How to uninstall Foxit Reader - A Step by Step Guide

By on April 5, 2010 5:35:18 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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1. Go to program files and delete the foxit directory

2. search you computer for 'npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll' and 'FoxitReaderOCX.ocx', delete any copies of them that you find.

3. Install Adobe Acrobat Reader. (now just adobe reader); it will automatically reclaim all associations previously taken up with foxit

4. Install your PDF viewer of choice (SumatraPDF recommended) and set it to be your default PDF viewer. Any association that your PDF viewer fails to claim (because it is not as intrusive) will fall back to acrobat reader.

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April 5, 2010 8:37:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Agree with the sumatra option ,don't agree with reinstalling that adobe crap ,as for foxit what's wrong with add/remove mmmm perhaps i did delete the left over folder out of progfiles can't remember,dopdf is supposed to be good if you want to print pdf's out,i have just never used it yet it's lite like sumatra

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April 5, 2010 10:12:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What's wrong with Foxit Reader? Been using it for ages now, much better than Adobe Reader.

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April 5, 2010 10:19:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What's wrong with Foxit Reader? Been using it for ages now, much better than Adobe Reader.

You got me... I've been using it for years.  It's a much leaner and grossly smaller PDF reader than Adobe.

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April 6, 2010 1:33:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Foxit isn't as lean as sumatra

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April 6, 2010 3:29:57 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Foxit has no uninstall...

my process was:

Adobe reader to foxit reader to sumatra.... however when I Switched to sumatra I found that foxit has no proper uninstall and that now every PDF I came across gave me an error about not being able to load foxit. I googled and googled but nobody knew how to properly uninstall it completely. (some said search the registery and delete every mention of foxit, but it doesn't seem to be enough...)

installing the adobe reader is convinient because it will steal the remaining browser associations from foxit. Then you can install Sumatra and enjoy FOSS PDF Viewing... the end goal is NOT to go from foxit to adobe reader, but to go from foxit to sumatra

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April 6, 2010 3:46:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like the PDF-Xchange viewer by Tracker Software (free).......has an x64 version for Windows 7 and uninstalls thru the control panel.

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April 6, 2010 4:17:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Unfortunately I find the original posting, an opinion of advertising rather then a simple guide to removing software.

Foxit Reader has always been my choice of reading PDF documents , Adobe has really been sluggish from the get go and I never really looked back ever since Foxit was on my computer.

It just so happens GOG.com now distributes FoxIt with their newer titles

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April 7, 2010 7:45:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Lantec,
I like the PDF-Xchange viewer by Tracker Software (free).......has an x64 version for Windows 7 and uninstalls thru the control panel.

Yeah lantec that one looks pretty good looks like a web browser & everything,gonna have to try that one out

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April 7, 2010 9:26:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What's wrong with Adobe Reader?

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April 7, 2010 11:27:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Adobe is to say the least bloated & sluggish.

 

Nah didn't think that sounded right,foxit doeplace an uninstaller in add/remove & once uninstalled it takes the prog folder with it,don't seem to be any registry enties left either that i can see,makes me wonder what foxit you guys installed

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April 8, 2010 2:28:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bloated and sluggish? I don't think so. I use it for college. Reader fires up in under 20 seconds. Never had any issues with it.

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April 11, 2010 5:04:16 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

what kind of idiot reads what I said and thinks I am advertising adobe reader?

Adobe reader is indeed slow and sluggish, I switched to foxit because it was much faster. I then switched from foxit to sumatra which is even better, and is FOSS too.

At "worst" I am advertising SumatraPDF... its more of a "plug" then an "advertisement"... this is a legitimate guide in how to remove foxit which digs its claws deep into your PC and does not want to be removed.

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April 18, 2010 2:58:13 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

+1 karma

Saved me half an hour of fiddling to replace foxit - I needed to print something that didn't have a big ugly "printed with foxit" logo on it.

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December 13, 2010 9:06:36 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Foxit Reader-----Light weight freeware and as good as any professional pdf reader.And it is easy to fully uninstall Foxit Reader by doing as follows:

1. Close any other program running on your desktop.
2. Navigate to Foxit Reader installation folder, somewhere like C:\Program
Files\Foxit Software\foxit reader,the patch depends on where you installed foxit reader. Find the "Uninstall.exe" program, double click on it to uninstall it.
3.  Go to start menu to open the command run line, where input "regedit",
press Enter to open the Registry Editor. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software\Foxit reader, delete the Foxit reader folder there.

BTW, Foxit Reader has green-free installation version with all full features . Just download the zip package from foxit official website:http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php   unzip it to any folder you like ,and then just create a shorcut for it .

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March 3, 2011 4:08:46 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I used Adobe first, then Foxit, then PDF-XChange. The best there is. Excellent and very complete and useful interface. Performs functions that are pay in other software.

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December 11, 2012 1:03:31 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

What's wrong with Foxit Reader? I have used it for long. Unlike Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader is secure, customizable and easy to deploy on all Windows based systems.

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December 11, 2012 2:49:46 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting bernice_wei,
What's wrong with Foxit Reader? I have used it for long. Unlike Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader is secure, customizable and easy to deploy on all Windows based systems.

And doesn't uninstall properly, hence the guide on how to uninstall it in case you want to.

For example, because you want to install the superior SumatraPDF program

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December 11, 2012 5:07:26 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

PDF readers seem to be malware magnets. I use Foxit and disable its ability to connect to the internet. It is set to read offline docs only.

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December 17, 2012 3:17:50 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

For PDF Reader, I choose from Sumatra and Foxit (unlike Adobe for its slow speed).  Due to my work nature, I have to deal with lots pdf files. What I most appreciate is Foxit always show me clear presentation. Hope it can be better! 

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December 17, 2012 5:55:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My spam alarm goes off when a thread such as this pops up again after 18 months dormant.

Anyone here 'just passing through?'

[saves me looking]....

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December 17, 2012 10:20:31 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Anyone here 'just passing through?'

You know, I had assumed this was just a random thread necro but now that you said that I started thinking and looking and I think you are right. This is spam.

This thread was necroed by the following post:

Quoting bernice_wei,
What's wrong with Foxit Reader? I have used it for long. Unlike Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader is secure, customizable and easy to deploy on all Windows based systems.

1. The above sounds like a sales pitch

2. has jack to do with the topic of this thread.

3. this user registered specifically to make this post (check dates)

4. user has not made a single post since.

5. This is in fact his only post ever here

6. he did not respond to any replies

7. and his/her profile is blank

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December 17, 2012 11:57:17 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm kinda glad it got necro'd, been thinking about switching pdf reader, and Sumatra sounds like a good candidate to give a try. So, thanks berniece_wei, I'll be giving Sumatra and not Foxit a try.

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December 17, 2012 1:07:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It boggles my mind that a program is being recommended that comes bundled with the infamous "Ask Toolbar"

 

If you truly need an alternate PDF tool, I would highly recommend Nitro PDF reader:

http://legacy.nitropdf.com/free/

 Key benefits
    Create PDF from 300+ file types
    Comment, review, and collaborate on PDF files and other common solutions
    Fill, save, and submit PDF forms
    Enable/disable JavaScript™ and control Web-based interactivity from PDF files

 

 

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December 18, 2012 1:55:09 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frankief,
It boggles my mind that a program is being recommended that comes bundled with the infamous "Ask Toolbar"

Recommended by whom?

This is a thread on how to get rid of foxit (which is the program bundled with ask bar according to your picture).

I recommended SumatraPDF which is FOSS and I just tested and verified it is bundled with nothing.

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December 18, 2012 9:46:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

taltamir....

Yes, and also #19 ....not so much of the 'necro' but iffy all the same...

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