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Downloads:

3,539,063

Downloads of v 5.2.0:

45

Last Update:

03 Jan 2024

Published Date:

03 Jan 2024

Reviewed Date:

03 Mar 2024

Reviewer:

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Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • pdfforge

Tags:

pdfcreator pdf editor printer foss notsilent

PDF Creator

(Waiting for Maintainer to take corrective action)

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5.2.0 | Updated: 03 Jan 2024

Downloads:

3,539,063

Downloads of v 5.2.0:

45

Published:

03 Jan 2024

Reviewed:

03 Mar 2024

Reviewer:

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Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • pdfforge

PDF Creator 5.2.0

(Waiting for Maintainer to take corrective action)
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Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

A reboot is required after installing the dotnet4.7.2 dependency

Details

Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Warning:

At least one file within this package has between 5 and 10 detections

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chocolatey-community (maintainer) on 03 Jan 2024 18:11:48 +00:00:

User 'chocolatey-community' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 03 Jan 2024 18:46:12 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 03 Jan 2024 19:14:58 +00:00:

PDFCreator has been flagged as part of automated virus scanning.
Package virus scanning found that at least 1 file within, or downloaded by, the package has between 6 and 10 VirusTotal detections associated with it.
This package version cannot be approved without an exemption from a Moderator.

flcdrg (reviewer) on 21 Jan 2024 04:35:56 +00:00:

Scanner Status Change - Virus Scanner has been set to rerun

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 21 Jan 2024 05:32:41 +00:00:

PDFCreator has been flagged as part of automated virus scanning.
Package virus scanning found that at least 1 file within, or downloaded by, the package has between 6 and 10 VirusTotal detections associated with it.
This package version cannot be approved without an exemption from a Moderator.

flcdrg (reviewer) on 26 Jan 2024 05:49:27 +00:00:

Please resolve these to allow this package to be approved:

  • A high VirusTotal detection score needs to be investigated, for example checking with the software author. Hopefully it is a false positive, but even open source software is not immune. eg. a 'supply chain' attack could compromise an otherwise innocent application. If the total remains in the range 6-10, then you will need to append a note to the description indicating why there are false positive results for this package.

thanks,
David
Scanner Status Change - Virus Scanner has been set to rerun

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 26 Jan 2024 05:52:15 +00:00:

PDFCreator has been flagged as part of automated virus scanning.
Package virus scanning found that at least 1 file within, or downloaded by, the package has between 6 and 10 VirusTotal detections associated with it.
This package version cannot be approved without an exemption from a Moderator.

Windos (reviewer) on 03 Mar 2024 03:58:51 +00:00:

Echoing David's comment:

Please resolve these to allow this package to be approved:

  • A high VirusTotal detection score needs to be investigated, for example checking with the software author. Hopefully it is a false positive, but even open source software is not immune. eg. a 'supply chain' attack could compromise an otherwise innocent application. If the total remains in the range 6-10, then you will need to append a note to the description indicating why there are false positive results for this package.

Cheers,
Josh

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 23 Mar 2024 04:03:49 +00:00:

We've found PDFCreator v5.2.0 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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Description

PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

Features

  • Convert your documents to PDF, JPG, PNG, TIF and PDF/A
  • Merge and arrange multiple documents to one file
  • Profiles make frequently used settings available with one click
  • Use automatic saving to have a fully automated PDF printer
  • Secure against opening, printing or modifying your PDFs with a password
  • Support for digital signatures
  • COM interface for application or scripted actions

Package Parameters

The installer has a few options that can be configured via the --ia switch:

  • /NOICONS - No desktop or Start Menu icons will be created
  • /TASKS=!winexplorer - No integration with explorer. (I.E. no context menu)
  • /Printername=(name) - Use a custom printer name (default: PDFCreator)

Example use: choco install pdfcreator --ia '"/NOICONS /TASKS=!winexplorer"'

Notes


tools\chocolateyinstall.ahk
; This script will exit after 2 minutes (a slow download could cause failure)
SetTimer, TimeOut, 120000

DetectHiddenWindows, on
__Welcome:
; Welcome window
WinWait, Setup - PDFCreator, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
WinGet, appid, ID, Setup - PDFCreator, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
WinHide, ahk_id %appid%
; Expert settings checkbox
sleep, 100
ControlClick, TNewCheckBox1, ahk_id %appid%, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
sleep, 100
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard

__PrinterName:
; Printer Name window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Printer name, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Welcome to the PDFCreator Setup Wizard) {
    goto, __Welcome
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Printer name

__Destination:
; Select destination window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Destination Location, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Printer name) {
    goto, __PrinterName
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Destination Location

__Components:
; Select Components window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Components, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Destination Location) {
    goto, __Destination
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Components

__StartMenu:
; Select Start Menu Folder window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Start Menu Folder, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Components) {
    goto, __Components
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Start Menu Folder

__AdditionalTasks:
; Select Additional Tasks window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Select Additional Tasks, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Start Menu Folder) {
    goto, __StartMenu
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, &Next, ahk_id %appid%, Select Additional Tasks

__Ready:
; Ready to Install window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Ready to Install, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Select Additional Tasks) {
    goto, __AdditionalTasks
  }
}
; Install button
ControlClick, &Install, ahk_id %appid%, Ready to Install

__PDFArchitect:
; PDF Architect (Don't want) window
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, PDF Architect, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Ready to Install) {
    goto, __Ready
  }
}
; Next button
ControlClick, No thanks, ahk_id %appid%, PDF Architect

__OptionalOffer:
; Install Complete Optional Offer window (definitely don't want)
WinWait, Setup - PDFCreator, Installation Completed, 30
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, PDF Architect) {
    goto, __OptionalOffer
  }
}
; Skip button
ControlClick, Skip, Setup - PDFCreator, Installation Completed

__Completing:
; Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
WinWait, ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard, 1
if ErrorLevel {
  if WinExist(Setup - PDFCreator, Installation Completed) {
    goto, __OptionalOffer
  }
}
while WinExist(ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard) {
  sleep, 200
  ; Show Help checkbox
  ControlClick, TNewCheckListBox1, ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
  sleep, 500
  ; Finish button
  ControlClick, &Finish, ahk_id %appid%, Completing the PDFCreator Setup Wizard
}

ExitApp

TimeOut:
ExitApp 120
tools\PDFCreator-5_2_0-Setup.exe.exe
md5: 01C283988C93D390D4C81C38BF00ABEE | sha1: 4315C9C1D1ABD1D6BFC1ACE76CB507BD1F0E6B5E | sha256: 055F227FACD235F2D552027DDB73CEDAC92ED76104B6F1411F2192A2CB507907 | sha512: 3DE9F0EFFC714C9751FEA0193E6CF9903E5023AAB9C6830D3D19503148FDD3AB34A14C7E6AEBDFA1A6C509BF80B50139A78A7A331FF0F266D632FCA9B8FF5E96
tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$installArgs = $('' +
  '/NORESTART /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /SP- /LOG ' +
  '/COMPONENTS="program,ghostscript,comsamples,' +
  'languages,languages\bosnian,languages\catalan,languages\catalan_valencia,' +
  'languages\chinese_simplified,languages\chinese_traditional,' +
  'languages\corsican,languages\croatian,languages\czech,languages\danish,' +
  'languages\dutch,languages\english,languages\estonian,languages\finnish,' +
  'languages\french,languages\galician,languages\german,languages\greek,' +
  'languages\hebrew,languages\hungarian,languages\italian,languages\irish,' +
  'languages\ligurian,languages\latvian,languages\lithuanian,' +
  'languages\norwegian_bokmal,languages\polish,languages\portuguese_br,' +
  'languages\romanian,languages\russian,languages\serbian_cyrillic,' +
  'languages\slovak,languages\slovenian,languages\spanish,' +
  'languages\swedish,languages\turkish,languages\valencian_avl"'
)

$toolsPath = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'exe'
  file           = "$toolsPath\PDFCreator-5_2_0-Setup.exe.exe"
  softwareName   = 'PDFCreator'
  silentArgs     = $installArgs
  validExitCodes = @(0)
}

# Make sure Print Spooler service is up and running
# this is required for both installing, and running pdfcreator
try {
  $serviceName = 'Spooler'
  $spoolerService = Get-Service -Name $serviceName
  if ($spoolerService -eq $null) { throw "Service $serviceName was not found" }
  Write-Host "Print Spooler service state: $($spoolerService.StartMode) / $($spoolerService.Status)"
  if ($spoolerService.StartMode -ne 'Auto' -or $spoolerService.Status -ne 'Running') {
    Set-Service $serviceName -StartupType Automatic -Status Running
    Write-Host 'Print Spooler service new state: Auto / Running'
  }
}
catch {
  Write-Warning "Unexpected error while checking Print Spooler service: $($_.Exception.Message)"
}

$ThisComputer = Get-WmiObject -Class win32_computersystem

# silent install requires different methods for domain-joined systems
if ($ThisComputer.partofdomain -eq $true) {
   Write-Warning 'Silent install of PDFCreator is not supported on domain-joined systems like this one.'
   Write-Warning 'Silent install will be attempted, but is less certain.'
   $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsPath 'chocolateyInstall.ahk'
   $ahkEXE = Get-ChildItem "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\autohotkey.portable" -Recurse -filter autohotkey.exe
   $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkEXE.FullName -ArgumentList "$ahkFile" -PassThru
   Write-Debug "AutoHotKey start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
   Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$($ahkProc.Id)"
} else {
   $packageArgs.SilentArgs = "/VERYSILENT $($packageArgs.SilentArgs)"
}

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Get-ChildItem $toolsPath\*.exe | ForEach-Object {$null = New-Item "$_.ignore" -Type file -Force}

if ($ahkFile) {
   if (get-process -id $ahkProc.Id -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {stop-process -id $ahkProc.Id}
}
legal\VERIFICATION.txt
VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The embedded software have been downloaded from the listed download
location on <http://download.pdfforge.org/download/pdfcreator/list>
and can be verified by doing the following:

1. Download the following <https://download.pdfforge.org/download/pdfcreator/PDFCreator-stable?download>
2. Get the checksum using one of the following methods:
  - Using powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
3. The checksums should match the following:

  checksum type: sha256
  checksum: 055F227FACD235F2D552027DDB73CEDAC92ED76104B6F1411F2192A2CB507907

The file 'LICENSE.txt' has been obtained from <https://github.com/pdfforge/PDFCreator/blob/dbbe3558157f5861bff35dcb37b328b679b0ccfd/LICENSE>
legal\License.png
 
legal\LICENSE.txt
License is removed from source repository as such this file is empty.
According to their license page at <https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/license>
distribution is still allowed, and source code is still covered under the AGPL license.

See License.png for a copy/screenshot of the above webpage taken 2021-01-12.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

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