PDF Architect PDF Architect

How to uninstall PDF Architect from your system

PDF Architect is a Windows program. Read more about how to uninstall it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by pdfforge GmbH. More data about pdfforge GmbH can be found here. The program is often placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF Architect directory. Take into account that this location can vary depending on the user's choice. The full command line for removing PDF Architect is MsiExec.exe /I{86D8A96B-1911-4C3F-AA16-0B47E053E492}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for administrator rights. The program's main executable file occupies 34.22 MB (35881008 bytes) on disk and is titled PDF Architect.exe.

PDF Architect contains of the executables below. They take 51.41 MB (53907232 bytes) on disk.

  • ConversionService.exe (836.05 KB)
  • HelperService.exe (1.27 MB)
  • PDF Architect.exe (34.22 MB)
  • PDFServerEngine.exe (788.55 KB)
  • PreviewerSurrogate.exe (109.55 KB)
  • ps2pdf.exe (14.22 MB)
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The current page applies to PDF Architect version alone. For more PDF Architect versions please click below:

When planning to uninstall PDF Architect you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall PDF Architect from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\PDF Architect 3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\PDF Architect 4
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\PDF Architect

Generally, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\addin\ExcelPlugIn.dll
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\addin\OutlookPlugIn.dll
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\addin\PowerPointPlugIn.dll
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\addin\PublisherPlugIn.dll
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\addin\WordPlugIn.dll
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\AxPDFReader.dll
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78-EUC-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78-EUC-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78ms-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78ms-RKSJ-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78-RKSJ-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\78-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\83pv-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90msp-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90msp-RKSJ-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90ms-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90ms-RKSJ-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90ms-RKSJ-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90pv-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90pv-RKSJ-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\90pv-RKSJ-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Add-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Add-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Add-RKSJ-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Add-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-0
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-1
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-3
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-4
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-5
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-B5pc
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-ETenms-B5
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-H-CID
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-H-Host
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-H-Mac
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-CNS1-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-0
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-1
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-3
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-4
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-5
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-GBK-EUC
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-GBpc-EUC
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-H-CID
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-H-Host
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-H-Mac
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-GB1-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-0
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-1
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-3
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-4
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-5
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-6
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-90ms-RKSJ
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-90pv-RKSJ
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-H-CID
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-H-Host
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-H-Mac
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-PS-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-PS-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan1-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Japan2-0
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-0
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-1
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-H-CID
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-H-Host
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-H-Mac
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-KSCms-UHC
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-KSCpc-EUC
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\Adobe-Korea1-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\B5-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\B5pc-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\B5pc-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\B5pc-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\B5-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS01-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS02-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS03-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS04-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS05-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS06-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS07-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS15-RKSJ-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS1-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS1-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS2-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS2-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS-EUC-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\CNS-EUC-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\ETen-B5-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\ETen-B5-UCS2
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\ETen-B5-V
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\ETenms-B5-H
  • C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\CMap\ETenms-B5-V

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\PDF Architect 4.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.pdf\shell\edit.PDF Architect 4
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.pdf\shell\print.PDF Architect 4
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wwf\shell\edit.PDF Architect 4
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wwf\shell\print.PDF Architect 4
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PDF Architect
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\486E7CEDCA5EB0749815E806682933D8
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7E9E42BE1CB47DF4FB68DB0EA7A7307D
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\843518E983C7E4948BFB7BBC81BFA8F2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B69A8D681191F3C4AA61B0740E354E29
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B882AB834F4C26C42973B4AF3B479F66
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D30F3815AF09B3940A470F7FB84868DA
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\DA9A83B79A775FC4DA12C59E1E5F10D1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{86D8A96B-1911-4C3F-AA16-0B47E053E492}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MozillaPlugins\PDF Architect 3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MozillaPlugins\PDF Architect 4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PDF Architect 2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PDF Architect 3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\PDF Architect 4

Additional registry values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\486E7CEDCA5EB0749815E806682933D8\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7E9E42BE1CB47DF4FB68DB0EA7A7307D\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\843518E983C7E4948BFB7BBC81BFA8F2\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B69A8D681191F3C4AA61B0740E354E29\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B882AB834F4C26C42973B4AF3B479F66\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\D30F3815AF09B3940A470F7FB84868DA\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\DA9A83B79A775FC4DA12C59E1E5F10D1\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\PDF Architect 3\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\PDF Architect 4\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\PDF Architect\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{86D8A96B-1911-4C3F-AA16-0B47E053E492}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect 3 CrashHandler\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect 3 Creator\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect 3\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect 4 CrashHandler\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect 4 Creator\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect 4\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect Helper Service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDF Architect Service\ImagePath

A way to erase PDF Architect from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

PDF Architect is an application released by the software company pdfforge GmbH. Frequently, people decide to remove this application. This can be troublesome because doing this manually requires some knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE solution to remove PDF Architect is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate PDF Architect or simply activate the Search feature and type in "PDF Architect". If it is installed on your PC the PDF Architect app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click PDF Architect in the list of applications, the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding PDF Architect, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall PDF Architect.
Uninstall PDF Architect

8. After removing PDF Architect, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong PDF Architect that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling PDF Architect with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove PDF Architect by pdfforge GmbH from your PC, nor are we saying that PDF Architect by pdfforge GmbH is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove PDF Architect in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-21 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 10:25:44.517