What is PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll?

PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about PDFCreator Toolbar.

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PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll file information

The process known as PDFCreator Toolbar belongs to software PDFCreator Toolbar or PL/SQL Developer (version 7) or HP Backup and Recovery or Skype by unknown.

Description: PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 806,912 bytes (77% of all occurrences) or 757,760 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include C451C08A-EC37-45DF-AAAD-18B51AB5E837. PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll file is not a Windows core file. PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of PDFCreator Toolbar or PL/SQL Developer 7 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll. Therefore, you should check the PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If PDFCreator Toolbar has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Adds a toolbar in the Internet Explorer bar to create PDFs from webpages. Is part of the PDF Creator software.
  hberaldi   (further information)
part of the free-pdf creator, needs printer to turn .docs into .pdf-format with toolbar right in the browser for immediate transformation, no harm so far

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll: based on 6 votes with 2 user comments. 5 users think PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PDFCreator_Toolbar issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active PDFCreator_Toolbar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the PDFCreator_Toolbar.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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