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Windows 7: Suggestions for a free PDF Reader ?

27 Feb 2014   #11
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I know others will disagree, but I have been using the Adobe reader again since version X, (now XI) (used Foxit before) and have had no issues as in the past. I do wish it had tabbed views though.


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27 Feb 2014   #12
437emanuel

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi

I'm using the free PDF XChange Viewer and I'm quite happy with it.

Cheers,
Emanuel
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27 Feb 2014   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Nitro PDF

Hi,

I used Foxit Reader for a long time but switched to Nitro PDF some time ago. I signed up using a disposable email address so that I could download it.

It does install a service that I keep set to disabled. Never had a problem with it.

Suggestions for a free PDF Reader ?-nitro-services.jpg

Preferences are configured as shown in the following screenshot and also javascript is disabled (it's the setting below "internet access").

Suggestions for a free PDF Reader ?-nitro-reader-preferences.jpg

Nitro PDF does connect to the internet to send usage statistics and this is blocked by my firewall. I had to set it up to block connection manually.

I check for Nitro PDF program updates manually also.

It's not configured to display PDF content in my browser(s). Mostly I use the Cyberfox built in PDF viewer for online PDF viewing.

Suggestions for a free PDF Reader ?-cyberfox-options.jpg


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02 Mar 2014   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Been using Sumatra PDF since dumping Adobe looong ago
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02 Mar 2014   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Hi Dave,
I was aware of Foxit Cloud and so far have had no issues with it and have left it.
It seems some people are having issues the Foxit Cloud in the latest version.
Cloud preventing foxitreader from closing and installer/plugin stupidity - Foxit Corporation Forums
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02 Mar 2014   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I used Nuance at one time I haven't re-downloaded it though because I don't use or view pdf's much anymore but didn't have any issues with it before ?
PDF Reader - PDF Reader | Download Free PDF Reader Software - Nuance
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04 Mar 2014   #17
b0bl335wa993r

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I'm using Sumatra Portable one. It has very less print of about 8-14 MB when reading a 115 pages book. I guess it's a small one, ain't it?
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09 Mar 2014   #18
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions!
I'm testing this when I have time
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09 Mar 2014   #19
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
I know others will disagree, but I have been using the Adobe reader again since version X, (now XI) (used Foxit before) and have had no issues as in the past. I do wish it had tabbed views though.
Totally agree with you. The original and official Adobe Reader is the only thing you need, and since it's official and not a third party clone, it's has the best feature support we can get, and for free of course.

The only "crapware" it installs is a service that is used for automatic updates, which can be safely disabled (at the cost of need to update manually when needed) or easily blocked by firewalls to prevent it to phone home.
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09 Mar 2014   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Adobe is a great reader, it's just so bloated...and big and uses much more resources than Foxit, Sumatra, and others.
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