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Should I remove PDF-XChange 4 Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,367
United States Rank #15,681
Reach 0.0398%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.60 days
825.81 days >
Average installed length: 433.90 days


VersionDistribution 1.53% 0.25% 0.13% 0.13% 0.13% 0.38% 0.13% 2.55% 6.88% 4.71% 5.61% 39.62% 7.01% 1.66% 1.91% 1.40% 2.55% 6.62% 1.40% 0.38% 1.40% 0.25% 1.02% 0.13% 0.13% 1.15% 0.13% 0.13% 0.89% 0.51% 0.25% 0.38% 0.13% 0.51% 0.13% 0.76% 0.25% 0.38% 0.76% 0.25% 1.78% 0.13% 0.38% 0.25% 1.27% 0.13% 0.25% 0.25% 0.13% 0.38% 0.25%
53 versions

PDF-XChange 4 Pro

What is PDF-XChange 4 Pro?  (from Tracker Software Products Ltd)

PDF-XChange Version is an Adobe compatible, PDF file creation software. PDF-XChange offers an efficient compression and optimisation for PDF file generation. Create PDF files with ease from any Windows software application or if you're a Software Developer and would like information relating to the PDF-XChange SDK vers...  Read more


PDF-XChange 4 Pro is a software program developed by Tracker Software Products Ltd. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named PDFXCview.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 75.2 MB (78,847,745 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 20% of users of PDF-XChange 4 Pro 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 4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 75.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange 4 Pro

Program executable:PDFXCview.exe
Name:PDF-XChange Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe
Additional files:
  • PrnInstaller.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver (PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver Installer)
  • PXCPrevHost.exe - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Preview Host for PDF Preview Handler)
  • XCShInfo.dll - PDF-XChange Shell Extention
  • PXC40pm.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 Port Monitor (PDF-XChange Port Monitor)
  • LiveUpdate.exe - PDF-XChange Live Update (Live Update PDF-XChange Products)
  • drvui40.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 DriversUI
  • HtmlToPDF.dll - HTML To PDF Converter
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll - HTML to PDF Converter (HTML to PDF Converter IE plugin)
  • HtmlToPdfApp.exe - HTML to PDF Coverter (HTML To PDF Converter helper application)
  • 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.x86.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Netscape Gecko Plugin
  • PDFXCview.exe
  • PDFXCviewAx.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer Control
  • PDFXCviewIEPlugin.dll - PDF-XChange Viewer IE-Plugin
  • PDFXEdit.exe
  • PDFXEditCore.x64.dll - PDF-XChange Editor API
  • PDFXEditCore.x86.dll
  • pdfSaver4.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 (pdfSaver for PDF-XChange 4.0)
  • OFFice2PDF.exe - PDF-XChange (Batch converter for Office documents to PDF format)
  • PXC40f.dll - PDF-XChange Printer Driver
  • PXC40uif.dll
  • PXCOfficeAddin4.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 4.0
  • PXCOfficeAddin4x64.dll
  • PDFTools4.exe - PDF-Tools

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • 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}.
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PDFXChange 4.0' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD39} (PXCIEaddin).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'PDFXChange 4.0' with the class of {42DFA04F-0F16-418e-B80C-AB97A5AFAD39} (PXCIEaddin).
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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.
  • 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.

How do I remove PDF-XChange 4 Pro?

You can uninstall PDF-XChange 4 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 4 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 4 Pro.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDF-XChange 4 Pro you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.57%
Windows 10 24.90%
Windows XP 6.86%
Windows Vista 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 22.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.54%
Windows 10 Home 5.13%
Windows 10 Pro 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.93%
  France 19.20%
  Germany 8.87%
  DZ 4.74%
  Italy 4.50%
  Finland 3.04%
  Iran 3.04%
  Canada 2.67%
  MA 2.19%
  Poland 2.19%
  United Kingdom 1.94%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Russia 1.46%
  Czech Republic 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.81%
Dell 18.87%
Acer 18.87%
ASUS 14.75%
Samsung 4.56%
Toshiba 3.04%
Lenovo 2.60%
Intel 1.95%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.20%
Acer TravelMate P253 2.20%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 50... 1.65%

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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