Are PDF Creator 10 and Software Marketing Ltd. safe ?

Good evening !
Having had to buy a new computer, I tried to transfer my Acrobat XI Pro from my old hard disk to the new one.
After many trials to make it work, I finally found out that my soft was a "fake" one, according to the Adobe official site, which did not recognize my user key.

I bought it (~$300.-) from "Buy Tech Solutions" in 2015. At the time it downloaded without problem and worked perfectly all those years….
I did a research on Internet and found a news Item confirming that "Buy Tech Solutions" went out of business un 2016 (?) and most probably was a "pirate" company.
I also found out that Adobe discontinued downloaded type of software and only works with monthly/yearly subscriptions on products that are linked to the Cloud.
As far as I am concerned, I DO NOT want to send my personnal documents, photos or anything on whatever Cloud that be.

I thus want to buy a soft that I can download on my computer and use only therein.
Searching the Inernet I found "PDF Creator 10" from "Software Marketing Ltd.".

Thus, my question is :
Is "Software Marketing Ltd." to be trusted and is its product safe ? In order for me to avoid the mishap described above.

Thanking whoever will be kind enough to enlighten me, I wish the Community a very happy Christmas !

With kind regards,
Newbye
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Check out the Student and teacher version of Acrobat Pro
You can buy it direct from Adobe.
Check the licencing conditions before purchasing.

Also on Amazon
(Read the reviews for installation help)
newbyeAuthor Commented:
Dear Eirman,
Thank you for your suggestion but unfortunately, I long passed the golden age of a student and am not a teacher. Whereas Adobe specifically requests proof those statutes to be eligible to use that version, the latter is out of reach for me.
Furthermore, it also is a Cloud related soft, which is teh kind of solution that I absolutely do not want, for privacy and security reasons.

Thus, that answer does not help me in my initial querry : Are PDF Creator 10 and Software Marketing Ltd. safe ?
Have a happy Christmas et thanks again !
Newbye
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
why don't you go to the source website for pdf creator 10 https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/download
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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
HI newbye,

I believe  PDF Creator is from pdfforge (not from Software Marketing Ltd)

In 2009 the Sourceforge Members Philip Chinery and Frank Heindörfer founded the company pdfforge GbR. This young company started around the well-known Sourceforge project PDFCreator and develops OpenSource and Freeware products around creating and modifying PDF documents. The focus lies on free software which can be installed, used and understood by everybody.

The core product is PDFCreator, which allows creating PDF documents from virtually any application. It supports more than 30 languages and has many options to influence the result. Some advanced features are particularly interesting for companies. It supports server installation and can be controlled by other applications.

https://www.pdfforge.org/

https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfarchitect/personal

Please check here (free and paid version)

https://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator/download

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nobusCommented:
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
newbyeAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all of you !
I thus will be able to download the correct version of a trustorthy soft from the original website.
Of course, I will take full responsability for any inconvenience that that download might provoke, but it seems OK anyway.
Again Merry Christmas to all of you.
Warm regards
Newbye
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