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What does the vspdfprsrv.exe file do?

The vspdfprsrv.exe process is also known as PDF Pro (Version 10, 10 Creator) or, as the case may be, Lightning PDF Creator and is a part of Expert PDF (Version 7 Professional, 8 Professional) or, as the case may be, PDF Pro (Version 10). This software is produced by Visagesoft. An obsolete or defective version of vspdfprsrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about vspdfprsrv.exe PDF Pro

vspdfprsrv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file vspdfprsrv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 7,215,616 bytes (30% of all these files), 1,237,504 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The vspdfprsrv file is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This vspdfprsrv.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Vspdfprsrv.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves vspdfprsrv.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about vspdfprsrv?

virtual pdf printer
swen
Part of PDF printer (in my case Visagesoft eXPert PDF)
Zeitgeist
Needed to run ExpertPDF
Problems with locating the vspdfprsrv.exe: I have experienced the same vspdfprsrv.exe problem when booting the computer (Win 7 64 bit). But vspdfprsrv.exe isn't nessecerely located in the folder called "HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Visage Software/PDF Printer/Options". (You can of course search for it and then delete it.) Therefore the best solution is to download the Autoruns tool from Microsoft Sysinternals and uncheck the vspdfprsrv.exe. Find it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902 It's easy and it works. And you're in control of things.
Johan Aa

Summary: 3 users judge vspdfprsrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Expert PDF or PDF Pro

To remove PDF Pro from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Expert PDF or PDF Pro in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if vspdfprsrv.exe (PDF Pro) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PDF Pro. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PDF Pro or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or vspdfprsrv.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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