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Should I remove PDF Complete Corporate Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,932
United States Rank #1,733
Reach 0.3426%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.67 days
432.68 days >
Average installed length: 227.34 days


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PDF Complete Corporate Edition

What is PDF Complete Corporate Edition?  (from PDF Complete, Inc)

Available to you in an affordable and easy to use software package, Corporate Edition consists of the basic PDF tools you need to create and view your PDF documents. Create PDF documents from Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point and publisher with a one-click button. OCR Scan paper documents and automatically recognize t...  Read more


PDF Complete Corporate Edition is a program developed by PDF Complete, Inc. The most used version is 4.1.50, 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. 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 pdfvista.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 102.75 MB (107,736,819 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 53% of users of PDF Complete Corporate Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pdfcomplete.com/cms/Products/CorporateEdition4.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 102.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Complete Corporate Edition

Program executable:pdfvista.exe
Name:PDF Complete
Path:C:\Program Files\pdf complete\pdfvista.exe
Additional files:
  • officepdf.dll - PDF Complete (PDF Office Module)
  • pdfc.ocx
  • pdfcie.dll
  • pdfcstd.exe - PDF Converter
  • pdfcui.exe
  • pdfcvlib.dll - PDF Vista Library
  • pdfiutil.exe - Utilities
  • pdflnk.exe - Setup Application
  • pdfpop.exe - Tools
  • pdfprocess.exe - Process Documents
  • pdfsty.exe - Sentry for PDF
  • pdfsvc.exe - Dispatcher
  • pdfupd.exe - PDF Updater
  • uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application
  • pdfnetc.dll (by PDFTron Systems) - PDFNet SDK for C/C++/JAVA (PDFNet Dynamic Link Library for C/C++/JAVA)
  • puma.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pdfvista.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FCFFA0F8-F1CE-427C-95E7-F5321C6841E4}' (runs on registration).
  • pdfsvc.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Document Manager' (pdfcDispatcher) "Manages the PDF document production process. A primary task is to enable the routing of documents from the print spooler to the user. If this service is stopped, PDF documents will be unavailable.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pdfsty.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDF Complete' which loads as C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000730553%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004462%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002844%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:46,417
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PDF Complete Corporate Edition?

You can uninstall PDF Complete Corporate Edition 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 PDF Complete Corporate Edition, 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 PDF Complete Corporate Edition.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.99%
Windows 10 25.65%
Windows XP 0.28%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 55.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.40%
Windows 10 Pro 6.16%
Windows 8 4.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.66%
Windows 10 Home 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.59%
  France 4.16%
  United Kingdom 3.79%
  Germany 3.60%
  Italy 2.45%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Czech Republic 1.68%
  Norway 1.66%
  Sweden 1.63%
  Canada 1.55%
  Australia 1.46%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Switzerland 1.09%
  Mexico 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.37%
Dell 0.46%
Acer 0.09%
ASUS 0.08%
Common models
HP ProBook 4540s 14.76%
HP ProBook 450 G1 6.37%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 3.32%
HP ProBook 650 G1 2.93%
HP ProBook 6570b 2.78%
HP Pro3500 Series 2.50%

About (from PDF Complete, Inc)

PDF Complete is a software and technology solutions company with a legacy of successful desktop and retail products.
Publisher URL: www.pdfcomplete.com


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