PDFCreator Reviews

Hijacks your computer

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This has become malware. You can not install this software without it hijacking your browser and search engine settings.

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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.

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Virus?

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Avira flagged C:%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\nsr3942.tmp\InstallManager.exe as a virus (APPL/Downloader.Gen (Cloud)) during install.

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used this for a few months long ago

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now i use doPDF, its much better, without any crapware

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Installs unwanted software

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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.

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At version 1.5.0, back to bundling with AVG

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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.

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Great software until they bundled the crapware

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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.

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Great prior to 1.4

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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).

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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 is a bit unstable as now (November 2012)!

I love PDFcreator :)

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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...

Have Serious Problems with Windows 7 64-bit

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I couldn't manage to overcome MSCOMCTL*.OCX errors. They must do something about it.
Then I start using CutePDF Writer without any problems. Just works...

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