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bkpeck

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Thank you thank you thank you
We were having problems with Adobe Reader crashing!! I did a search on here and found Foxit...no more crashes.!!!

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I stopped using Adobe Reader after version 5 and changed over to Foxit that was many times better and used to be so small you could put it on a floppy.
I know use PDF-XChange Viewer I like even better.
Just see Installers Hall of Shame (Unwanted add-on) to know what is added to lots of programs. Foxit and PDF-XChange Viewer both now have a (Unwanted add-on) but the portable version does not. http://www.calendarofupdates.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=16109&st=220&p=100707&#entry100707
I use the msi installer that does not have the (Unwanted add-on) on them either. You need to install it under a Admin account because you have no (run-as) option to install with Admin rights.
 

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Besides the fact that Adobe Reader has become very bloated, it puts entries in the startup list when you install or update it. Foxit Reader is much smaller and is a good replacement for opening and viewing PDF files.

Just for your information, if you didn't uncheck the 2 boxes and then click "Decline" while you were installing Foxit Reader, it installed an unneeded toolbar and add-ons without your knowledge.

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Plus with Foxit Reader you have the updater. So if you did not install the the toolbar you have to watch out later that you do not install the toolbar by using the updater.
 

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Should I uninstall Adobe reader? I unchecked the boxes but still got the toolbar...can I get rid of it??
 

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Thanks Hewee ...I removed the Ask toolbar. Now I will remove the Reader!!
 

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My Adobe reader will no longer open allowing me to view PDF's. So I go and try to get the newest version and am having trouble at their D/L page.

So I find this Foxit thing and people seem pleased with it. I find I am unable to uninstall the Adobe products from my PC. My system tells me something is in use.

Can I just D/L Foxit and my life will be put back to normal and I will return to a happy state?

Thanks

BTW - Hi hewee, it has been a long time.
 
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Good to see tea Rep,

Maybe Adobe reader has a add-on like the Browsers add-on so a .pdf opens in the Browser.
Also anything that is in the start-up that loads at boot.

But yes you can get Foxit or if I was you I would get PDF-XChange Viewer I talked about above. Get the msi installer that has no toolbar.
I love how I can export all the settings and mark .pdf files and take notes etc and it remembers even after a new fresh install. But I export to to make sure I have a back-up.
 
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