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Should I remove PDF Complete Office Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,108
United States Rank #15,656
Reach 0.0064%


4.2.35 4.76%
4.2.30 3.17%
4.2.22 0.79%
4.2.2 7.14%
4.2.13 0.79%
4.1.54 43.65%
4.1.46 31.75%
4.1.40 1.59%
4.1.35 2.38%
4.1.23 0.79%
3.5.308 2.38%

PDF Complete Office Edition


PDF Complete Office Edition is a software program developed by PDF Complete, Inc. The most common release is 4.1.54, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named pdfvista.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 31.35 MB (32,877,507 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 83% of users of PDF Complete Office Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pdfcomplete.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 31.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Complete Office 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pdfvista.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0352670F-E1F4-4A75-B55E-EB1F8A3ACEA8}' (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.

How do I remove PDF Complete Office Edition?

You can uninstall PDF Complete Office 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 Office 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 Office Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 29%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.63%
Windows 10 29.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.68%
Windows 7 Professional 29.37%
Windows 10 Pro 11.90%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.83%
  Canada 3.03%
  Australia 2.53%
  France 2.02%
  United Kingdom 2.02%
  Germany 1.52%
  Norway 1.01%
  Switzerland 1.01%
  South Africa 0.51%
  Qatar 0.51%
  Belgium 0.51%
  Sweden 0.51%
  El Salvador 0.51%
  Spain 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 92.66%
Dell 1.83%
Toshiba 1.83%
Alienware 0.92%
ASUS 0.92%
Sony 0.92%
Acer 0.92%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 2.68%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1241 2.68%
HP Pro3500 Series 2.68%
HP EliteBook 8760w 2.68%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1204 1.79%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1160t 1.79%

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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