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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,415
United States Rank #1,338
Reach 0.4922%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.56 days
134.49 days >
Average installed length: 70.66 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.90% 0.18% 0.08% 0.25% 0.09% 0.66% 0.07% 0.40% 0.71% 0.11% 24.25%
7.0.911.611 0.02%
7.0.510.429 14.34%
7.0.410.326 33.47%
7.0.313.1030 0.71%
7.0.312.615 0.82%
7.0.310.226 8.68% 4.01% 0.34% 8.28% 1.52%

Foxit PhantomPDF

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Foxit PhantomPDF is a software program developed by Foxit Software. The most common release is 7.0.410.326, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 IconName.exe. The setup package generally installs about 192 files and is usually about 504.88 KB (516,994 bytes). The installed file FoxitUpdater.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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of Foxit PhantomPDF come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foxitsoftware.com
Help link: www.foxitsoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foxit PhantomPDF\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A4023BDF-82D5-412D-9D58-8C2819EBFE2E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 504.88 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit PhantomPDF

Program executable:IconName.exe
Additional files:
  • trackreview.exe - Foxit Track Review (Track Review)
  • foxitphantompdf.exe - Foxit PhantomPDF (Foxit PhantomPDF 7.0)
  • SendCrashReport.exe - SendCrashReport
  • FoxitUpdater.exe - Foxit Updater
  • 64bitmailagent.exe - 64Bit MAPI Mail Agent
  • fpc_exceladdin_x64.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Reliable, Affordable, Efficient (Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Excel Plugin)
  • fpc_exceladdin_x86.dll
  • fpc_pptaddin_x64.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: PowerPoint Plugin
  • fpc_pptaddin_x86.dll
  • fpc_wordaddin_x64.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Word Plugin
  • fpc_wordaddin_x86.dll
  • outlookaddin_x64.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Outlook Plugin
  • outlookaddin_x86.dll
  • fxc_proxyprocess.exe - Foxit PDF Printer: Reliable, Affordable, Efficient (Foxit PDF Printer: Save file)
  • pdffilt_x64.dll - Foxit PDF IFilter Pro (64bit) for OEM
  • fpdfrms.dll - Foxit RMS PDF Protection tool x86 (Protect Sensitive PDF Documents)
  • converttopdfshellextension_x64.dll - ConvertToPDFShellExtension
  • foxitprinterplugin_x64.dll - FoxitPrinterPlugin.dll (Foxit PDF Printer: Printer Plugin)
  • foxitprinterplugin_x86.dll
  • rmsencryption.dll - Creator RMS Encryption
  • ifilterengine1_x64.dll - Foxit PDF IFilter Pro
  • converttopdf_x64.dll - Foxit PDF Convertor
  • converttopdf_x86.dll
  • httpcallwebservice.dll - HttpCallWebService (Use WinHttp Call WebService Interface)
  • activation.exe - Foxit PhantomPDF Activation
  • delmodule.exe - DelModul.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ConvertToPDFShellExtension_x64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Foxit_ConvertToPDF' with a class of {C5269811-4A29-4818-A4BB-111F9FC63A5F}.

How do I remove Foxit PhantomPDF?

Quickly and completely remove Foxit PhantomPDF 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 PhantomPDF 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 PhantomPDF, 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 PhantomPDF.

Win 10 98%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.46%
Windows 7 1.49%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 79.93%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 8.72%
Windows 8.1 4.75%
Windows 10 Pro 2.91%
Windows 7 Professional 0.97%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 0.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.79%
  Italy 14.18%
  France 5.47%
  United Kingdom 5.29%
  Germany 3.63%
  Canada 3.28%
  Spain 2.71%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Australia 1.37%
  Brazil 1.05%
  Singapore 0.92%
  Norway 0.90%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Belgium 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 44.09%
Acer 42.55%
Hewlett-Packard 12.46%
Dell 0.43%
Lenovo 0.24%
Toshiba 0.09%
MSI 0.05%
Samsung 0.02%
Common models
Acer Aspire E5-573G 5.78%
Acer Aspire E5-573 4.64%
HP Notebook 3.95%
ASUSTeK X540SA 3.72%
Acer Aspire ES1-531 2.82%
Acer Aspire one 1-431 2.60%


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