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Windows 7: Foxit PDF Reader Released

22 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post
... but I think that it (probably) still phones home
The Comodo Firewall can take care of that.


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22 Jan 2011   #12
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post

@mitchell64 - which site is that?
It is the link in the first post by Airbot
Thank you. D'oh, I went to FoxitSoftware but ended up here:
Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

.. but it's the same file :)

And there's a v4.3 manual on this page:
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22 Jan 2011   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Thanks Airbot.

Done. Deleted the Ask toolbar. Ran registry cleaner to see if any remnants left. None to remove.

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22 Jan 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkStar GT View Post

.. but it's the same file :)
The exe and zip version may both be the same size (4.3 MB), but they are not the same file.Using 7Zip the exe can be extracted and this is what it contains,

Foxit PDF Reader Released-foxit.png

The zip version contains the following,

Foxit PDF Reader Released-foxit1.png

which the extracted folder can be placed anywhere you want. As previously said all you do is run the exe in it once to set it as the default PDF viewer, etc. There is nothing to install.

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22 Jan 2011   #15
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Sorry that I was not clear in my reply - I meant that the .zip that I download from Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows is the same as the one on the page that Airbot linked to.

Anyway, it's all good here.
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22 Jan 2011   #16

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Just in passing, I don't use Foxit PDF Reader. I actually use Adobe Reader X (previously I used all the earlier versions from Adobe).

However some years ago I acquired Foxit's PDF Editor which gave me what I was looking for at the time, since I didn't own Adobe Acrobat (though I do now).

Recently I upgraded to the latest version of Foxit's PDF Editor. And apparently as with Foxit PDF Reader the installation file installed ASK without my "asking" for it, and I was naturally miffed. It's been a while so I can't remember the details... whether it just got installed automatically (even though I am sure I took the "custom install" approach if offered as I ALWAYS do that no matter what the software product) or whether I thought I'd opted out and it went in anyway. Whatever the story, it went in.

However after the install, I went to Control Panel -> Programs and simply UNINSTALLED ASK which was shown there as an installed program. This uninstall went fine. No remnants, no problems, no ASK.
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22 Jan 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

The easiest way when you already installed Foxit before, get the ZIP unpack it and simply exchange the installed Foxit.exe for the unzipped new version. If you want to, do the same with the updated plugin and you're all set

That's how I update Foxit, Q-Dir and a few others like forever
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25 Jan 2011   #18
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

I've installed v4.3 from the Foxit Reader help >> Check for Updates menu
And used the Help >> Install updates dialogue to install the Firefox plugin (the .fzip file).

However, PDF links on web pages in Firefox 3 would not open in Foxit; Adobe Reader was always used, no matter what Option / Preference I set in Foxit Reader, Adobe Reader or Firefox.

On further investigation I saw that the npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll in the program files folder ...\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\ was still the old one. So I manually copied over the new dll from ...\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins\

This works - the PDF now display in a Firefox window (or tab), but I must have missed something simpler. Any ideas what?
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24 Feb 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Released.

information   Information

Bug Fixed:
Fixed an unexpected termination of the Foxit Reader software that is caused by illegal accessing memory when opening some special PDF documents.

Foxit Software - Downloads(Latest Version)
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25 Feb 2011   #20

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Thank you so much for posting the availability of Foxit Reader v4.3.1.0218 because it is the first version of this great PDF reader that I have been able to install without having to chase down and remove adware in a long time!

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