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United States Rank #10,993
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 236.31 days


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PDF-XChange 2012 Pro

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

PDF-XChange PRO 2012 - The Worlds best general purpose PDF creation and manipulation Tool just got better! PDF-XChange PRO 2012 offers all the features of the PDF-XChange Standard 2012 version PDF writer and comes bundled with our flexible and extensive all purpose tool for PDF creation and modification - PDF-Tools. Co...  Read more


PDF-XChange 2012 Pro 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 PDFXCview.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 74.94 MB (78,585,379 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 29% of users of PDF-XChange 2012 Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

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: 74.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange 2012 Pro

Program executable:PDFXCview.exe
Name:PDF-XChange Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe
Additional files:
  • PXCPrevHost.exe - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Preview Host for PDF Preview Handler)
  • XCShInfo.dll - PDF-XChange Shell Extention
  • 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)
  • PrnInstaller.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver (PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver Installer)
  • HtmlToPDF.dll - HTML To PDF Converter
  • 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
  • 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
  • TrackerUpdate.exe - Tracker Update
  • PDFTools4.exe - PDF-Tools

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.
Scheduled Task
  • TrackerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TrackerAutoUpdate-Joachim' (runs monthly on Mondays at 08:45).

How do I remove PDF-XChange 2012 Pro?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF-XChange 2012 Pro you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.39%
Windows 10 37.96%
Windows XP 4.26%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.35%
Windows 8.1 6.98%
Windows 10 Pro 6.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.76%
  Germany 16.15%
  Italy 5.88%
  France 4.48%
  Canada 2.99%
  Czech Republic 2.24%
  Iran 2.24%
  Australia 1.96%
  United Kingdom 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  Austria 1.68%
  DZ 1.59%
  Finland 1.59%
  Taiwan 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.96%
Hewlett-Packard 19.12%
Acer 17.46%
ASUS 15.26%
Lenovo 5.51%
Toshiba 3.49%
Medion 3.13%
Samsung 2.57%
Intel 0.92%
Sony 0.92%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
MSI MS-7758 2.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.98%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 1.98%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.98%

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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