New pdfsam-starter

Category: Bug fix PDFsam Basic
Tags:

Hi everybody,
as some of you may already know by the forum, a couple of days ago McAfee antivirus reported an infection in the pdfsam-starter.exe. I’m sure it’s a false positive and I already reported it to McAfee attaching the sources of the pdfsam-starter hoping that they will fix this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime I released a patch containing a new pdfsam-starter.exe which fixes an issue on Windows 7 64bits (bug #3050730) and that McAfee likes it more than the previous one. The patch can be found here, I also included the sources so anybody can check them or even compile the starter. I really hope to have a fast feedback from McAfee and I was also thinking about dropping the pdfsam-starter executable (that is the only Windows executable included in the package) in next releases, leaving there only the .bat script to avoid any further trouble with the wonderful world of Windows/Virus/AntiVirus.

Andrea

«

Comments

  1. Alex
    October 6th

    Excellent

  2. wiebe
    October 11th

    thank you

  3. Maarten
    October 22nd

    I get the message ‘cannot find javaw.exe’. Does anyone know how to solve this?

    Genuin Win7 prof 64-bit

  4. Maarten
    October 22nd

    I fixed it! I saw a topic here on pdfsam with the solution…

  5. Roger
    October 29th

    Thanks top bit of software +++

  6. Dom
    November 15th

    How do I fix this ‘cannot find javaw.exe’ problem? Tried downloading the patch above and it still doesn’t work! Becoming increasingly frustrated having uninstalled and downloaded it several times without success. HELP!

  7. andrea.vacondio
    November 16th

    Install java from java.com

  8. Cristina
    November 17th

    OK

  9. aga
    March 29th

    How do I fix this ‘cannot find javaw.exe’ problem? Tried downloading the patch above and it still doesn’t work! Becoming increasingly frustrated having uninstalled and downloaded it several times without success. HELP!

  10. LL
    November 24th

    how can I download the sampdf to combine the doc. and excel onto 1 pdf file…?! Tks!

  11. anuchai
    April 16th

    thank

  12. Alan
    August 16th

    Thanks for dealing with this – False Positives are a pain!

  13. Benigno
    September 1st

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware also detects pdfsam-starter.exe as a TROJAN.Agent.Vgenix. 🙁

  14. Hispanic
    September 24th

    #15, i haven’t any problem with Malware… (?)

  15. HUbert
    October 29th

    I have downloaded the patch. It asks me for a “jar” it can´t find. Anybody able to tell me please in which directory to copy the batch so that it will solve the problem?
    Thanks

  16. ??
    April 22nd

    thank you?it’s very useful!

  17. dan zan
    August 27th

    I really like pdfsam, but I have mixed pdf files with portrait and landscape mixed in the same pdf file. I have
    35 pdf files to make all pages into portrait from landscape. The program does this very well with just letting
    me pick the individual pages to rotate from landscape to portrait. However after doing all of the pdf files
    I have found that the rotations I performed won’t hold, that is they go back to landscape for the pages
    that I rotated to portrait. Is there a fix for this. I use Foxit reader and foxit shows that the rotation I performed
    is ok but when I print with my epson stylus photo r680 printer, I preview the pdf files and the files show that the pages rotated to portrait from landscape are all back at landscape. Additionally, I have to use a 180 rotation in order to use pre-punched 3 ring binder printer paper and all printing is done with reverse printing the last page first
    and the first page last. any solution for my problem? dan zan zandan@netzero.net

  18. Scott
    September 16th

    LL – you have 2 choices you can combine the excel material into your .DOC file and then save as a PDF or you would save the .DOC as a pdf and then save the excel as a PDF and then use pdfsam to merge them. If you don’t have a save to pdf option on microsoft office then download CUTE pdf writer which creates a printer on your computer and anything you print to it becomes a PDF file.

    pdfsam is designed to work with PDF files, its not going to work with .doc and .xls files.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *