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Should I remove PDF Suite 2015?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,656
United States Rank #15,030
Reach 0.0102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.25 days
5.72 days >
Average installed length: 3.01 days


VersionDistribution 60.89% 38.61%

PDF Suite 2015


PDF Suite 2015 is a software program developed by Interactive Brands Malta Limited. 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 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of PDF Suite 2015 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PDF Suite 2015\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6C296082-AD1D-49E3-BDFD-C53219121297}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Suite 2015

  • ContextMenuExt.dll - PDF Suite 2015 Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - PDF Suite 2015 Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - PDF Suite 2015 Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - PDF Suite 2015 Toolbar
  • 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/)
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Suite 2015 Conversion Service)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - PDF Suite Helper
  • AxPDFReader.dll - PDF Suite 2015
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll
  • EBook.dll
  • Graphics.dll
  • GuiFramework.dll
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Suite 2015 Helper Service)
  • HtmlGUI.dll
  • PDF Suite 2015.exe - PDF Suite 2015 Application
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Translator.dll
  • TwainWrapper.dll
  • FdfTk.dll (by Adobe Systems) - FdfTk (FDF Toolkit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PDFSuite2015ManagerExt' with a class of {A307AA6C-FEFC-499B-9BCF-7860C84CFC9B}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF Suite 2015 Helper' with the class of {990FB160-376C-4AA7-BC28-D5CF1B4DA8B9}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDF Suite 2015 Toolbar' with the class of {267E0B0F-6EC6-4E97-AEA4-5D96B8B22957}.
Scheduled Task
  • PDFServerEngine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBA37ABD-EA68-4431-96EC-F6AB5768946C}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2015 Helper Service' (PDF Suite 2015 Helper Service) "Interactive Brands Inc.".
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'PDF Suite 2015 Service' (PDF Suite 2015 Service) "Interactive Brands Inc.".

How do I remove PDF Suite 2015?

You can uninstall PDF Suite 2015 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 2015, 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 2015.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF Suite 2015 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 67%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.82%
Windows 7 27.72%
Windows Vista 3.96%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 38.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.41%
Windows 8.1 12.44%
Windows 10 Pro 11.44%
Windows 7 Professional 4.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.67%
  France 6.34%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  Australia 4.85%
  Germany 4.10%
  Italy 2.61%
  Canada 2.24%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Switzerland 1.12%
  South Africa 0.75%
  UA 0.75%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Greece 0.75%
  NG 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.67%
Dell 20.47%
Acer 10.24%
Toshiba 8.66%
ASUS 6.30%
Lenovo 3.94%
Samsung 3.15%
Medion 1.57%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.48%
Acer Aspire V5-122 2.48%
Dell XPS 8700 1.65%


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