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Should I remove PDFlite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,856
United States Rank #11,972
Reach 0.0151%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.00 days
649.00 days >
Average installed length: 341.00 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


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 is a free and open source PDF viewer and PDF printer. You can convert any document or image to a PDF file – doc to PDF and jpg to PDF. View PDF documents quickly and easily with all common features such as search, print and zoom. The perfect lite PDF reader. Convert files to PDF like Word to PDF, JPG to PDF, Im...  Read more


The primary executable is named pdflite.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 33.24 MB (34,852,360 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
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

URL: www.pdflite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pdflite
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PDFlite\uninstall-pdflite.exe"
Estimated size: 33.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PDFlite

Program executable:pdflite.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pdflite\pdflite.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall-pdflite.exe - PDFlite (PDFlite Installer)
  • PdfFilter.dll (by Simon Bünzli) - PDFlite IFilter Persistent Handler (PDFlite IFilter Search Helper)
  • PdfPreview.dll (by Simon Bünzli) - PDFlite Preview Persistent Handler (PDFlite Preview Shell Extension)
  • npPdfViewer.dll - SumatraPDF Browser Plugin
  • uninstall.exe (by PDFlite.com) - PDFlite 0.4 Installer
  • pluginreg.exe

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.
Network connections
  • pdflite.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:43.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007010667%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001785%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00068321%
0.015104% average
70 average

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, 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 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.33%
Windows 10 21.55%
Windows XP 6.73%
Windows Vista 5.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.34%
Windows 7 Professional 12.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.78%
Windows 8.1 6.10%
Windows 8 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.25%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  Philippines 3.27%
  India 2.02%
  Indonesia 1.76%
  Canada 1.26%
  Malaysia 1.26%
  United Arab Emirates 1.01%
  Australia 0.76%
  BD 0.76%
  Croatia 0.76%
  Italy 0.76%
  KE 0.76%
  MA 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.83%
Dell 19.79%
Acer 13.37%
Toshiba 10.16%
ASUS 5.88%
Lenovo 4.28%
Samsung 2.67%
Apple 1.60%
Intel 1.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.17%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.50%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 1.67%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.67%


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