84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Foxit Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,491
United States Rank #6,574
Reach 0.1176%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.64 days
992.35 days >
Average installed length: 521.41 days


VersionDistribution 63.23% 18.30% 18.47%

Foxit Reader 5.1

What is Foxit Reader?  (from Foxit)

Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows the user to open, view, and print any PDF file. Foxit PDF Reader includes features like annotations, forms filling, highlighting text, and the ability to add text to PDF documents.


Foxit Reader 5.1 is a program developed by Foxit. The most used version 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 main program executable is foxit reader.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 33.75 MB (35,391,189 bytes). Foxit Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 28% of users of Foxit Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foxitsoftware.com/?Language=en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 33.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit Reader 5.1

Program executable:foxit reader.exe
Name:Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader 5.1, Best Reader for Everyday Use!
Path:C:\Program Files\foxit software\foxit reader\foxit reader.exe
Additional files:
  • FoxitEReader30_813_Setup.exe - Foxit Reader part of Intel(R)Education by Foxit Setup (Foxit Reader part of Intel(R)Education by Foxit Setup)
  • FoxitReader502.0718_enu_Setup.exe - Foxit Reader 5.0 Setup
  • Uninstall.exe - Foxit Reader Uninstall
  • UninstallPrint.exe - FoxitTool Application
  • Foxit Updater.exe - Foxit Updater
  • FoxitReader.exe - Foxit Reader (Foxit Reader 5.4, Best Reader for Everyday Use!)
  • pdfreader.exe - Foxit Reader 5.1, Best Reader for Everyday Use!
  • FXCUSTOM.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • UnInstallPDFReaderPlugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Foxit Reader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5593631-AB42-4E74-B4F4-2340F5F17407}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F52C2BB9-1955-4D9B-9BD9-C9523A1FFB3A}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\unins000.exe'.
  • Foxit Reader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.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?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Foxit Reader 5.1, 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 Reader.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.70%
Windows XP 12.74%
Windows 10 10.36%
Windows Vista 3.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.62%
Windows 7 Professional 15.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.12%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.85%
  Germany 7.72%
  Brazil 4.86%
  Iran 4.43%
  France 4.19%
  MA 3.33%
  DZ 2.74%
  United Kingdom 2.66%
  Italy 2.47%
  Vietnam 2.35%
  Indonesia 2.12%
  Canada 1.88%
  Hungary 1.84%
  India 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.04%
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Acer 15.40%
ASUS 8.79%
Lenovo 3.91%
Toshiba 3.91%
Intel 3.31%
Samsung 2.25%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Medion 0.83%
Sahara 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.59%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.79%
HP 630 Notebook PC 1.80%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 1.80%

About Foxit

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.