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Should I replace Adobe Reader with Foxit Reader?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:50 PM

What are your reviews on Foxit Reader?

Small Question: Can Foxit Reader view PDF files inside IE just like Adobe Reader?

Edit:

I was reading one of the reviews in Download.com and the user says:

"Danger: Create a restore point if you have to install!"

by (Name Removed) on November 26, 2008

Pros: Unknown. In order to do anything that Adobe reader doesn't already do - better, you must install other spyware-laden crap.

Cons: Created a toolbar that would not uninstall, even after uninstalling program. Created unasked for shortcuts and entries in favorites.

Does it really do this?

Edited by Lloyd T, 27 November 2008 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:00 PM

I have used foxit reader for awhile now and have not had a problem, I love it.. Yes it does open PDF file in IE as well as in Firefox

And the only reason that guy said about the toolbar is because he installed it!! It does not come prepackaged with it!
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

How about the "you must install other spyware-laden crap" part?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

no you do not have to install anything with it.. Just download it from the foxit site. or download.com and there is no third part stuff on it
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:48 PM

How about "Created unasked for shortcuts and entries in favorites"?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 06:10 PM

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
Foxit gives its users some advanced features included in Foxit Reader for free. For users who check for updates automatically, install Foxit Toolbar, or install free links to eBay, they can get some paid features with no charge. For more details, please see below.....................

Go to the link above and see what they offer. Basically you get a free PDF reader and if you install the Foxit Toolbar and
the links to EBAY you get a couple more tools free that you would otherwise pay for.

It is that simple.

ALWAYS download from the developer's site for any program when it is available. There are many sites that provide downloads that are piggybacked with malware especially the ones that have "cracked" programs.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

Created a toolbar that would not uninstall, even after uninstalling program. Created unasked for shortcuts and entries in favorites.


The problem with most people is when they install things, they don't bother to read anything. They just keep clicking Next
Be honest. When's the last time you read an entire EULA instead of just clicking Agree?
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#8 Lloyd T

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:37 PM

When's the last time you read an entire EULA instead of just clicking Agree?


The last time I read one was when I installed Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. But that was also the first time.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:34 PM

Seriously,one would have to be a Lawyer to decifer some of there EULAS. Some are pages long.
Most are user friendly anyway,or they would be out of business.
More importantly, before you click Install,read what your installing,and uncheck the boxes like adding Toolbars,Changing Home Page,etc,unless you really want, all this added crapola. :thumbsup:















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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:59 PM

Well, I did hear about a program that analyzes EULA's. Just copy and paste and it will tell you any interesting stuff in the EULA (like adware and stuff).

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:40 PM

Be honest. When's the last time you read an entire EULA instead of just clicking Agree?


When I was installing 3DS Max 2009 Student version (about 3-4 weeks ago). I was bored in class, so I decided to read it (as well as figure something out, but I could never really figure it out, so I'll have to ask my teacher :thumbsup: )

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:00 PM

Foxit Reader is a standalone application, that doesn't require installation.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:13 PM

Foxit Reader is a standalone application, that doesn't require installation.


Please clarify. What do you mean "doesn't require installation"?

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:04 PM

Foxit Reader is a standalone application, that doesn't require installation.


Please clarify. What do you mean "doesn't require installation"?


It does not have an installer. It can be either installed as an .exe or it can be downloaded in a .Zip file that does not require installation. It also is not bloated like Adobe Reader is. For more info just Google Foxit Reader.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:06 PM

So does that mean I can just run it directly from the exe file when I download it?




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