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Should I remove PDF Suite 2014?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,727
United States Rank #21,372
Reach 0.0072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.59 days
607.34 days >
Average installed length: 319.11 days


VersionDistribution 70.92% 28.37% 0.71%

PDF Suite 2014


PDF Suite 2014 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 25 files. 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 53% of users of PDF Suite 2014 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Interactive Brands Malta Limited
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Suite 2014\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5956AB6C-492D-4ECB-8D03-8C2B7E1F766F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Suite 2014

  • ContextMenuExt.dll - PDF Suite 2014 Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - PDF Suite 2014 Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - PDF Suite 2014 Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - PDF Suite 2014 Toolbar
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Suite 2014 Conversion Service)
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - PDF Suite Helper
  • AxPDFReader.dll - PDF Suite 2014
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll
  • EBook.dll
  • Graphics.dll
  • GuiFramework.dll
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Suite 2014 Helper Service)
  • HtmlGUI.dll
  • PDF Suite 2014.exe - PDF Suite 2014 Application
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Translator.dll
  • 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PDFSuite2014ManagerExt' with a class of {646F8767-7EAA-4149-90B7-BD5BE44C1C7D}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF Suite 2014 Helper' with the class of {E854CC03-3049-415A-AE82-77B7F2D43D4F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDF Suite 2014 Toolbar' with the class of {A0B8187A-4FC7-4973-907E-1A25BC8E91A5}.
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2014 Helper Service' (PDF Suite 2014 Helper Service) "Interactive Brands Inc.".
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2014 Service' (PDF Suite 2014 Service) "Interactive Brands Inc.".

How do I remove PDF Suite 2014?

You can uninstall PDF Suite 2014 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 2014, 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 2014.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF Suite 2014 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.77%
Windows 10 43.26%
Windows Vista 2.84%
Windows XP 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.04%
Windows 8.1 21.28%
Windows 7 Professional 10.64%
Windows 10 Home 9.22%
Windows 10 Pro 6.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.18%
  France 9.83%
  Canada 6.94%
  Australia 5.78%
  United Kingdom 5.20%
  Switzerland 2.31%
  South Africa 1.73%
  New Zealand 1.73%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Italy 1.73%
  Germany 1.16%
  Slovenia 0.58%
  MA 0.58%
  Brazil 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.23%
Dell 21.28%
Acer 12.77%
ASUS 8.51%
Toshiba 5.32%
Lenovo 3.19%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Sony 1.06%
Alienware 1.06%
Samsung 1.06%
Medion 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.73%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.82%
Acer Aspire E1-531 1.82%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.82%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.82%


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