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Should I remove Foxit Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #705
United States Rank #1,036
Reach 1.1187%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.98 days
206.03 days >
Average installed length: 108.26 days


VersionDistribution 2.29% 5.04% 2.40% 5.99% 9.92% 14.57% 8.51% 4.00% 10.08% 21.83% 15.36%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Foxit Software

Foxit Reader


Foxit Reader is a software program developed by Foxit Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named foxitreader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 96 files and is usually about 104.85 MB (109,947,394 bytes). The installed file Foxit Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of Foxit Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foxitsoftware.com
Help link: www.foxitsoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 104.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit Reader

Program executable:foxitreader.exe
Name:Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader 7.0, Best Reader for Everyday Use!
Path:C:\Program Files\foxit software\foxit reader\foxitreader.exe
Additional files:
  • fxdecod1.dll - Foxit Reader Addon: JBIG2/JPEG2000 Decoder
  • Foxit_JS_ExObjects.dll - FoxitReader Addon:Javascript Support
  • Uninstall.exe - Foxit Reader Uninstall (Uninstall for Foxit Reader)
  • FoxitReader31_enu_Setup_091125.exe - Foxit Reader Setup
  • FoxitReader706.1126_enu_Setup.exe
  • FoxitReader708.1216_prom_L10N_Setup [1].exe
  • TrackReview.exe - Foxit Track Review (Track Review)
  • Foxit Reader.exe - Foxit Reader (Foxit Reader 3.1, Best Reader for Everyday Use!)
  • 64BitMailAgent.exe - 64Bit MAPI Mail Agent
  • FPC_ExcelAddin_x64.dll - Foxit Reader PDF Printer: Reliable, Affordable, Efficient (Foxit Reader PDF Printer: Excel Plugin)
  • FPC_ExcelAddin_x86.dll
  • FPC_PPTAddin_x64.dll - Foxit Reader PDF Printer: PowerPoint Plugin
  • FPC_PPTAddin_x86.dll
  • FPC_WordAddin_x64.dll - Foxit Reader PDF Printer: Word Plugin
  • FPC_WordAddin_x86.dll
  • frdvpr_drv_x64.dll - Foxit Reader PDF Printer: Virtual Printer Driver
  • frdvpr_drv_x86.dll
  • frdvpr_ui_x64.dll - Foxit Reader PDF Printer: Printer Configuration Module
  • frdvpr_ui_x86.dll
  • FXC_ProxyProcess.exe - Foxit PDF Printer: Reliable, Affordable, Efficient (Foxit PDF Printer: Save file)
  • FPDFRMS.dll - Foxit RMS PDF Protection tool x86 (Protect Sensitive PDF Documents)
  • FCUpdateService.exe - Foxit Cloud Safe Update Service
  • ConvertToPDFShellExtension_x64.dll - ConvertToPDFShellExtension
  • FoxitPrinterPlugin_x64.dll - FoxitPrinterPlugin.dll (Foxit PDF Printer: Printer Plugin)
  • FoxitPrinterPlugin_x86.dll
  • RMSEncryption.dll - Creator RMS Encryption
  • ConvertToPDF_x64.dll - Foxit PDF Convertor
  • ConvertToPDF_x86.dll
  • HttpCallWebService.dll - HttpCallWebService (Use WinHttp Call WebService Interface)
  • Activation.exe - Foxit Enterprise Reader Activation
  • UninstallPrint.exe - FoxitTool Application
  • SendCrashReport.exe
  • Foxit Updater.exe - Foxit Updater
  • FoxitUpdater.exe
  • GdpAnalytics.exe (by Soft365) - GdpAnalutics (Analytics)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • unins002.exe
  • UnInstallPDFReaderPlugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ConvertToPDFShellExtension_x64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Foxit_ConvertToPDF_Reader' with a class of {A94757A0-0226-426F-B4F1-4DF381C630D3}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • FoxitReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF369B88-0B9E-4E61-8DF8-E7CC1262ED1B}' (runs on registration).
  • Foxit Reader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3C347A0-558D-4935-8319-8318EA444888}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C20C40EB-04D3-4FC3-8910-7DFFF912CAFA}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F52C2BB9-1955-4D9B-9BD9-C9523A1FFB3A}' (runs on registration).
  • FCUpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'Foxit Cloud Safe Update Service' (FoxitCloudUpdateService) "Provide service for Foxit Cloud products, once to stop the service, is likely to affect your Foxit Cloud product safety.".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Foxit Reader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.exe'.
  • Foxit Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Updater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Foxit Updater.exe
Memory:4.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0041365227%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00244321%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00169332%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:360,978
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:87 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:77.9 KB
105.02 KB average
Foxit Reader.exe
Memory:32.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0126333326%
Kernel CPU:0.01086124%
User CPU:0.00177210%

How do I remove Foxit Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Foxit Reader from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Foxit Reader from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Foxit Reader, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Foxit Reader.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.42%
Windows 8 45.58%
Windows XP 2.86%
Windows Vista 2.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.01%
Windows 7 Professional 12.63%
Windows 8.1 12.34%
Windows 10 Home 8.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.36%
  Germany 7.56%
  United Kingdom 5.95%
  France 3.22%
  Brazil 3.07%
  Canada 2.99%
  Italy 2.34%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  India 2.27%
  Australia 2.01%
  DZ 1.52%
  MA 1.49%
  Vietnam 1.20%
  Egypt 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.34%
Dell 21.17%
Acer 17.07%
ASUS 12.03%
Lenovo 8.07%
Toshiba 4.80%
Samsung 3.66%
Intel 1.24%
Medion 0.74%
American Megatrends 0.74%
MSI 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.08%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.64%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.40%


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