Foxit Reader

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    "Smaller, Quick & more Secure, but installation hassle"

    May 26, 2011  |   By krosafcheg


    Functional; and no "constant" security updates required.


    No easy opt-out toolbar installation, advertisements & nag tab.


    Unfortunately, v4.3.1.0323 would only download v5.0.1.0523 update, not install it. I had to manually download/install the full version. And after the installation shoved unwanted items onto my hard drive, I considered rolling back to the previous version, turning off its auto-update, and shopping for a replacement PDF reading program.
    But I am content (for now) after I:
    - uninstalled the toolbar (via Windows' Add or Remove Programs)
    - stopped the advertisements (delete %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Advertisement folder)
    - got rid of the upgrade nag on the tab bar (delete %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Start\images folder)

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  • Reply by LeslieReyn on May 28, 2011

    I just installed the and it reset my desktop... moving all my icon to the left side. I have a "standard" arrangement for my frequently used icons so I can find things on several computers. This was NOT on my morning To Do List.

    Otherwise, I love the FoxIt Reader!!!

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