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Should I remove PDF Writer Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,662
United States Rank #8,173
Reach 0.0450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.26 days
951.56 days >
Average installed length: 499.97 days

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PDF Writer Packages

What is PDF Writer Packages?

PDF Writer Packages uses the InstallCore Click run software which is an installer that bundles legitimate applications that may also offer additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but also include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process. Typical bundled installs include DealPly as well as other potentially unwanted programs.

About  (from installCore)

Some of the advertisements you see in the installer are delivered by third parties who collect information through cookies, ip address, web beacons, and other technologies about your online activities, in order to understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests.


The main program executable is uninstaller.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PDF Writer Packages.
uninstaller.exe (8c7fb9078a63b7e5e899e7a2dbb0db53) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen
Dr.Web Adware.InstallCore.90
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 Win32/InstallCore.AZ
F-Prot v6. W32/InstallCore.W.gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK-LNR/Heur!1.5594
Vba32 AntiVirus BScope.P2P-Worm.Palevo
PDF Writer Packages has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pdf writer packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PDF Writer Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="PDF Writer Packages" /AN="" /MBN="PDF Writer Packages"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF Writer Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Internet application
Internet application Setup
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\pdf writer packages\uninstaller.exe

How do I remove PDF Writer Packages?

You can uninstall PDF Writer Packages 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 Writer Packages, 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 Writer Packages.
  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) 60%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.07%
Windows 10 17.81%
Windows XP 8.79%
Windows Vista 7.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.01%
Windows 7 Professional 12.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.48%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.30%
  Brazil 9.95%
  India 8.25%
  Italy 7.39%
  France 4.55%
  Mexico 3.32%
  Spain 3.32%
  Poland 3.22%
  Turkey 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Germany 1.61%
  UA 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Russia 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.45%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 16.75%
ASUS 7.58%
Samsung 5.47%
Toshiba 5.11%
Lenovo 4.06%
Intel 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.14%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.14%

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AdwareBuster (Expert)over a year ago
Its made by ClickRunSoftware which is ironSource. Got it from the site unipdfconverter.com.