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Should I remove PDF Split and Merge?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,915
United States Rank #24,215
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 268.76 days
914.74 days >
Average installed length: 480.63 days


2.2.1 100.00%

PDF Split and Merge version 2.2.1

What is PDF Split and Merge?  (from Download Freely)

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PDF Split and Merge version 2.2.1 is a program developed by Download Freely. 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 pdfsam-starter.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 36 MB (37,745,235 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 99% of users of PDF Split and Merge come from the United States, it is also popular in India.
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
PDF Split and Merge has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.downloadfreely.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Split and Merge\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PDF Split and Merge\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Split and Merge version 2.2.1

Program executable:pdfsam-starter.exe
Name:PDF Split And Merge basic
Path:C:\Program Files\PDF Split and Merge\pdfsam-starter.exe
Additional files:
  • jre-7u5-windows-i586.exe (by Oracle) - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U5 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • uninstall.exe (by Andrea Vacondio) - pdfsam
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pdfsam-starter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00F905AB-C3D1-4011-8C4D-9112FB9AD329}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PDF Split and Merge?

You can uninstall PDF Split and Merge 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 Split and Merge version 2.2.1, 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 Split and Merge.
  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) 51%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.66%
Windows 10 26.83%
Windows Vista 17.07%
Windows XP 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.07%
Windows 8.1 17.07%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.88%
Windows 10 Home 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.59%
  India 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Dell 30.77%
Acer 10.26%
Toshiba 10.26%
ASUS 5.13%
Gateway 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 5.41%
Dell Vostro 420 Series 2.70%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.70%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.70%
Dell Inspiron One 2320 2.70%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 2.70%


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