What is PDFClient.exe?

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 PDFClient.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.

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PDFClient.exe file information

The process known as Jaws PDFClient Application belongs to software Jaws PDF Creator or Jaws PDF Desktop Suite by Global Graphics Software (

Description: PDFClient.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PDFClient.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 315,392 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 438,272 bytes or 450,560 bytes. 
The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. PDFClient.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramJaws PDF Desktop Suite.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDFClient.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PDFClient.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.


User Comments

Part of Global Graphics "Jaws PDF Creator"
  SK   (further information)
acts as printer to convert print jobs to a pdf file
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Summary: Average user rating of PDFClient.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think PDFClient.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving PDFClient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PDFClient. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PDFClient.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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