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Is NetWaiting from Adobe & is Foxit Reader Better?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Ladybbird, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. Ladybbird

    Ladybbird Guest Thread Starter

    May 1, 2008
    I dont use dial up, but suddenly I saw that NetWaiting appeared when I was doing a "clean up" by using Revo Uninstaller. It is not showing through my normal Windows Control Panel.... I have no idea where this came from, and I am wondering if it came from an Adobe update? (By the way I no longer install any Adobe updates after the probs their last 2 updates caused and they recognised)

    So if I dont use dial up, can I safely remove it from my laptop. The only time I receive calls whilst I am on the net, is through Skype

    I had read that Adobe does "bloat" one's system and that Foxit Reader is better.

    Any input or advice would be appreciated

    Thanks in advance...:)
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
    NetWaiting is not from Adobe, nor is it included in any Adobe downloads. In most cases it come pre-installed on a computer when it's bought or gets installed with a dial-up modem. Since it's for dial-up its not a new application nor would be it worth being packaged with Adobe or a new product as it wouldn't benefit more then a very small group pf users, toolbars are generally what are packaged with downloads. If you don't use it you can remove it.

    Some people prefer Foxit because it's simpler, quicker, doesn't install any background services, and many have less operating issues with it; I find less printing issues in a network environment with Foxit as opposed to Adobe Reader. Foxit Reader comes bundled with the Ask Toolbar so it's not bloatware free either.
  3. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    Been using Foxit Reader since Adobe came out with v10. Wrestled with the Adobe update for a few days, got fed up and removed Adobe completely. Installed Foxit PDF Reader and have never regretted doing so. Had some crash issues for while until I updated to the latest version 9.1.1. Excellent program.
  4. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    Close your browsers so plugins can be installed and uninstalled. Uninstall Adobe Reader and then install Foxit. I think it's much better, smaller, faster, and without unending updates. Allows some editing and notations. PDF-Xchange is another I like.
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