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PDFCreator is an application for converting documents into Portable Document Format (PDF) on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Once installed, it allows the user to select PDFCreator as their printer, permitting almost any application to print to PDF. In addition, PDFCreator can output to a variety of other formats: PNG, JPEG, PS, PSD, SVG etc.
Subscription that costs about $1 per month. Price may vary depending on commitment and so on.
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The toolbar which is mentioned as adware/malware, is no longer a part of the program as of version 1.2.0. And by the way the PDFarchitect feature is great for editing existing PDF-documents, but it...See why people like PDFCreator 😍 See why people do not like PDFCreator 😡 Post your review
Windows 10 have a lot of flaws, but a lot of little improvements too.
Windows 10 have integrated a PDF virtual printer. When you print a document select: Microsoft Print to PDF.
I feel lucky to find your comment here! It actually worked when I tried "printing" one page of a PDF file from Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. I was trying to find a way to cut out a page from a PDF file so I could date and sign a document and send out the specific page I've placed my signature on. Adobe support and FAQ pages on their their site were hardly helpful. Thanks for this useful info!
It was great, now it's a pile of $h17.
It saves empty .PDFs from time to time, and the update wanted to install a lot of unwanted bloatware - I hate this type of behaviour!
I liked it, now I uninstalled it, there are better apps.
This has become malware. You can not install this software without it hijacking your browser and search engine settings.
WARNING: since version 0.9.7, PDFCreator is bundled with a malware toolbar! In order to prevent this from being installed, you need to uncheck it in TWO places in the installer: 1 here http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2597/un1n.png and 2 here
In this way you can enjoy PDFCreator without malwares and problem :)
Avira flagged C:%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\nsr3942.tmp\InstallManager.exe as a virus (APPL/Downloader.Gen (Cloud)) during install.
now i use doPDF, its much better, without any crapware
Without mentioning it, the installer for this software installed a toolbar and changed a number of my personal settings in firefox. This software is garbage.
[Edited by sqwishy, November 20]
Changes the default search engine used from the location/address bar, see the keyword.URL setting in about:config.
I'm fed up with PDFCreator. Now, at version 1.5.0, they're back to forcing users to install AVG, which will add toolbars to all of your installed browsers, plus additional add-on software. Unlike prior bundlings they tried, this one forces you to accept the AVG license agreement, even if you figure out how not to install AVG.
PDFCreator has crossed the threshold, and is no longer worth the abuse. As history has shown, 1.6.0 may be a different story, but it will most likely be different like bear poop is different from dog poop. I'm moving on to more respectable solutions.
I just downloaded version 1.4.3 and noticed it's bundled with the Babylon toolbar. The prompt to install it is pretty obvious and comes after you click 'install' for PDFCreator. It looks like a different toolbar than it was previously bundled with because the screenshots from Venom88 show the Yahoo toolbar.
PDFCreator was great. It was simple and didn't have any of the odd problems that some similar tools did.
Then they started bundling various toolbars and now they've added some game. Which is why I'm here, to find an alternative.
Was great software until version 1.4.
Since then PDFCreator ships with two additional applications and a toolbar (default-enabled in the installer of course, to annoy the user).
I did not have a problem removing the toolbar, which I agree is a nuisance.
The toolbar which is mentioned as adware/malware, is no longer a part of the program as of version 1.2.0.
And by the way the PDFarchitect feature is great for editing existing PDF-documents, but it is a bit unstable as now (November 2012)!
I love PDFcreator :)
Last known version without the added crapware (for the sake of good order.) is 0.9.6 , download at Filehippo page - You will miss a lot of the functionality added in later versions ofcourse...
Is the toolbar really malware? I would think it should be classified as adware. The browser hi-jacking is not nice, but from what I understand it does not have any malicious behavior (trojans, etc) other than displaying ads?
If we classify the toolbar as 'malicious', consequently, we should flag the app with a warning. Otherwise we should change the wording to 'aggressive adware' or 'adware without proper uninstall routines'.