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Should I remove ScanSoft PDF Create! 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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4.01.0169 2.44%
4.01.0109 4.88%
4.01.0069 45.53%
4.01.0009 41.46%
4.00.0062 0.81%
4.00.0061 0.81%
4.00.0060 1.63%
4.00.0000 2.44%

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ScanSoft PDF Create! 4

What is ScanSoft PDF Create! 4?  (from Nuance Communications)

ScanSoft PDF Create! 4 is the fast, reliable, and affordable way to turn all of your PC documents, drawings, and images into industry-standard PDF files. Instantly create PDF documents that are compact and easy to e-mail, can be universally viewed on the Web, and that print just as if they came from the original applic...  Read more


ScanSoft PDF Create! 4 is a software program developed by Nuance Communications. The most common release is 4.01.0069, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named pdfcreate4Hook.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 18.38 MB (19,268,934 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 44% of users of ScanSoft PDF Create! 4 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.de
Help link: www.nuance.de/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PDF Create! 4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{43CB678D-D60E-448C-AE3C-31A4B295BB58}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ScanSoft PDF Create! 4

Program executable:pdfcreate4Hook.exe
Name:Scansoft PDF Products
PdfCreateHook Application
Path:C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PDF Create 4\pdfcreate4Hook.exe
Additional files:
  • CRX.dll - Scansoft PDF Products (OmniPage application extension)
  • KernelAPI.dll - KernelAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • pdfcreate4Hook.exe - PdfCreateHook Application
  • PDLight.dll - PDF Utility Dynamic Link Library
  • pdread.dll
  • RecDiag.dll
  • res_eng.dll
  • Pipeline.dll - Pipeline
  • cpres.dll (by ScanSoft) - CP (CP resource DLL)
  • p4dll.dll (by E-W Software) - P4 (P4 Palasik's PostScript & PDF Processor)

How do I remove ScanSoft PDF Create! 4?

You can uninstall ScanSoft PDF Create! 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 ScanSoft PDF Create! 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 ScanSoft PDF Create! 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.47%
Windows 10 17.07%
Windows XP 15.45%
Windows Vista 13.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.45%
Windows 7 Professional 11.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.70% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 43.70%
  United States 14.81%
  France 14.81%
  Austria 6.67%
  DZ 4.44%
  Belgium 2.96%
  Italy 2.96%
  Switzerland 2.22%
  Australia 1.48%
  Spain 1.48%
  MA 0.74%
  TN 0.74%
  SN 0.74%
  Portugal 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 14.71%
ASUS 8.82%
Medion 8.82%
American Megatrends 4.41%
Toshiba 4.41%
Intel 1.47%
Lenovo 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.98%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 1.98%
MSI MS-7846 1.98%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 1.98%

About Nuance Communications

Nuance provides speech and imaging applications for businesses and consumers whose products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steering systems, automated telephone directory services, medical transcription software & systems, optical character recognition software, and desktop imaging software.
Publisher URL: www.nuance.com


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