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Foxit Reader


Foxit Reader is a software program developed by oszone.net. 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. The primary executable is named foxitreader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 70.72 MB (74,156,081 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 28% of users of Foxit Reader come from UA, it is also popular in Russia and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.FoxitSoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foxit software\foxit reader
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\INF\FoxitR.inf,Uninstall_x86
Estimated size: 70.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit Reader

Program executable:foxitreader.exe
Name:Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader 6.0, Best Reader for Everyday Use!
Path:C:\Program Files\foxit software\foxit reader\foxitreader.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallPrint.exe (by Foxit) - FoxitTool Application
  • Foxit Updater.exe (by Foxit) - Foxit Updater
  • Foxit Reader.exe - Foxit Reader (Foxit Reader 6.2, Best Reader for Everyday Use!)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • SendCrashReport.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Foxit Reader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3C347A0-558D-4935-8319-8318EA444888}' (runs on registration).
  • FoxitReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4B174454-C1D0-4441-8828-BB81EC63EF25}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FoxitReader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.exe'.

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) 57%
Win 7 9%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.22%
Windows 8 21.62%
Windows XP 12.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 49.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.33%
Windows 8 Pro 10.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.59%
Windows 7 Starter 2.74%
Windows 10 Pro 2.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.54% of installs come from UA
Which countries install it?
  UA 27.54%
  Russia 14.49%
  Iran 8.70%
  United States 5.80%
  MA 4.35%
  BY 2.90%
  DZ 2.90%
  Argentina 2.90%
  IQ 2.90%
  Spain 2.90%
  KG 2.90%
  Kazakstan 1.45%
  Vietnam 1.45%
  Dominican Republic 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Dell 17.54%
Acer 17.54%
ASUS 12.28%
Toshiba 7.02%
Lenovo 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Intel 1.75%
Alienware 1.75%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.14%
Gigabyte M68M-S2P 3.57%
HP 250 G1 Notebook PC 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.79%

Publisher URL: www.oszone.net


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