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Should I remove Soda PDF 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,771
United States Rank #22,386
Reach 0.0246%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 148.89 days
905.85 days >
Average installed length: 475.95 days


VersionDistribution 3.30% 0.41% 0.82% 3.92% 1.03% 0.21% 0.62% 0.62% 0.62% 0.82% 0.62% 1.03% 1.03% 0.82% 2.47% 0.21% 76.49% 2.47% 2.27% 0.21%

Soda PDF 2012


Soda PDF 2012 is a program developed by LULU Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is Soda PDF 2012.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 98.62 MB (103,408,753 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 70% of users of Soda PDF 2012 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 2012\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4A14E499-53AB-4C4A-9037-57CFC583E240}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 98.62 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Soda PDF 2012

Program executable:Soda PDF 2012.exe
Name:Soda PDF 2012
Soda PDF 2012 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 2012\Soda PDF 2012.exe
Additional files:
  • TwainWrapper.dll - TwainWrapper Dynamic Link Library
  • ContextMenuExt.dll - Soda PDF 2012 Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - Soda PDF 2012 Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - Soda PDF 2012 Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • AxPDFReader.dll - Soda PDF 2012 ActiveX
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - Soda PDF 2012 Toolbar
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (PDF Conversion Service)
  • Graphics.dll - Graphics Library
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - Soda PDF Helper
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (PDF Helper Service)
  • Advertiser.exe - Soda PDF 2012
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll - Soda PDF 2012 Conversion Service Proxy Module
  • GettingStarted.dll - Soda PDF 2012 Getting Started
  • GuiFramework.dll
  • HtmlGUI.dll - Soda PDF 2012 HtmlGUI Module
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Soda PDF 2012.exe - Soda PDF 2012 Application
  • Translator.dll - Soda PDF 2012 Translator Module
  • 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextMenuExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SodaPDFExtension' with a class of {5477fca3-91ce-419b-82df-bc8b5f9dc6b7}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • PDFIEHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Soda PDF 2012 Helper' with the class of {ebe8b562-cba0-40d8-b920-af7cfe0c9d94}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Soda PDF 2012 Toolbar' with the class of {a8c9d542-fd91-4834-a2e8-adb9ae692b8b}.
Scheduled Task
  • Soda PDF 2012.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3263189-8A4D-4AE7-A33F-5E01A5403383}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 2012 Helper Service' (Soda PDF 2012 Helper Service).
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 2012 Service' (Soda PDF 2012 Service).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004527515%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008820%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00036455%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:138,774
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:321 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:107 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.96 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00018222%
CPU cycles/sec:21,611
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
I/O writes/min:120 Bytes

How do I remove Soda PDF 2012?

You can uninstall Soda PDF 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Soda PDF 2012 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.66%
Windows 10 10.08%
Windows Vista 9.67%
Windows XP 6.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.07%
Windows 7 Professional 6.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.44%
Windows 10 Home 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.79% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 69.79%
  United States 16.18%
  Austria 1.56%
  Italy 1.56%
  Australia 0.97%
  United Kingdom 0.97%
  Netherlands 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%
  France 0.58%
  Switzerland 0.58%
  Saudi Arabia 0.58%
  DK 0.39%
  Croatia 0.39%
  Iran 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.24%
Acer 20.23%
Dell 13.36%
Hewlett-Packard 12.21%
Samsung 6.87%
ASUS 6.11%
Toshiba 2.29%
Intel 1.91%
Lenovo 1.91%
American Megatrends 1.53%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.77%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.85%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 3.37%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.40%

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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