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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,950
United States Rank #6,339
Reach 0.1188%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.70 days
368.36 days >
Average installed length: 193.55 days


5.5.316.1 1.20%
5.5.316.0 1.02%
5.5.315.0 7.08%
5.5.314.0 0.78%
5.5.313.1 4.74%
5.5.313.0 0.66%
5.5.312.1 10.86%
5.5.312.0 3.36%
5.5.311.0 8.34%
5.5.310.0 2.04%
5.5.309.0 4.14%
5.5.308.2 10.08%
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3.0.307.2 12.24%
3.0.307.1 6.78%
3.0.307.0 3.42%
3.0.306.1 8.28%
3.0.306.0 1.86%
3.0.305.0 0.60%
3.0.304.0 2.58%
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3.0.302.0 3.42%
3.0.301.0 1.14%
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PDF-XChange Editor

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

Full Page Text Content Editing, Extended OCR options - OCR, Spellchecker, Expanded XFA forms support, Listen/add audio comments, View embedded Multimedia support, Significantly improved rendering and page load speed, New Extended Digital Signature Support, PDF Security Support, Add Comments and Annotations, Add & apply...  Read more


PDF-XChange Editor is a software program developed by Tracker Software Products Ltd. The most common release is 3.0.307.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named pdfxve3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 899.33 KB (920,918 bytes). The installed file trackerupdate.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 8. While about 31% of users of PDF-XChange Editor come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-editor
Help link: help.tracker-software.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{24c8db33-8120-4ab4-bf54-7c1af2ea69c4}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{24c8db33-8120-4ab4-bf54-7c1af2ea69c4}\PDFXVE3.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 899.33 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange Editor

Program executable:pdfxve3.exe
Name:PDF-XChange Editor
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{24c8db33-8120-4ab4-bf54-7c1af2ea69c4}\pdfxve3.exe
Additional files:
  • pdfxedit.exe - PDF-XChange Editor
  • pdfxeditcore.x86.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Core API
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll - PDF-XChange Editor Netscape Gecko Plugin
  • iePDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll - PDF-XChange Editor IE-Plugin
  • FowpKbd.dll (by FileOpen Systems) - FileOpen Client Security Plug-in Add-on KbdHook (FileOpen PrintScreen key hook)
  • pdfxeditcore.x64.dll
  • iepdfxeditplugin.x64.dll
  • fowpkbd64.dll (by FileOpen Systems)
  • XCShInfo.dll - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Shell Extention)
  • nppdfxeditplugin.x64.dll
  • xcvault.exe - XCVault Module
  • trackerupdate.exe - Tracker Update

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 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'.
2 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.
Scheduled Task
  • TrackerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TrackerAutoUpdate-thea' (runs weekly on Fridays at 11:11:00 AM).

How do I remove PDF-XChange Editor?

Quickly and completely remove PDF-XChange Editor from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PDF-XChange Editor 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PDF-XChange Editor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Editor.

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.22%
Windows 8 42.46%
Windows XP 3.11%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.59%
Windows 7 Professional 17.75%
Windows 8.1 14.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.00%
Windows 10 Pro 5.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.83%
  Germany 23.93%
  Italy 4.27%
  United Kingdom 3.18%
  Canada 3.01%
  Austria 2.90%
  Australia 2.90%
  France 2.57%
  Switzerland 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Czech Republic 1.31%
  Taiwan 1.20%
  Poland 1.10%
  Brazil 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.36%
Dell 18.20%
Acer 17.63%
ASUS 13.20%
Lenovo 6.37%
Medion 5.01%
Toshiba 4.44%
Samsung 3.75%
Intel 1.48%
MSI 0.91%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.98%
ASUSTeK N550JV 1.98%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 1.98%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.70%

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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