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Should I remove Soda PDF 3D Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,682
United States Rank #10,588
Reach 0.0381%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.58 days
400.72 days >
Average installed length: 210.55 days


VersionDistribution 21.07% 2.93% 1.73% 1.73% 0.53% 13.07% 0.13% 1.20% 1.20% 56.27%

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Soda PDF 3D Reader


Soda PDF 3D 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 setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 77.08 MB (80,821,749 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 38% of users of Soda PDF 3D Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 3D Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{025C48E1-4695-4F49-906E-EBABCD54EA51}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 77.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Soda PDF 3D Reader

  • ContextMenuExt.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Shell Extension
  • PDFServerEngine.exe - Soda PDF 3D Reader Server Engine
  • PDFPreviewer.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Previewer
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe
  • PDFIEPlugin.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Toolbar
  • PDFIEHelper.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper
  • AxPDFReader.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader
  • ConversionServiceProxyDll.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Conversion Service Proxy Module
  • EBook.dll
  • GettingStarted.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Getting Started
  • Graphics.dll
  • GuiFramework.dll
  • HtmlGUI.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader HtmlGUI Module
  • ps2pdf.exe
  • Soda PDF 3D Reader.exe - Soda PDF 3D Reader Application
  • Translator.dll - Soda PDF 3D Reader Translator Module
  • TwainWrapper.dll
  • ConversionService.exe - ConversionService (Soda PDF 3D Reader Conversion Service)
  • HelperService.exe - Helper Service (Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper Service)
  • 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 '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 PDF 3D 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 PDF 3D Reader Toolbar' with the class of {64C9D46E-8F8B-4158-9780-A6581C7439B1}.
2 Services
  • HelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper Service' (Soda PDF 3D Reader Helper Service) "LULU Software Limited".
  • ConversionService.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 3D Reader Service' (Soda PDF 3D Reader Service) "LULU Software Limited".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001231818%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003080%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009239%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,640
8,062,084 average
Memory:2.21 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00006163%

How do I remove Soda PDF 3D Reader?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 10 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.30%
Windows 10 20.91%
Windows XP 3.46%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.98%
Windows 7 Professional 11.53%
Windows 10 Home 7.24%
Windows 10 Pro 6.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.83%
  Germany 9.23%
  France 6.69%
  Italy 4.27%
  Netherlands 3.92%
  Canada 3.34%
  United Kingdom 3.34%
  Brazil 2.31%
  Australia 2.19%
  Spain 1.85%
  Mexico 1.61%
  Russia 1.61%
  Belgium 1.38%
  DZ 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.62%
Acer 19.19%
Dell 14.45%
ASUS 12.80%
Toshiba 4.50%
Samsung 4.27%
Lenovo 3.79%
Medion 1.90%
MSI 1.18%
Sahara 1.18%
Intel 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.62%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 3.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.26%
ASUS All Series 2.26%

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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