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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,952
United States Rank #8,599
Reach 0.0618%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.88 days
438.90 days >
Average installed length: 230.61 days


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PDF-XChange 2012

What is PDF-XChange 2012?  (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

PDF-XChange Standard 2012, is our best selling solution for the creation of Adobe compatible PDF files from virtually any Windows software such as MS Word, Excel, AutoCAD, MS Publisher etc, the list is endless. PDF-XChange Standard acts as a virtual printer, but instead of the output going to paper in the conventional ...  Read more


PDF-XChange 2012 is a program developed by Tracker Software Products Ltd. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). The main program executable is OFFice2PDF5.exe. The software installer includes 111 files and is usually about 72.43 MB (75,952,272 bytes). LiveUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of PDF-XChange 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tracker-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 72.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange 2012

Program executable:OFFice2PDF5.exe
Name:PDF-XChange 2012
Batch converter for Office documents to PDF format
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange 5\OFFice2PDF5.exe
Additional files:
  • pdfxctrl.dll - Tracker Software Products pdfxctrl.PdfPrinterPreferences ActiveX (PDF Printer Preferences ActiveX)
  • pdfSaver3.exe - PDF-XChange 3.0: pdfSaver by Tracker Software Products Ltd. (pdfSaver for PDF-XChange 3.0)
  • pxclib30.dll - Tracker Software Products PDF-XChange Library (PDF-XChange Library)
  • PXCPrevHost.exe - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Preview Host for PDF Preview Handler)
  • XCShInfo.dll - PDF-XChange Shell Extention
  • pdfstr35.dll - Tracker Software Products PDFxcPro Library (PDF Pro structure library)
  • xcpro35.dll - PDF Pro Library
  • xcscan30.dll - Scaninng support
  • netlib30.dll - Tracker Software Products Network Library (Net Library)
  • xccdx30.dll - Tracker Software Products Codecs Library (Codec Library)
  • pxc30com.dll - PDF-XChange 3.0 COM+ Control Object
  • PXCOutlookAddin.dll - PDF-XChange 5.0 Outlook Addin
  • PXCOutlookAddin_x64.dll
  • PXCOutlookAddinLH.dll
  • PXCOutlookAddinLH_x64.dll
  • DrvUI5.dll - PDF-XChange Printer 2012 (PDF-XChange Printer 2012 DriversUI)
  • pdfSaver5.exe - pdfSaver for PDF-XChange Printer 2012
  • PXC50f.dll - PDF-XChange Printer 2012 Driver
  • PXC50pm.dll - PDF-XChange 2012 Port Monitor
  • PXC50uif.dll
  • LiveUpdate.exe - PDF-XChange Live Update (Live Update PDF-XChange Products)
  • drvui40.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver (PDF-XChange 4.0 DriversUI)
  • PrnInstaller.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver Installer
  • HtmlToPDF.dll - HTML To PDF Converter
  • drvui30.dll - PDF-XChange Driver (PDF-XChange DriversUI)
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor (PDF-XChange Editor IE-Plugin)
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer Netscape Gecko Plugin)
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Netscape Gecko Plugin
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll
  • PDFXCview.exe
  • PDFXCviewAx.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer Control
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin
  • PDFXEdit.exe
  • PDFXEditCore.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Core API
  • PDFXEditCore.x86.dll
  • dscrt30.dll - Run-Time Library (Tracker Run-Time Library)
  • HtmlToPdfApp5.exe - PDF-XChange 2012 (HTML To PDF Converter helper application (2012))
  • Office2PDF5.exe - Batch converter for Office documents to PDF format
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll - HTML to PDF Converter IE plugin (2012)
  • PXCOfficeAddin5.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 2012
  • PXCOfficeAddin5x64.dll
  • PXCOutlookAddinH.exe
  • PXCOutlookAddinH_x64.exe
  • pdfSaver4.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 (pdfSaver for PDF-XChange 4.0)
  • TrackerUpdate.exe - Tracker Update
  • fm30base.dll - Image-XChange (fmt_base)
  • fm30tiff.dll - Fmt_Tiff
  • ixclib30.dll - Image-XChange Core
  • OFFice2PDF.exe - PDF-XChange
  • PXCOfficeAddin4.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 4.0
  • PDFTools4.exe - PDF-Tools
  • xcloc30.dll - XChange (Localization Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll'.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll'.
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin' with the class of {C5D07EB6-BBCE-4DAE-ACBB-D13A8D28CB1F}.
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDFXChange 2012' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD3A} (PXCIEaddin5).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PXCIEaddin5.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFXChange 2012' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD3A} (PXCIEaddin5).
3 Mozilla Plugins
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF-XChange Editor Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tracker-software.com/PDF-XChange Editor Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x64.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDF-XChange Editor Plugin' with a plugin key of '@tracker-software.com/PDF-XChange Editor Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@tracker-software.com/PDF-XChange Viewer Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' with a plugin key of '@tracker-software.com/PDF-XChange Viewer Plugin,version=1.0,application/pdf' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • TrackerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TrackerAutoUpdate-MBroda' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 15:51).
  • PDFXCview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3244BAC-81DD-4995-95C2-5E8EB3174D5C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PDF-XChange 2012?

You can uninstall PDF-XChange 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-XChange 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-XChange 2012.

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Google Chrome

Win 10 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.39%
Windows 7 45.96%
Windows Vista 2.53%
Windows XP 2.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.91%
Windows 7 Professional 14.37%
Windows 10 Home 13.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.83%
Windows 8.1 9.25%
Windows 10 Pro 7.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.84%
  France 18.59%
  Germany 7.75%
  Italy 3.01%
  Canada 2.71%
  United Kingdom 2.63%
  Netherlands 2.18%
  Mexico 1.96%
  Finland 1.96%
  Belgium 1.81%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Australia 1.20%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Switzerland 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.23%
Dell 22.15%
ASUS 15.03%
Acer 14.63%
Toshiba 7.38%
Lenovo 4.83%
Samsung 2.42%
MSI 1.34%
Sony 0.81%
Alienware 0.67%
Apple 0.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.52%
ASUSTeK K55A 5.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.89%

About (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

Incorporated in 1997 in the UK to develop Imaging and PDF format related software, Tracker Software Products has offices in Canada and the UK, with additional development offices in the USA and Ukraine.
Publisher URL: www.tracker-software.com


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