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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 #632
United States Rank #690
Reach 1.0634%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.23 days
272.31 days >
Average installed length: 143.08 days


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Foxit PhantomPDF

What is Foxit PhantomPDF?  (from Foxit)

Ideal for groups of all sizes, Foxit PhantomPDF Standard delivers the right features at the right price to deliver professional looking PDF documents. Once documents have been converted to PDF, it is easier to perform edits and modifications in PDF instead of converting them back and forth between different file forma...  Read more


Foxit PhantomPDF is a software program developed by Foxit. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 IconName.exe. The setup package generally installs about 168 files and is usually about 668.01 KB (684,039 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 48% of users of Foxit PhantomPDF come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foxitsoftware.com/PDF_Editor
Help link: www.foxitsoftware.com/?Language=en
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{9C12128F-FDFC-4BC9-BCE2-7DDDB640EF11}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6A4318B1-BB04-4DE4-88B0-3CEE13537BAF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 668.01 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit PhantomPDF

Program executable:IconName.exe
Additional files:
  • Activation.exe - Foxit PhantomPDF Activation
  • FoxitPhantomPDF.exe - Foxit PhantomPDF (Foxit PhantomPDF 6.0)
  • FoxitUpdater.exe - Foxit Updater (Foxit_Updater)
  • exectprint.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Reliable, Affordable, Efficient (ExectPrint)
  • foxit phantompdf.exe - Foxit PhantomPDF 5.5.6
  • fx_abbyy_ocr.dll - Foxit OCR Engine (FX_ABBYY_OCR)
  • awl.dll (by ABBYY) - ABBYY Windows Library
  • barcode.dll (by ABBYY Software) - OCR Technology (Barcode Recognition DLL)
  • export.dll (by ABBYY Software) - Export DLL
  • finenet.dll (by ABBYY) - FineNet Library
  • fineobj.dll - Fine Objects Classes Library (Unicode version) (FineObjects Classes Library Core)
  • fobjeventsrc.dll - FineObjects Classes Library Event Source Resources
  • fontsupport.dll - FontSupport DLL
  • frengine.dll - ABBYY FineReader Engine
  • image.codec.abbyylossless.dll - AbbyyLossless Compression Codec
  • image.codec.ccitt.dll - CCITT Compression Codec
  • image.codec.jbig2.dll - JBIG2 Compression Codec
  • image.codec.jpeg.dll - JPEG Compression Codec
  • image.codec.lzw.dll - Lempel-Ziv-Welch Compression Codec
  • image.codec.packbits.dll - Packbits Compression Codec
  • image.codec.zip.dll - Deflate (Zip) Compression Codec
  • image.format.bmp.dll - Windows Bitmap File Format Handler
  • image.format.djvu.dll - DjVu File Format Handler
  • image.format.gif.dll - GIF File Format Handler
  • image.format.jbig2.dll - JB2 File Format Handler
  • image.format.jpeg.dll - JPEG File Format Handler
  • image.format.jpeg2k.dll - JPEG 2000 File Format Handler
  • image.format.pcx.dll - ZSoft PCX/DCX File Format Handler
  • image.format.pdf.dll - PDF File Format Handler
  • image.format.png.dll - PNG File Format Handler
  • image.format.tiff.dll - Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Handler
  • image.format.wic.dll - WIC-Based File Format Handler
  • image.helper.djvu.dll - LizardTech DjVu Library Wrapper
  • image.helper.pdf.dll - Adobe PDF Library API Wrapper
  • image.services.core.dll - Core Image Services
  • langinfo.dll - Language information and character encoding tools
  • langinfounicode.dll - Unicode, code pages and languages support library
  • morphology.dll - ABBYY Morphology Engine
  • nlcmorphology.dll
  • advanced editor.exe - Foxit PhantomPDF Advanced Editor (Foxit PhantomPDF Advanced Editor, the first REAL editor for PDF files!)
  • frengineprocessor.exe - FREngine Processor
  • npfoxitphantompdfplugin.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Plugin for Mozilla (Foxit PhantomPDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape)
  • pdfenginelight.dll (by callas software gmbh) - pdfEngineLight
  • recognizer.dll - OCR/ICR Components Manager
  • recpage.dll - Core OCR Component
  • regexp.dll - Regular expressions engine
  • splrt.dll - Spl runtime environment
  • synthesis.dll - Text Analyzer DLL
  • textlayout.dll - Document Processing Infrastructure Objects Library
  • foxitphantompdfbrowserax.dll - FoxitPhantomPDFOCX ActiveX Control Module
  • fpc_exceladdin_x86.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Excel Plugin
  • fpc_pptaddin_x86.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: PowerPoint Plugin
  • fpc_wordaddin_x86.dll - Foxit PhantomPDF Printer: Word Plugin
  • imgseg.dll - Image segmentation module for scaned images
  • abbyyzlib.dll - FineTools Class Library (ABBYY Zlib component)
  • awlgdi.dll - ABBYY Windows Library Gdi
  • dl91ace.dll (by Datalogics(tm)) - APDFL 9.1.0PlusP4d (Color Library for Adobe(r) PDF Library)
  • dl91adobexmp.dll (by Datalogics(tm)) - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • dl91agm.dll - Rasterization Library for Adobe(r) PDF Library
  • dl91are.dll - Adobe Raster Express Library for Adobe(tm) PDF Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfoxitphantompdfplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFoxitPhantomPDFPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npFoxitPhantomPDFPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@foxitsoftware.com/Foxit PhantomPDF Plugin,version=1.0,application/vnd.xfdf' with a plugin key of '@foxitsoftware.com/Foxit PhantomPDF Plugin,version=1.0,application/vnd.xfdf' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • foxit phantompdf.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83F4D4D2-BC32-4F9B-A2F2-BA40EBC7571E}' (runs on registration).
  • FoxitPhantomPDF.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3DF07324-0580-4AE5-B94D-D73F31BC1EDC}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • advanced editor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit PhantomPDF\Advanced Editor\Advanced Editor.exe'.

How do I remove Foxit PhantomPDF?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Foxit PhantomPDF you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 91%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.19%
Windows 7 8.40%
Windows XP 0.31%
Windows Vista 0.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.38%
Windows 10 Home 27.55%
Windows 8.1 Connected 11.37%
Windows 7 Professional 5.74%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.26%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.39%
  Italy 7.34%
  United Kingdom 6.87%
  France 6.00%
  Germany 4.09%
  Canada 3.49%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Australia 2.06%
  Spain 1.59%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Mexico 0.96%
  Norway 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.89%
Acer 36.01%
ASUS 17.72%
Dell 0.81%
Lenovo 0.12%
Samsung 0.05%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 11.83%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 8.90%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 6.64%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 5.36%
Acer Aspire E5-571 4.49%
Acer Aspire E5-521 2.30%

About Foxit

Foxit Corporation focuses on providing application solutions for reading, generating, organizing, and securing PDF documents.
Publisher URL: www.foxitsoftware.com


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