The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the creator-ws.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as PDF Architect (version 4, 3) or Soda PDF (version 3D Reader) belongs to software PDF Architect (version 4 Create Module, 3 Create Module) or Soda PDF (version 3D Reader Create Module) by pdfforge GmbH or LULU SOFTWARE LIMITED.
Description: Creator-ws.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Creator-ws.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 851,168 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 740,568 bytes, 772,832 bytes or 623,416 bytes.
The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Creator-ws.exe is not a Windows system file. Creator-ws.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as creator-ws.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the creator-ws.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with creator-ws. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the creator-ws.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.