I'm looking for a free PDF printer for Windows (7) without any ads, toolbars etc.

Those I checked want to install toolbars, they claim that they are free, but you need to buy them (the download is free), etc.

I am looking for one functionality only: PDF printing. I don't want toolbars, I don't want extra functionality, I only want to print PDFs from my applications, without any additional settings.

  • Does this PDF are stored in your PC? – aston Oct 21 '15 at 10:07
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    @Aston (S)He does not want to print PDFs, but to PDFs. – user416 Oct 21 '15 at 11:19
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    It seems you know some that don't match your requirement. Would you mind listing them? – Thomas Weller Oct 22 '15 at 20:38
  • Example: CutePDF wants to install a toolbar (click cancel to avoid) and a virus scanner (click Decline to avoid) – Thomas Weller Oct 22 '15 at 20:39
  • From which source you need to "Print to PDF"? Is it TXT to PDF, Word to PDF?? – aston Oct 23 '15 at 6:42

I suggest PDFCreator. I've been using it for years and it does its job very well. It offers advanced features, too, e.g. encryption of the output file.

  • I checked this before, it is too complex for simple PDF printing. – user66638 Oct 21 '15 at 13:48
  • Without ads? That one always wants to install PDF Architect and things. – Thomas Weller Oct 22 '15 at 20:29
  • Just tried version 2.1.1: wants to install "Ad-Aware Web Companion", "Bing search" and browser tabs. You can click "Cancel" to avoid, but as I understood OP that's exactly what he does not want. – Thomas Weller Oct 22 '15 at 20:43
  • Well, I always uncheck all the extra options, but I can understand that some people don't even want to be bothered with them. – Oliver Oct 23 '15 at 9:33
  • I do not believe in these programs anymore. You do not know what else is installed to your computer. – user66638 Oct 23 '15 at 14:41

We use this older version of PDF Creator, originally from source forge. Installs as a printer, set parameters in registry (clear afterwards) from your program. We haven't yet figured out how to reliably get it to stop prompting for updates though. Link provides a silent install, no toolbars, no extras, no nuthin but a printer.

  • I'll check this, thank you. – user66638 Oct 23 '15 at 14:41

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