April 7th, 2010, 10:52 PM
As many of you already know FOXIT is a .pdf file reader.
I got a heads up today to update it, which I did..............using my normal method of downloading the file then launching it.
It wanted to know if it could change my search browser to ask.com and add some toolbar and some other crap.
Now, the defaults appeared to be yes, given that the defaults were green ticks.......so I unchecked them.
Then, about a half-hour later one of my "system policemen" pops up and says "this ask.com thing wants to update itself"
What is it about "NO" that FOXIT does not understand.........???????????????
I now regard it as crapware, scumware and top of my DOS (delete on sight) list.
If you have stock:
Opinion: Strong sell (whilst some mug will buy it?)
April 8th, 2010, 12:35 AM
April 8th, 2010, 12:55 AM
That's really horrible news. It's the only PDF reader I've used for years
April 8th, 2010, 01:00 AM
Just block the crap (This ask.com stuff and what ever else ) via your Firewall. That way it carn't send nor recieve data.
i've used this Foxit once before in the past didn't like it much and i'm happy to use adobe to handle my .pdf needs.
April 9th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Yeah, my firewall was blocking it already.
To get rid of it: (XP SP3)
1. Go to C:\program files and delete the "Ask" folder.
2. Run CCleaner's registry fix tool.
3. In FireFox go to the add-ons part of "Tools" and uninstall the toolbar.
Or use whatever method your browser uses for plug-in/add on management.
And it should all be gone and you can still use Foxit.
April 9th, 2010, 12:58 PM
April 9th, 2010, 01:40 PM
I don't seem to have that folder, but yet the ask toolbar option appears in IE.
April 9th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Then I guess it is just installed as a plug-in to the browser?............I just looked at my IE8 and there is no toolbar there...........but FF is my default browser?
April 9th, 2010, 08:42 PM
http://www.whoismadhur.com/2009/04/0...ader/#comments the above link is 5 free alteratives to adobe ive used pdf xchange and perfect pdf are perticularly good it basically boils down to what your needs are i stopped using fox it and adobe months ago , there is also one someone suggests in the user comments at the bottom that i love called STDU veiwer i think it even has tabbed browsing interface so you can open more than one document at once i haven't played with it much latly but will when i get a new computer
Originally Posted by nihil
im a Steve Wozniak in a bill gates world
April 9th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Yeah, that's what I just assumed. It's an ActiveX most likely. I checked in downloaded programs, where previous versions of windows used to store such things. Also checked the C drive as suggested, no sign of it.
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