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What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,441
United States Rank #22,871
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.26 days
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Average installed length: 298.61 days


VersionDistribution 3.25% 96.75%

PDF Suite 2013

What is PDF Suite 2013?  (from Interactive Brands)

DF Suite allows you to read, create, convert, edit, review & secure PDFs. We don’t believe in a steep learning curve or in overpriced PDF applications. With PDF Suite’s intuitive interface, you’ll start managing electronic documents within minutes.


PDF Suite 2013 is a program developed by Interactive Brands. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is PDF Suite 2013.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 62.23 MB (65,248,505 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 51% of users of PDF Suite 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Interactive Brands Malta Limited
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Suite 2013\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D6D4646B-BDBA-4EBC-BFDD-8F880F8B6A03}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Suite 2013

Program executable:PDF Suite 2013.exe
Name:PDF Suite 2013
PDF Suite 2013 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\PDF Suite 2013\PDF Suite 2013.exe
Additional files:
  • ContextMenuExt.dll - PDF Suite 2013 Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - PDF Suite 2013 Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - PDF Suite 2013 Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • AxPDFReader.dll - PDF Suite 2013 ActiveX
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - PDF Suite 2013 Toolbar
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Suite 2013 Conversion Service)
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - PDF Suite Helper
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll - PDF Suite 2013 (PDF Suite 2013 Conversion Service Proxy Module)
  • Graphics.dll
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Suite 2013 Helper Service)
  • PDF Suite 2013.exe - PDF Suite 2013 Application
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Translator.dll - PDF Suite 2013 Translator Module
  • TwainWrapper.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • FdfTk.dll (by Adobe Systems) - FdfTk (FDF Toolkit)
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • GdiPlus.dll - Microsoft GDI+

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PDFManagerExt' with a class of {2F5B548F-C022-4685-8B6D-7212A2353B69}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF Suite 2013 Helper' with the class of {E480F4D1-BE6B-468E-B140-2B2DA5773F4F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDF Suite 2013 Toolbar' with the class of {63A03534-3C7A-4F5C-9BCB-AB671AA84B22}.
Scheduled Task
  • PDF Suite 2013.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{89F9EFAD-299D-41C6-98C4-7B77CFC8E983}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2013 Helper Service' (PDF Suite 2013 Helper Service).
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2013 Service' (PDF Suite 2013 Service).

How do I remove PDF Suite 2013?

You can uninstall PDF Suite 2013 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 2013, 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 2013.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF Suite 2013 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.10%
Windows 10 26.83%
Windows Vista 12.20%
Windows XP 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Windows 8.1 8.13%
Windows 10 Home 8.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.97%
  France 10.32%
  Canada 7.10%
  United Kingdom 7.10%
  Australia 5.16%
  Italy 4.52%
  Germany 3.23%
  Belgium 1.29%
  Switzerland 1.29%
  New Zealand 1.29%
  United Arab Emirates 1.29%
  UG 0.65%
  Chile 0.65%
  Brazil 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.75%
Dell 22.50%
Acer 15.00%
ASUS 8.75%
Toshiba 8.75%
Samsung 6.25%
Gateway 3.75%
Intel 2.50%
Compaq 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.67%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.74%
ASUSTeK X55A 1.87%
Dell Inspiron N7010 1.87%
ECS G31T-M 1.87%
Gigabyte H55M-D2H 1.87%


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