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Should I remove Nuance PDF Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #943
United States Rank #1,109
Reach 0.7311%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.12 days
652.66 days >
Average installed length: 342.92 days


8.10.1302 4.76%
7.00.0000 12.65%
6.00.0046 0.28%
6.00.0044 0.06%
6.00.0043 0.23%
6.00.0041 81.34%
6.00.0039 0.54%
6.00.0030 0.15%

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Nuance PDF Reader

What is Nuance PDF Reader?  (from Nuance Communications)

Get ready to rethink your choice of free PDF reader. Nuance PDF Reader enables you to do much more than just view PDF files. You can convert PDF files to Word, Excel, and RTF via a hosted web service. Use annotation tools to highlight, cross-out, and underline text for more effective collaboration. Even fill out and sa...  Read more


Nuance PDF Reader is a program developed by Nuance Communications. The most used version is 6.00.0041, 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. 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 114 files and is usually about 46.64 MB (48,907,180 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 43% of users of Nuance PDF Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B480904D-F73F-4673-B034-8A5F492C9184}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 46.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nuance PDF Reader

  • pdfreaderid.dll - Nuance PDF Products
  • NuancePDFReader_English setup.exe - Nuance PDF Reader (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • NuancePDFReader_Dutch.exe - Nuance PDF Reader Setup Wrapper
  • NuancePDFReader_English.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_French.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_German.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_Italian.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_Japanese.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_Korean.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_SChinese.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_Spanish.exe
  • NuancePDFReader_TChinese.exe
  • DMSLinkManager.dll
  • iManInt.exe - iManage Integrator
  • imanrd.dll
  • imgpdf.dll
  • PDFReaderHBISImpl.dll
  • res_eng.dll
  • Setup.exe - Setup Warapper for Nuance PDF Reader
  • SpAXControl.dll
  • PDFReader.exe
  • pipeline.DLL - Pipeline
  • PipelineU.dll
  • Ereg.exe - SSEreg (Ereg)
  • EregRes_cht.dll - SSEregRes
  • EregRes_dut.dll
  • EregRes_eng.dll
  • EregRes_fre.dll
  • EregRes_ger.dll
  • EregRes_ita.dll
  • EregRes_jpn.dll
  • EregRes_spa.dll
  • p4dll.dll - P4 (P4 Palasik's PostScript & PDF Processor)
  • p4dll1.dll
  • EregRes_chs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PDFReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{602BB12E-5F4F-4185-BC25-D3D8EAB53872}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Ereg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Nuance PDF Reader-reminder.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Ereg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nuance PDF Reader-reminder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.ini".

How do I remove Nuance PDF Reader?

You can uninstall Nuance PDF Reader 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 Reader, 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 Reader.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.70%
Windows 10 11.99%
Windows Vista 1.71%
Windows XP 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.19%
Windows 10 Home 7.68%
Windows 7 Professional 4.40%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.39%
  France 8.02%
  Germany 6.15%
  Italy 5.00%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Australia 2.99%
  Canada 2.98%
  Netherlands 2.95%
  Sweden 2.11%
  Spain 2.09%
  Taiwan 1.65%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Norway 1.27%
  Poland 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 85.38%
Hewlett-Packard 5.06%
Dell 3.92%
MSI 2.03%
Acer 1.62%
Toshiba 0.66%
Lenovo 0.35%
Intel 0.21%
American Megatrends 0.16%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 10.00%
ASUSTeK K53SV 6.74%
ASUSTeK K53SD 4.82%
ASUSTeK K53U 4.29%
ASUSTeK K53SC 4.11%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 4.05%

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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