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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Average installed length: 228.56 days

PDF Printer for Windows 8

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PDF Printer for Windows 8 is a software program developed by Vivid Document Imaging Technologies. 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. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 5.11 MB (5,358,022 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 50% of users of PDF Printer for Windows 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.win8pdf.com
Help link: www.win8pdf.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Printer for Windows 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PDF Printer for Windows 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Printer for Windows 8

  • PDFA.dll - PDF Library for Windows 8 (PDF Library)
  • PDFPrinter.exe - PDF Printer for Windows 8 (PDF Print Driver for Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/NT 64-bit)
  • Win8PDFPrinting.exe - PDF Printer for Windows 7 (PDF Printer Printing Service Manager)
  • PDF.exe - PDF Printer
  • InstDrv.exe
  • InstDrv64.exe
  • PDFPort.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Win8PDFPrinting.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Printer Service for Windows 8' (Win8PDFPrinting) "Provides PDF creation and printing capabilities".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PDF.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Win8PDF' which loads as C:\Program Files\PDF Printer for Windows 8\PDF.exe.

How do I remove PDF Printer for Windows 8?

Quickly and completely remove PDF Printer for Windows 8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PDF Printer for Windows 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PDF Printer for Windows 8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Printer for Windows 8.

Win 10 86%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 86.21%
Windows 7 13.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 27.59%
Windows 10 Home 13.79%
Windows 8.1 13.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Windows 8 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Australia 6.25%
  Canada 6.25%
  BD 3.13%
  Brazil 3.13%
  Finland 3.13%
  France 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Jordan 3.13%
  MU 3.13%
  Mexico 3.13%
  Malaysia 3.13%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  Saudi Arabia 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Lenovo 23.08%
ASUS 15.38%
Toshiba 15.38%
Dell 11.54%
Samsung 3.85%
Acer 3.85%
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Publisher URL: www.win7pdf.com


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