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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,237
United States Rank #8,719
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.25 days
862.88 days >
Average installed length: 453.38 days


0.8 100.00%

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PDFlite 0.8

What is PDFlite?

PDFlite uses the InstallIQ download and install manager which is designed to co-bundle additional offers which include toolbars, web browser extensions as well as various potentially unwanted applications. You may be offered to install the File Association Manager and the Yahoo Toolbar in this installation. Both programs will not be automatically uininstalled if PDFlite is removed.

About  (from Amnis Technology Ltd)

PDFlite can be used to read any PDF file. With it's light simplistic design you can concentrate on your documents, not the software. You can view PDF documents quickly and easily with all common features such as search, print, zoom and a fast full featured web browser plugin. Since version 0.2, you can use the PDFlite ...  Read more


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is pdflite.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 30.02 MB (31,482,742 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
PDFlite has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdflite
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PDFlite\uninstall-pdflite.exe"
Estimated size: 30.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDFlite 0.8

Program executable:pdflite.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pdflite\pdflite.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall-pdflite.exe - PDFlite (PDFlite 0.8 Installer)
  • uninstall.exe (by PDFlite.com) - PDFlite Launcher
  • libmupdf.dll (by Artifex Software) - SumatraPDF (MuPDF Rendering Library)
  • pluginreg.exe
  • npPdfViewer.dll (by Simon Bünzli) - SumatraPDF Browser Plugin
  • PdfFilter.dll (by Simon Bünzli) - PDFlite IFilter Persistent Handler (PDFlite IFilter Search Helper)
  • PdfPreview.dll - PDFlite Preview Persistent Handler (PDFlite Preview Shell Extension)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPdfViewer.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPdfViewer.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPdfViewer.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'PDFlite Browser Plugin' with a plugin key of '@mozilla.zeniko.ch/PDFlite_Browser_Plugin' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • pdflite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5334434-DC8C-4490-B056-760E5101FACD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pdflite.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PDFlite\pdflite.exe'.

How do I remove PDFlite?

You can uninstall PDFlite 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 PDFlite 0.8, 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 PDFlite.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PDFlite 0.8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.46%
Windows Vista 14.73%
Windows 10 10.97%
Windows XP 7.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.71%
Windows 7 Professional 9.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.33%
Windows 8 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.04%
  United Kingdom 4.70%
  Australia 1.37%
  Canada 1.37%
  Ecuador 0.39%
  Iran 0.39%
  Italy 0.39%
  Singapore 0.20%
  Thailand 0.20%
  Belgium 0.20%
  France 0.20%
  India 0.20%
  Sri Lanka 0.20%
  Mexico 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.82%
Dell 31.82%
Toshiba 8.18%
Acer 8.18%
ASUS 4.09%
Lenovo 3.18%
Gateway 1.82%
Intel 1.36%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Alienware 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.90%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.80%
Dell Dell DM061 2.10%


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