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10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,983
United States Rank #8,651
Reach 0.0272%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.20 days
419.00 days >
Average installed length: 220.15 days


8.20.6418 6.70%
8.20.3418 0.56%
8.10.6293 73.37%
8.10.3293 8.94%
8.00.6224 8.94%
8.00.3224 1.49%

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Nuance PDF Create 8

What is Nuance PDF Create 8?  (from Nuance Communications)

PDF Create is the smart choice for creating 100% industry-standard PDF files from any PC application, making it easier than ever to share and archive documents using the PDF format. It turns files into secure PDFs — up to three times faster than other PDF software — with results that are universally viewable from virtu...  Read more


Nuance PDF Create 8 is a software program developed by Nuance Communications. The most common release is 8.10.6293, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named PdfCreate8Hook.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 788.85 KB (807,781 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of Nuance PDF Create 8 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 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DDEB48E1-80E4-4FB8-B363-B1FC6358EBC4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 788.85 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Nuance PDF Create 8

Program executable:PdfCreate8Hook.exe
Name:Nuance PDF Products
Path:C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Create 8\PdfCreate8Hook.exe
Additional files:
  • AppDomainLoader.dll - Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK (XPSFACTORYWRAPPER.DLL)
  • Asian.dll
  • 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
  • IF_PNG.dll - IF_PNG Dynamic Link Library
  • KernelAPI.dll
  • LecsoMgr.dll
  • LecsoX.OXML.Converters.PresentationML.dll - LecsoX.OXML.Converters.PresentationML
  • LecsoX.OXML.Converters.SpreadSheetML.dll - LecsoX.OXML.Converters.SpreadSheetML
  • LecsoX.OXML.Converters.WordProcessingML.dll - LecsoX.OXML.Converters.WordProcessingML
  • LFRModIfc.dll
  • LOGMAN.dll
  • Mor.dll
  • MorIF.dll
  • mrcr3_1s.dll - Mixed Raster Content Reader
  • pccext.dll
  • pdfachk.dll
  • pdread.dll
  • cnvpropsheets.dll - Nuance PDF Products
  • cnvres_eng.dll
  • cnvres_fre.dll
  • cnvres_ger.dll
  • cnvres64_eng.dll
  • cnvres64_fre.dll
  • cnvres64_ger.dll
  • cnvsts.dll
  • iManInt.exe
  • imgpdf.dll
  • imgpdf64.dll
  • PDFCOffice2007Addin.dll
  • PDFCOffice2007Addin_x64.dll
  • PdfCreate8Hook.exe
  • PDFEngine.dll
  • PDLight.dll
  • cpres.dll - Copy Protection (CP (All languages) resource dll)
  • p4dll1.dll - P4 (P4 Palasik's PostScript & PDF Processor)
  • p4dll2.dll
  • LMQuery.dll (by Tsinghua/Wintone and Nuance Communications) - Asian OCR for Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK (Language Model of Asian OCR)
  • kdu_v43R.dll (by The University of New South Wales) - Kakadu Software Tools for JPEG2000 (kdu_v40 -- Kakadu core DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PdfCreate8Hook.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDFCreHook' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Create 8\pdfcreate8hook.exe".

How do I remove Nuance PDF Create 8?

You can uninstall Nuance PDF Create 8 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 8, 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 8.

Win 10 55%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.75%
Windows 7 43.39%
Windows XP 1.12%
Windows Vista 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.10%
Windows 10 Pro 13.62%
Windows 10 Home 11.38%
Windows 8.1 10.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.75%
  Germany 13.75%
  France 4.44%
  Canada 3.47%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  Australia 2.92%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Netherlands 0.97%
  Switzerland 0.83%
  Austria 0.83%
  Brazil 0.42%
  New Zealand 0.42%
  Sweden 0.28%
  India 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.41%
Hewlett-Packard 29.31%
Acer 8.97%
ASUS 7.93%
Medion 4.14%
Toshiba 3.10%
Lenovo 2.76%
Sony 1.72%
Intel 1.03%
Alienware 0.69%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.22%
Dell XPS 8500 4.30%
Dell XPS 8700 3.76%
Dell XPS 8300 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.69%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.15%

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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