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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,428
United States Rank #27,524
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.74 days
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Average installed length: 352.44 days


VersionDistribution 0.29% 2.00% 2.86% 0.29% 73.43% 0.57% 15.43% 3.71% 1.14% 0.29%

Soda PDF 6 OCR Module

What is Soda PDF 6 OCR Module?  (from LULU Software)

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is the finishing touch that makes Soda PDF 7 the complete PDF solution. Use our OCR Module to unlock the text in a single document or increase your productivity and use the Batch Recognition feature to simultaneously recognize multiple files. Soda PDF's OCR module is powered by an ...  Read more


Soda PDF 6 OCR Module 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 creator-ws.exe. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 865.38 KB (886,148 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 6 OCR Module come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sodapdf.com/pdf-ocr
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B1B00E7A-9524-4B12-AB4A-CA92E638A420}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 865.38 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Soda PDF 6 OCR Module

Program executable:creator-ws.exe
Name:Soda PDF 6
Path:C:\Program Files\Soda PDF 6\creator-ws.exe
Additional files:
  • atom.dll - Soda® PDF 6
  • ax-pdf-viewer.dll
  • bl.dll
  • bl-commands.dll
  • bl-commands-manager.dll
  • bl-controllers.dll
  • bl-creator-module.dll
  • bl-edit.dll
  • bl-edit-module.dll
  • bl-forms-module.dll
  • bl-insert-module.dll
  • bl-javascript.dll
  • bl-models.dll
  • bl-ocr-module.dll
  • bl-review-module.dll
  • bl-scan.dll
  • bl-secure-module.dll
  • bl-service-provider.dll
  • bl-sign.dll
  • bl-task-executer.dll
  • bl-task-factory.dll
  • bl-views.dll
  • brand.dll
  • crash-handler.dll
  • crash-handler-app.exe
  • crash-handler-ws.exe
  • creator-app.exe
  • creator-context-menu.dll
  • creator-excel-plugin.dll
  • creator-ie-helper.dll
  • creator-ie-plugin.dll
  • creator-outlook-plugin.dll
  • creator-powerpoint-plugin.dll
  • creator-publisher-plugin.dll
  • creator-so.dll
  • creator-word-plugin.dll
  • ebook2pdf.dll
  • encoding-conversion.dll
  • Graphics.dll
  • graphics-service.dll
  • ie-pdf-previewer.dll
  • installer-so.dll
  • localization-service.dll
  • notification-service.dll
  • np-previewer.dll
  • creator-proxy-dll.dll - Soda PDF 6 (LULU Software Creator Service Proxy Module)
  • ns-activation.dll
  • pdf2excel.dll
  • pdf2html.dll
  • pdf2image.dll
  • pdf2text.dll
  • pdf2word.dll
  • pdmodel.dll
  • pdrender.dll
  • plugins-manager.dll
  • plugins-manager-provider.dll
  • preview-handler.dll
  • printer-installer.dll
  • printer-installer-app.exe
  • root-service-provider.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • creator-context-menu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PDFManagerExt' with a class of {038FD367-8736-41AA-99F2-25F717F3367D}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • np-previewer.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np-previewer.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • creator-ie-helper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Soda PDF 6 Helper' with the class of {ACEC6276-3D7B-4AA9-BE79-23520A23026D}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • creator-ie-plugin.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Soda PDF 6 Toolbar' with the class of {35251526-B7A4-44E4-8B2E-FD62AE267B82}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • np-previewer.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Soda PDF 6' with a plugin key of 'Soda PDF 6' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • Soda PDF 6.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Soda PDF 6'.
3 Services
  • creator-ws.exe runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 6 Creator' (Soda PDF 6 Creator).
  • crash-handler-ws.exe runs as a service named 'LULU Software CrashHandler' (LULU Software CrashHandler).
  • creator-so.dll runs as a service named 'Soda PDF 6 Creator' (Soda PDF 6 Creator).

How do I remove Soda PDF 6 OCR Module?

You can uninstall Soda PDF 6 OCR Module 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 6 OCR Module, 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 6 OCR Module.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Soda PDF 6 OCR Module you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.71%
Windows 10 32.57%
Windows Vista 4.57%
Windows XP 3.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.14%
Windows 8.1 17.71%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.42% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 70.42%
  United States 15.21%
  United Kingdom 1.69%
  Italy 1.69%
  Austria 1.41%
  France 1.41%
  Canada 1.13%
  Netherlands 0.85%
  Spain 0.85%
  India 0.85%
  DZ 0.56%
  Australia 0.56%
  BD 0.28%
  Belgium 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 32.67%
Acer 18.81%
Hewlett-Packard 11.88%
Dell 11.39%
ASUS 6.93%
Toshiba 4.95%
Samsung 2.97%
Intel 1.98%
Lenovo 1.49%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 6.75%
MEDION MS-7797 4.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 3.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 3.07%
ASUS All Series 3.07%
HP-Pavilion VT537AA-AC4 M... 2.45%

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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