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Soda 3D PDF Reader


Soda 3D PDF Reader is a software program developed by LULU Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named Soda 3D PDF Reader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 79.07 MB (82,907,559 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 23% of users of Soda 3D PDF Reader come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Soda 3D PDF Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1CBB6DE3-43F0-409D-8DD3-0171B498DE01}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 79.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Soda 3D PDF Reader

Program executable:Soda 3D PDF Reader.exe
Name:Soda 3D PDF Reader
Soda 3D PDF Reader Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Soda 3D PDF Reader\Soda 3D PDF Reader.exe
Additional files:
  • TwainWrapper.dll - TwainWrapper Dynamic Link Library
  • AxPDFReader.dll - Soda 3D PDF Reader ActiveX
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - Soda 3D PDF Reader Toolbar
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - Soda PDF Reader Helper
  • GettingStarted.exe - Soda 3D PDF Reader (Soda 3D PDF Reader Getting Started)
  • Soda 3D PDF Reader.exe - Soda 3D PDF Reader Application
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Conversion Service)
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Helper Service)
  • ContextMenuExt.dll - Soda 3D PDF Reader Shell Extension
  • Graphics.dll
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - Soda 3D PDF Reader Previewer
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - Soda 3D PDF Reader Server Engine
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • ps2pdf.exe (by VeryDOC (http://www.verydoc.com)) - VeryDOC PSTools (http://www.verydoc.com)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • FdfTk.dll (by Adobe Systems) - FdfTk (FDF Toolkit)
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll
  • Translator.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SodaPDFReaderExtension' with a class of {3331D63C-5427-4764-BCF7-59C85D5F9243}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Soda 3D PDF Reader Helper' with the class of {2FE0F895-6D1D-4c80-A20D-18E42DE9B631}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Soda 3D PDF Reader Toolbar' with the class of {64C9D46E-8F8B-4158-9780-A6581C7439B1}.
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda 3D PDF Reader Helper Service' (Soda 3D PDF Reader Helper Service).
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda 3D PDF Reader Service' (Soda 3D PDF Reader Service).

How do I remove Soda 3D PDF Reader?

You can uninstall Soda 3D PDF Reader 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 Soda 3D PDF Reader, 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 Soda 3D PDF Reader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Soda 3D PDF Reader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.77%
Windows XP 13.95%
Windows Vista 9.30%
Windows 10 6.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.12%
Windows 7 Professional 8.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.49%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.33% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.33%
  United States 17.78%
  Spain 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%
  Belgium 4.44%
  France 3.33%
  Iran 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  MA 2.22%
  Brazil 2.22%
  India 2.22%
  PR 2.22%
  Netherlands 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.30%
Dell 20.75%
Hewlett-Packard 18.87%
American Megatrends 9.43%
ASUS 5.66%
Sony 3.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.25%
Sony VPCF13M1E 2.90%
wortmann G31M-ES2L 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C65... 1.45%

About (from LULU Software)

LULU SOFTWARE creates simple and hard-working software for your PC. We appreciate that for most people technology is a headache — they just want it to work.
Publisher URL: lulusoftware.com


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