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Should I remove PDF-XChange Lite 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,106
United States Rank #10,910
Reach 0.0356%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.59 days
629.73 days >
Average installed length: 330.88 days


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PDF-XChange Lite 2012

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

PDF-XChange 'Lite' 2012 is our ever popular solution for the creation of Adobe compatible PDF files from virtually any Windows application, the list is endless. PDF-XChange 'Lite' 2012 is FREE for non commercial use and is a simplified version of our PDF-XChange Standard 2012 print driver - retaining the 'Industrial' s...  Read more


PDF-XChange Lite 2012 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to 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 primary executable is named PDFXCview.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 82.16 MB (86,153,747 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 39% of users of PDF-XChange Lite 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tracker-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite 5\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 82.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange Lite 2012

Program executable:PDFXCview.exe
Name:PDF-XChange Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Viewer\PDFXCview.exe
Additional files:
  • XCShInfo.dll - Tracker Software PDF-XChange Shell Extention (PDF-XChange Shell Extention)
  • DrvUI5L.dll - PDF-XChange Printer 2012 (PDF-XChange Printer 2012 DriversUI)
  • pdfSaver5L.exe - pdfSaver for PDF-XChange Printer 2012
  • LiveUpdate.exe - PDF-XChange Live Update (Live Update PDF-XChange Products)
  • PDFXVwer.exe - PDF-XChange PDF Viewer (PDF-XChange PDF Viewer Setup)
  • PrnInstaller.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver (PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver Installer)
  • 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
  • pxcdrv5L.dll - PDF-XChange 2012 (PDF-XChange Printer Driver)
  • pxcpm5L.dll - PDF-XChange Port Monitor
  • TrackerUpdate.exe - Tracker Update

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'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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}.
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 Lite 2012?

You can uninstall PDF-XChange Lite 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 Lite 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 Lite 2012.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.34%
Windows 10 29.96%
Windows XP 6.42%
Windows Vista 2.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.27%
Windows 7 Professional 17.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.90%
Windows 10 Home 6.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.60%
Windows 8.1 6.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.13%
  Germany 23.63%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  Canada 3.38%
  Italy 3.13%
  Australia 2.88%
  France 2.63%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Switzerland 1.50%
  Austria 1.25%
  Belgium 0.88%
  India 0.88%
  Spain 0.75%
  Israel 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.58%
Hewlett-Packard 22.76%
Acer 16.53%
ASUS 10.30%
Medion 4.61%
Lenovo 4.07%
Toshiba 3.79%
Samsung 2.44%
Intel 1.08%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.39%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.91%

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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