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Should I remove PDF Creator Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,874
United States Rank #7,702
Reach 0.0798%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.38 days
807.78 days >
Average installed length: 424.43 days

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PDF Creator Packages

What is PDF Creator Packages?

PDF Creator Packages uses the InstallCore Click run software which is an installer that bundles legitimate applications that may also offer additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but also include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process. Typical bundled installs include DealPly as well as other potentially unwanted programs.

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Some of the advertisements you see in the installer are delivered by third parties who collect information through cookies, ip address, web beacons, and other technologies about your online activities, in order to understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests.


The primary executable is named uninstaller.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PDF Creator Packages.
uninstaller.exe (b6160d3b8722e02efcbd258d17269f37) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen
Baidu-International InstallCore.Win32.AZ potentially unwanted
ESET-NOD32 8.9132 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AZ
F-Prot v6. W32/InstallCore.W.gen
K7 AntiVirus 13.174.10410 Unwanted-Program
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK-LNR/Heur!1.5594
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH08IA13
PDF Creator Packages has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pdf creator packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PDF Creator Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="PDF Creator Packages" /AN="" /MBN="PDF Creator Packages"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Creator Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pdf creator packages\uninstaller.exe
Additional files:

How do I remove PDF Creator Packages?

You can uninstall PDF Creator Packages 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 Creator Packages, 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 Creator Packages.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.91%
Windows 10 14.89%
Windows XP 7.70%
Windows Vista 7.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.65%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.08%
  Brazil 9.93%
  Italy 8.12%
  France 7.11%
  Germany 5.92%
  Russia 5.64%
  Turkey 5.58%
  Belgium 2.71%
  Poland 2.65%
  Netherlands 2.43%
  United Kingdom 2.37%
  Spain 1.86%
  Japan 1.80%
  India 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.59%
Acer 20.69%
Dell 17.13%
ASUS 11.35%
Samsung 7.34%
Toshiba 4.67%
Lenovo 2.67%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Medion 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.34%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.78%


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