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Should I remove PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,203
United States Rank #1,010
Reach 0.5741%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.07 days
680.42 days >
Average installed length: 357.51 days


5 98.36% 1.64%

PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software

What is PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software?

PrimoPDF is a freeware program that creates a PDF file from Microsoft Windows documents. It works as a virtual printer. PrimoPDF is developed by the same company that develops the commercial Nitro PDF software. When the program runs, it tries to download automatic updates from www.primopdf.com each time it prints. This feature can be disabled within the program settings. Use PrimoPDF’s creation profiles to produce the same kind of PDF file every time. Profiles include Screen, eBook, Print, Prepress, and Custom. Protect and encrypt your information with strong password-based PDF security.

About  (from Nitro PDF Software)

PrimoPDF a free tool for high-quality conversion to PDF, comprising a user-friendly interface that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application. Additionally, PrimoPDF provides the ability to optimize PDF output for screen, print, ebook, and prepress, secure PDF files with 128-bit encryption, and add ...  Read more


The most used version is 5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 12.74 MB (13,353,814 bytes). Primo_Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.primopdf.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PrimoPDF
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\PrimoPDF\uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 12.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software

  • PrimInst.exe - PrimoPDF Installer (PrimInst)
  • PrimDel.exe - PrimoPDF Deletor (PrimDel)
  • Primo_Update.exe - PrimoConnect
  • PrimoPDF.exe - PrimoPDF

How do I remove PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software?

You can uninstall PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software 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 PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software, 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 PrimoPDF -- brought to you by Nitro PDF Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.66%
Windows 10 26.04%
Windows XP 7.00%
Windows Vista 5.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.36%
Windows 7 Professional 17.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.93%
Windows 10 Home 7.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.86%
Windows 8.1 6.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.49%
  United Kingdom 5.28%
  Canada 3.09%
  Italy 2.67%
  Australia 2.20%
  India 2.17%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Israel 1.54%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Spain 1.08%
  Malaysia 0.99%
  Sweden 0.93%
  Mexico 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.63%
Hewlett-Packard 26.84%
Acer 14.89%
ASUS 7.40%
Toshiba 6.48%
Lenovo 3.90%
Samsung 3.14%
Intel 2.23%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 7.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.81%
ASUS All Series 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.35%

About (from Nitro PDF Software)

We build easy-to-use products that help people work smarter with digital documents.
Publisher URL: www.nitropdf.com

comments2 comments

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bhamyover a year ago
Awesome program! Converts MS Word files to more professional looking and "Read Only" pdf documents... Awesome program!
user comment
Lindaover a year ago
This is a GREAT little program that is sooooooo easy to use. If you want a pdf copy of anything, all you have to do is go to FILE>PRINT and where you see the name of your printer select the down arrow and "print to: PrimoPDF" (PERIOD) that's all there is to it. I use this program almost every time I use my computer.