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Soda PDF 2011


Soda PDF 2011 is a program developed by LULU Software. 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 software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 83.49 MB (87,544,920 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Soda PDF 2011 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Soda PDF\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{30A491AB-691B-42B2-968A-5C75B6004F86}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 83.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Soda PDF 2011

  • TwainWrapper.dll - TwainWrapper Dynamic Link Library
  • AxPDFReader.dll - Soda PDF 2011 ActiveX
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - Soda PDF 2011 Toolbar
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Conversion Service)
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - Soda PDF Helper
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Helper Service)
  • GettingStarted.dll - Soda PDF 2011 (Soda PDF 2011 Getting Started)
  • Soda PDF 2011.exe - Soda PDF 2011 Application
  • ContextMenuExt.dll - Soda PDF 2011 Shell Extension
  • Graphics.dll
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - Soda PDF 2011 Previewer
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - Soda PDF 2011 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
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • GdiPlus.dll - Microsoft GDI+

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SodaPDFExtension' with a class of {652B76E8-F147-4001-8A66-644498B96542}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Soda PDF 2011 Helper' with the class of {5CFCAFF6-5BB0-4864-B626-021C99ED82E5}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Soda PDF 2011 Toolbar' with the class of {980EB9EC-6EB5-4258-BDDB-EFE25C5F99EF}.
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 2011 Helper Service' (Soda PDF 2011 Helper Service).
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 2011 Service' (Soda PDF 2011 Service).

How do I remove Soda PDF 2011?

You can uninstall Soda PDF 2011 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 PDF 2011, 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 PDF 2011.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Soda PDF 2011 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows 10 26.67%
Windows Vista 15.56%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.69% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 34.69%
  United States 32.65%
  United Kingdom 10.20%
  Italy 8.16%
  Canada 6.12%
  France 4.08%
  Austria 2.04%
  Australia 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 14.29%
Medion 14.29%
American Megatrends 10.71%
Lenovo 10.71%
Hewlett-Packard 10.71%
ASUS 10.71%
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MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.86%

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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