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justuff 20. Jan 2012 08:33 AM

bullzip pdf printer
 
Hi.

I was going to download bullzip pdf printer as recomended here http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...pdf-writer.htm but when I looked at one of the recent comments I saw that one of the other highly recomended products in the section, PDFcreator, may include toolbars and malware. This made me a little cautious, so I was wondering if someone can comfirm that bullzip is still a safe product.

Thanks.

Anupam 20. Jan 2012 09:25 AM

Yes, it is safe. On one installation screen though, it shows checkboxes to install Ghostscript lite, and pdf tools. Make sure you uncheck the pdf tools option if you don't want it.

PdfCreator is safe too. It includes pdfforge toolbar, but while installation, it gives you the screen where you can opt out of it. The software contains no malware. If a software contains malware, it won't be listed on our site. As far as possible, our editors evaluate every software, and include warnings as appropriate, if any software contains any extra bundled material.

Remah 20. Jan 2012 09:38 AM

I recently tested it for Windows 64-bit without issue.

justuff 20. Jan 2012 11:52 AM

Thanks for clearing that up about bullzip. As for possible malware in PDFcreator I realise that no application containing malware would get a recomendation, but this comment, http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...#comment-87211 seems to indicate that it may have gone bad at some point.

Thanks.

Anupam 20. Jan 2012 12:00 PM

Sometimes people do not pay attention while installation, and get toolbars, and other things, and then blame either the vendors, or the reviewers for not telling them about it. Not anyone's mistake, but their own.

Anyways, I installed PdfCreator after reading that comment, didn't find any suspicious thing yet.

df1995 14. Nov 2013 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anupam (Post 67538)
Yes, it is safe. On one installation screen though, it shows checkboxes to install Ghostscript lite, and pdf tools. Make sure you uncheck the pdf tools option if you don't want it.

PdfCreator is safe too. It includes pdfforge toolbar, but while installation, it gives you the screen where you can opt out of it. The software contains no malware. If a software contains malware, it won't be listed on our site. As far as possible, our editors evaluate every software, and include warnings as appropriate, if any software contains any extra bundled material.

The installation package says that Bullzip will probably not work without Ghostscript .

Is this untrue?

Anupam 14. Nov 2013 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by df1995 (Post 94628)
The installation package says that Bullzip will probably not work without Ghostscript .

Is this untrue?

It's true actually. Bullzip does require installation of Ghostscript. It says so on this page:

http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

joeguru 14. Nov 2013 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by df1995 (Post 94628)
The installation package says that Bullzip will probably not work without Ghostscript .

Is this untrue?

The Ghostscript thing had me concerned at first too, but no worries. I like Bullzip.

joeguru 09. Feb 2015 03:47 AM

trojan warning
 
I just tried to download bullzip from their website and comodo av said it stopped a Trojan virus during installation. :(

MidnightCowboy 09. Feb 2015 04:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeguru (Post 107904)
I just tried to download bullzip from their website and comodo av said it stopped a Trojan virus during installation. :(

This is a false positive because everything scans clean, including by Comodo. :)

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e...dc3e/analysis/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/e3...is/1423452269/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2...f3f3/analysis/
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/bullzip.com/
http://zulu.zscaler.com/submission/s...d75-1423452734


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