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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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United States Rank #18,304
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VersionDistribution 3.87% 11.61% 76.13% 8.39%

PDF Suite 2012


PDF Suite 2012 is a software program developed by Interactive Brands. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named PDF Suite 2012.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 76.79 MB (80,523,529 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 59% of users of PDF Suite 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Suite 2012\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A0B5AEAE-A927-494C-892A-E726B6311484}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 76.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Suite 2012

Program executable:PDF Suite 2012.exe
Name:PDF Suite 2012
PDF Suite 2012 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\PDF Suite 2012\PDF Suite 2012.exe
Additional files:
  • TwainWrapper.dll - TwainWrapper Dynamic Link Library
  • ContextMenuExt.dll - PDF Suite 2012 Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - PDF Suite 2012 Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - PDF Suite 2012 Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • AxPDFReader.dll - PDF Suite 2012 ActiveX
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - PDF Suite 2012 Toolbar
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Conversion Service)
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - PDF Suite Helper
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll - PDF Suite 2012 (PDF Suite 2012 Conversion Service Proxy Module)
  • Graphics.dll
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Helper Service)
  • PDF Suite 2012.exe - PDF Suite 2012 Application
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Translator.dll - PDF Suite 2012 Translator Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PDFManagerExt' with a class of {a804ff33-2dc2-47b9-ac0a-1b29029d3df5}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF Suite 2012 Helper' with the class of {a938761b-202b-4828-87e4-f21fec37d02d}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDF Suite 2012 Toolbar' with the class of {11aa5c56-b4e2-4b8f-803a-d340415532f3}.
Scheduled Task
  • PDF Suite 2012.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B70DD64-BA0C-47A8-A1CE-51B0BC8D3990}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2012 Helper Service' (PDF Suite 2012 Helper Service).
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2012 Service' (PDF Suite 2012 Service).

How do I remove PDF Suite 2012?

You can uninstall PDF Suite 2012 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 Suite 2012, 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 Suite 2012.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF Suite 2012 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.03%
Windows 10 18.06%
Windows XP 8.39%
Windows Vista 4.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.10%
Windows 7 Professional 11.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.39%
Windows 10 Home 8.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.65%
  Canada 6.73%
  United Kingdom 5.77%
  Italy 4.81%
  France 4.33%
  DK 2.88%
  Norway 1.44%
  Switzerland 1.44%
  Australia 1.44%
  Spain 1.44%
  Germany 1.44%
  Ireland 1.44%
  South Africa 0.96%
  Belgium 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.31%
Dell 27.27%
ASUS 9.09%
Acer 8.08%
Toshiba 7.07%
Lenovo 5.05%
Intel 4.04%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Sony 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.83%
Dell Studio 540 1.83%
Gigabyte H55M-D2H 1.83%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.83%


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