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What’s pdfeditor.exe (pdfeditor)? Is it safe or a virus?

PDFEditor.exe by Xiaoya Lab is a software application designed to edit and modify PDF files.

It enables users to create, edit, and convert PDF documents with ease. The program offers a variety of editing tools, including the ability to add or remove text, images, and shapes, as well as the ability to rearrange and reorganize pages within the document. Additionally, PDFEditor.exe allows users to annotate and mark up PDFs, insert watermarks, and securely sign and protect documents with passwords. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive features, PDFEditor.exe provides a convenient solution for managing and customizing PDF files.

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Who makes pdfeditor.exe (pdfeditor)?

We’ve found Xiaoya Lab should be the publisher of pdfeditor.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 21, 2024

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