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Should I remove PDF-XChange Lite 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,519
United States Rank #11,069
Reach 0.0223%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.67 days
609.87 days >
Average installed length: 320.44 days


VersionDistribution 10.00% 0.45% 0.23% 0.91% 0.45% 0.91% 2.95% 0.45% 0.23% 0.91% 0.45% 36.36% 3.41% 10.00% 1.14% 4.09% 9.77% 0.45% 1.59% 2.27% 3.18% 1.36% 2.95% 0.91% 1.82% 0.23% 0.45% 0.23% 0.68% 0.23% 0.45% 0.23% 0.23%

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PDF-XChange Lite 4

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

Ideal for Home users, Small business and all those requiring a simple yet highly efficient way to create PDF files using our award winning PDF technology to create the smallest PDF files available from any Windows software application. Control how and where you save your converted PDF files or let's you use standard S...  Read more


PDF-XChange Lite 4 is a program developed by Tracker Software Products Ltd. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 64 files and is usually about 24.5 MB (25,694,244 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 56% of users of PDF-XChange Lite 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tracker-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite 4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 24.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDF-XChange Lite 4

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
  • PXC40pm.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 Port Monitor (PDF-XChange Port Monitor)
  • 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)
  • drvui40.dll - PDF-XChange 4.0 Driver (PDF-XChange 4.0 DriversUI)
  • drvui4l.dll
  • PDFXVwer.exe - PDF-XChange PDF Viewer (PDF-XChange PDF Viewer Setup)
  • PrnInstaller.exe - 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
  • PDFX4SA_LE_H.exe - PDF-XChange Lite 4 (PDF-XChange Lite 4 Setup)
  • 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
  • pxcdrv5L.dll - PDF-XChange 2012 (PDF-XChange Printer Driver)
  • PXCIEAddin4.dll - PDFXChange addin
  • pxcpm5L.dll
  • PdfSaver4.exe - PDF-XChange 4.0 (pdfSaver for PDF-XChange 4.0)
  • pdfSaver4l.exe
  • TrackerUpdate.exe - Tracker Update
  • OFFice2PDF.exe - PDF-XChange (Batch converter for Office documents to PDF format)
  • PXC40l.dll
  • PXC40uil.dll
  • PXCOfficeAddin4.dll - PXCOfficeAddin for PDF-XChange 4.0
  • PDFTools4.exe - PDF-Tools

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXCviewNPPlugin.dll'.
  • npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPDFXEditPlugin.x86.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).
3 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.
  • 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
  • PDFXCview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3244BAC-81DD-4995-95C2-5E8EB3174D5C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pdfSaver4l.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'pdfSaver4l' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite 4\pdfSaver4l.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:33.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010464526%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00066986%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00037659%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,892,310
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.39 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:128 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PDF-XChange Lite 4?

You can uninstall PDF-XChange Lite 4 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 4, 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 4.

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.95%
Windows 10 30.23%
Windows XP 7.73%
Windows Vista 3.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.74%
Windows 7 Professional 13.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.53%
Windows 8.1 6.16%
Windows 10 Home 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.19%
  Germany 7.95%
  France 4.81%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Canada 3.51%
  Switzerland 2.40%
  Italy 2.22%
  Australia 1.66%
  Japan 1.11%
  Austria 1.11%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  South Africa 1.11%
  Portugal 0.74%
  Belgium 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.44%
Dell 20.97%
Acer 14.92%
ASUS 10.08%
Toshiba 5.24%
Lenovo 4.84%
Intel 3.23%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Sahara 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.52%
Gateway DX4831 2.76%
ASUS All Series 2.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.07%
LENOVO 1066AJU 2.07%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.07%

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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