll
  • imgpdf.dll
  • KernelAPI.dll
  • LecsoMgr.dll
  • LFRModIfc.dll
  • LOGMAN.dll
  • Mor.dll
  • MorIF.dll
  • MorPF.dll
  • pccext.dll
  • PdfCreate5Hook.exe - PdfCreateHook Application
  • PDFEngine.dll - PDF Converter Engine Interface
  • PDLight.dll - PDF Utility Dynamic Link Library
  • pdread.dll
  • PPTXManagedWrapper.dll - PPTX Converter Managed Wrapper
  • PreRendering.dll
  • RecDiag.dll
  • RegistryController.exe - PDF Converter Registry Controller
  • mrcr3_1s.dll - ScanSoft OmniPage (Mixed Raster Content Reader)
  • RecApiPlus.dll
  • cpres.dll - Copy Protection (CP (All languages) resource dll)
  • p4dll.dll - P4 (P4 Palasik's PostScript & PDF Processor)
  • LecsoX.OXML.Converters.PresentationML.dll - LecsoX.OXML.Converters.PresentationML
  • kdu_v43R.dll (by The University of New South Wales) - Kakadu Software Tools for JPEG2000 (kdu_v40 -- Kakadu core DLL)
  • IF_PNG.dll - IF_PNG Dynamic Link Library
  • LecsoX.OXML.Converters.SpreadSheetML.dll - OmniPage (LecsoX.OXML.Converters.SpreadSheetML)
  • LecsoX.OXML.Converters.WordProcessingML.dll - LecsoX.OXML.Converters.WordProcessingML
  • amplm.dll
  • cnvpropsheets.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PdfCreate5Hook.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDFHook' which loads as C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Create 5\pdfcreate5hook.exe.
  • RegistryController.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDF5 Registry Controller' which loads as C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Create 5\RegistryController.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018911002%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00174547%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014563%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:115,111
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:10 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Nuance PDF Create! 5?

You can uninstall Nuance PDF Create! 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 Nuance PDF Create! 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 Nuance PDF Create! 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.22%
Windows 10 18.61%
Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista 5.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.08%
Windows 7 Professional 20.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.01%
Windows 10 Home 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.06%
  Germany 19.82%
  France 8.20%
  Italy 2.51%
  Australia 2.05%
  Austria 2.05%
  Canada 2.05%
  United Kingdom 2.05%
  Spain 1.82%
  Brazil 1.37%
  Belgium 1.14%
  Switzerland 0.91%
  DZ 0.68%
  Netherlands 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.75%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Acer 11.62%
ASUS 6.06%
Medion 6.06%
Toshiba 5.05%
Intel 4.04%
Lenovo 2.53%
Samsung 2.02%
American Megatrends 1.01%
NEC 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.48%
Dell Inspiron 580 3.73%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 546 2.99%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.99%

About Nuance Communications

Nuance provides speech and imaging applications for businesses and consumers whose products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steering systems, automated telephone directory services, medical transcription software & systems, optical character recognition software, and desktop imaging software.
Publisher URL: www.nuance.com


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