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Windows 7: Is Foxit Reader Safe?

04 Mar 2010   #1
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
Is Foxit Reader Safe?

Is Foxit safe to use. I know Adobe had problems with hacks and many updates to fix. I am curious if Foxit can also be exploited with a hacked PDF file.

Jim


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04 Mar 2010   #2
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

No it is not. It's also vulnerable to exploits. At least the ones that haven't been fixed by the software developer anyway.

That being said, I use FoxIt over Acrobat.
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04 Mar 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Is Foxit safe to use. I know Adobe had problems with hacks and many updates to fix. I am curious if Foxit can also be exploited with a hacked PDF file.

Jim
yap foxit is same..and not save too...
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04 Mar 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

its about as safe as any other pdf reader... but i use foxit, because (in my experience) it opens pdf's quicker than adobe, especially ones opened directly from the net
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04 Mar 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use FoxIT as well. It's so much faster and smaller than Adobe's product...so it fits my style a whole heck of a lot better.
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04 Mar 2010   #6
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I'm using PDF-XChange Viwer
it's free, lightweight alternative for acrobat reader
cheers
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04 Mar 2010   #7
TGSoldier

 
 

Die hard adobe user here.

But foxit is good too
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04 Mar 2010   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

After a little research I found this about FoxIt. It seams they did have some security problems and they have been addressed. As long as they stay on top of the issues I think I will give FoxIt a try.

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader 3.0 for Windows

Jim
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04 Mar 2010   #9
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I find adobe reader to be better for usage. If you open a pdf file with adobe reader and foxit, you will find that foxit uses less memory initially. However, if your pdf file is long, like many pages long, if you scroll all the way down the document, you shall see moderate increase in ram usage for adobe reader and huge increase in ram for foxit.

Just my suggestion =)
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10 Mar 2010   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Sumatra PDF reader supposedly does not have the security issues found in Adobe products. I have been using it for a couple of months with no issues.
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