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Should I remove ScanSoft PDF Converter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,877
United States Rank #31,127
Reach 0.0039%


1.03.0000 7.79%
1.00.0001 3.90%
1.00.0000 88.31%

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ScanSoft PDF Converter

What is ScanSoft PDF Converter?  (from ScanSoft, Inc)

Creates 100% industry-standard PDF files that can be read, printed or processed by popular PDF viewer programs such as PaperPort Pro Office & Acrobat Reader. Creates the highest quality PDF files from nearly all Windows applications, retaining the precise layout of the original document. Creates highly optimized PDF fi...  Read more


ScanSoft PDF Converter is a program developed by ScanSoft, Inc. The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is RegistryController.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 17.94 MB (18,809,162 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 43% of users of ScanSoft PDF Converter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.scansoft.com/pdfconverter
Help link: www.scansoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\PdfCnv
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{87001C85-FF5F-42F9-B78A-114A7ED373BE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ScanSoft PDF Converter

Program executable:RegistryController.exe
Name:ScanSoft PDF Converter
PDF Converter Registry Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\PdfCnv\RegistryController.exe
Additional files:
  • SSPDFSMT.dll - ScanSoft's PDF converter for Microsoft Word (Smart tag action handler for "PDFFile")
  • billboard.exe - ScanSoft PDF Converter (PDF Converter Billboard)
  • IEShellExt.dll - PDF Converter Internet Explorer AddIn
  • OutlookAddin.dll - PDF Converter Outlook AddIn
  • P4DLL.DLL - P4 PostScript & PDF Interpreter
  • pdf2rtf.exe - PDF Converter application
  • PDFConverterHelp.dll - PDF Converter Office AddIn
  • RegistryController.exe - PDF Converter Registry Controller
  • ShellExt.dll - PDF Converter Shell Extension AddIn
  • EngShrd.dll - OmniPage Pro (OmniPage Pro application extension)
  • Formatter.dll
  • LecsoMgr.dll
  • Mor.dll
  • pdread.dll
  • PreRendering.dll
  • regexp.dll
  • Rendering.dll
  • xocr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RegistryController.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDF Converter Registry Controller' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\PdfCnv\RegistryController.exe".

How do I remove ScanSoft PDF Converter?

You can uninstall ScanSoft PDF Converter 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 ScanSoft PDF Converter, 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 ScanSoft PDF Converter.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.95%
Windows XP 31.17%
Windows 10 9.09%
Windows Vista 7.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 31.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.99%
Windows 7 Professional 10.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.49%
Windows 8.1 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.16%
  Germany 28.42%
  France 8.42%
  Austria 3.16%
  Canada 3.16%
  Australia 2.11%
  Spain 2.11%
  MA 1.05%
  Mexico 1.05%
  DZ 1.05%
  Venezuela 1.05%
  Indonesia 1.05%
  DK 1.05%
  Poland 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Intel 16.28%
Acer 16.28%
Dell 13.95%
ASUS 6.98%
American Megatrends 4.65%
Medion 4.65%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 4.92%
Gigabyte P61-USB3-B3 3.28%
VIA K7VT4A+ 1.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 1.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 1.64%

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