PDF Protection Remover

PDF Protection Remover

Remove all protections and restrictions from your encrypted PDF documents
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There is no need any longer to have Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your system to be able to remove the various PDF restrictions that prevent your files from being modified, printed, copied, etc. PDF Protection Remover is capable of decrypting any set of PDF files easily and of restoring all those restrictions to their original state, so that you can open it with any PDF viewer or editor.

If you think that you can now use this tool to break the lock that keeps protected PDFs protected, you have been misguided. PDF Protection Remover hasn’t been designed to remove whatever passwords protect a PDF file, but to remove its restrictions. If the PDF file has been encrypted with an owner and a user password, you will be asked to enter them to process the file. This is not a tool to break password-protected PDFs, but a way of getting rid of its user restrictions without having to purchase expensive PDF editors. This will allow you to distribute encrypted PDFs over a network or via e-mail safely, allowing others to remove any restrictions locally without the need of a full-featured and pricey PDF editor to do that.

Having said that, PDF Protection Remover is able to deal with all kinds of PDF encryption algorithms – both 40- and 128-bit RC4 algorithms and 128- and 256-bit AES encryption keys are fully supported. The program offers a simple interface where you can load any number of protected files and remove all their limitations in one single operation. Its straightforward functionality doesn’t offer room for customization – the program will set all restrictions to their original state, without offering you the option to reset selected restrictions only or to protect the file again after use. Despite the program’s own limitations, its usefulness cannot be denied. Even if constrained to certain specific scenarios, PDF Protection Remover will surely help you to improve the level of security of the online distribution of your encrypted PDF files.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Batch protection removal.
  • Does not require to have Adobe Acrobat products installed.
  • Removes all restrictions and protections with one click

Cons

  • No removal customization options or settings
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