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What is pdfpro8hook.exe?

Part of Nuance PDF Products by Nuance Communications

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How does pdfpro8hook.exe run?

Process - pdfpro8hook.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pdfpro8hook.exe is executed by the process gaaihodoc.exe (PDF Converter Professional by Zeon).

How does pdfpro8hook.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pdfpro8hook.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PDFProHook' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Professional 8\pdfpro8hook.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the pdfpro8hook.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of pdfpro8hook.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Nuance PDF Products?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is pdfpro8hook.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00089% CPU8947.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.89 MB RAM50.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 5 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              21 GDI objects14.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
705 context switches/sec705.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nuance\pdf professional 8\pdfpro8hook.exe

What else is related?

Nuance PDF Products Stability

pdfpro8hook.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: kernelbase.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: kernelbase.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: kernelbase.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications provides speech and imaging applications. Current business products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steerin More...
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File details

File name: pdfpro8hook.exe
Publisher: Nuance Communications, Inc. (verified)
Name: Nuance PDF Products
Description: PdfPro8Hook.exe
Version: 8.0.12523.2141
Product version: 8.0
Size: 1.92 MB
Original file name: PdfPro8Hook.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/9/2011
Expiration date: 7/4/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0021895007%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012947701%
User CPU: 0.00089473052861%
Privileged CPU time: 1671.52 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5 ms
CPU cycle count: 485,470,705
CPU cycle count /min: 205,188,282
Context switches /sec: 705
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 97.73 MB
Peak committed memory: 113.91 MB
Paged memory: 10.89 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.37 MB
Paged system memory: 159.89 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.75 KB
Working set memory: 8.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.42 MB
Min working set memory: 6.43 MB
Private memory: 10.89 MB
Page faults: 8,490
Page faults /min: 76
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 87
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 5.58 MB
Read transfer /min: 14.21 KB
Total write operations: 2,301
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 519.07 KB
Write transfer /min: 933 Bytes
Total other operations: 51,143
Other operations /min: 106
Total other transfer: 171.32 KB
Other Transfer /min: 319 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 21
Peak GDI objects: 30
USER objects: 12
Peak USER objects: 18
Handle count average: 167
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Professional 8\pdfpro8hook.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Professional 8\PdfPro8Hook.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PDFProHook
Command: "C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Professional 8\pdfpro8hook.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: fd87aa753217a1291bddbb95ecf30565
SHA-1: d05e8d88269d192ecd6a7f7e3b2f453699710610

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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