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CutePDF Writer Comments

Installs the ASK toolbar even when you explicitly say NO!

about CutePDF Writer · ·

Enough said.


CuteWriter has virus(es) dectected by virustotal

about CutePDF Writer · ·

I intend to use this software using the offical installer but sadly this software contains virus as scanned here by

[Edited by namgivu82, June 15]


my experience

about CutePDF Writer and doPDF · ·

This the most rated one on alternativeto but definitely the one I prefer. I just tried the install now and by default it suggest to add the ask toolbar and also to install extra software from other players.

Once the install is complete you can still not use it because you need to install a PDF converter. That's too much of a hassle and I ended up uninstalling it and going for doPDF7 which doesn't come with any extra unwanted so far.


Works Great, needs to lose the bundled software

Comment by TheGooch
about CutePDF Writer · May 2013 ·

You have to be careful when you install this application, as it continues to install crapware by default(, McAfee ) unless you uncheck it at installation.

Once you get past that landmine, this application installs as a printer driver and integrates smoothly with other applications. I like the PDF printer model better than the ones where you say print to application, then it opens the application and from there you save as PDF. Too much work!


Have been using CutePDF for over 2 years now - LOVE IT - so ...

Comment by yboris
about CutePDF Writer · Jun 2011 ·

Have been using CutePDF for over 2 years now - LOVE IT - so simple.