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Should I remove PDF Reader Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,619
United States Rank #7,422
Reach 0.0667%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.21 days
920.58 days >
Average installed length: 483.69 days

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PDF Reader Packages

What is PDF Reader Packages?

PDF Reader 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.

About  (from installCore)

The downloader manages the entire download process of your software from start to finish. If any offers are accepted, the download manager will include a bundle uninstaller (named "[downloadname] Packages") that will help uninstall all the offers that were included with the download as a group instead of individually. ...  Read more


The main program executable is uninstaller.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PDF Reader Packages.
uninstaller.exe (171a88a7d490d1cd9f5a1401f8bc3415) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.peo
Comodo Security 17038 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.Packed.194
ESET-NOD32 8.8869 a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AZ
F-Prot v6. W32/InstallCore.W2.gen
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.14BE36BF
VIPRE Antivirus 22042 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
PDF Reader 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 reader packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PDF Reader Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="PDF Reader Packages" /AN="" /MBN="PDF Reader Packages"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Reader Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Internet
Application Internet Setup
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pdf reader packages\uninstaller.exe

How do I remove PDF Reader Packages?

You can uninstall PDF Reader 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 Reader 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 Reader 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) 62%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.69%
Windows 10 12.07%
Windows XP 10.33%
Windows Vista 6.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.25%
Windows 7 Professional 10.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.16%
  Brazil 9.46%
  Italy 6.98%
  India 6.78%
  Russia 5.28%
  Germany 4.83%
  France 4.70%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  Turkey 2.87%
  Spain 2.28%
  Poland 2.09%
  Mexico 1.57%
  Argentina 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.89%
Acer 19.90%
Dell 18.80%
ASUS 9.71%
Toshiba 5.41%
Samsung 5.04%
Lenovo 4.18%
Intel 2.33%
American Megatrends 2.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.55%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.37%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.07%


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