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What is pdfsty.exe?

Part of PDF Complete by PDF Complete Inc

Description of pdfsty.exe from PDF Complete Inc
PDF Complete Corporate Edition is easy to use PDF viewing and creation software that allows you to create documents with security permissions, optimize images, combine files to PDF, and more! Scan paper documents into searchable text with optical character recognition technology. Select, copy, and search for words and phrases within your scanned documents.
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How does pdfsty.exe run?

Process - pdfsty.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pdfsty.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does pdfsty.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pdfsty.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PDF Complete' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.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 0.2% of all Boost users have the pdfsty.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pdfsty.exe users, 56.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pdfsty.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     1.63 MB RAM7.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pdf complete\pdfsty.exe

Are there other versions of PDF Complete?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6000.0)
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File details

File name: pdfsty.exe
Publisher: PDF Complete Inc (verified)
Name: PDF Complete
Description: Sentry for PDF
Product version: 3.0
Size: 323.78 KB
Original file name: pdfsty.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: PDF Complete
Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Expiration date: 2/13/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003177762%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003177762%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 780005 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 162,848,700
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 39.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 40.63 MB
Paged memory: 1.63 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.66 MB
Paged system memory: 77.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.16 KB
Working set memory: 464 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.08 MB
Min working set memory: 320 KB
Private memory: 1.63 MB
Page faults: 1,475
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 13
Total read transfer: 1.17 KB
Total write operations: 13
Total write transfer: 1.47 KB
Total other operations: 249
Total other transfer: 3.95 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
USER objects: 7
Handle count average: 67
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PDF Complete
Command: C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 189143a3943760112de09b584dd7ed81
SHA-1: cedbfcdc8a6d100fbbe22641cea3139a56990aa9

PE image details

File packed: No
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