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bo.elam 15. May 2010 03:03 AM

My experience with Foxit has been as good as it can be expected,
and NO toolbar. If you want to use a good and light PDF reader
that works smooth then DL Foxit without the toolbar using the MSI
installer(third installer down the list).

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/download.php

This installer is like a slim version with NO chances whatsoever of
getting the toolbar installed.
Bo

bo.elam 18. May 2010 04:15 AM

There has been a change at the Foxit website because of a update,
and I don't see the slim installer (no toolbar) anymore so be careful.
Bo

tushR 18. May 2010 08:47 AM

I would say if somebody needs a software (only a small list is available for now) without all the crapware (Read ASK :mad:) then you can try this: http://ninite.com/

This is sort of a repackaging service using silent switches, they make sure that they take off all the crapware while doing so (i last tested it a month back :rolleyes:).

vasa1 18. May 2010 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tushR (Post 28961)
I would say if somebody needs a software (only a small list is available for now) without all the crapware (Read ASK :mad:) then you can try this: http://ninite.com/

This is sort of a repackaging service using silent switches, they make sure that they take off all the crapware while doing so (i last tested it a month back :rolleyes:).

What about the portableapps version? Don't they also clean up software?

bo.elam 19. May 2010 04:01 AM

tushr thanks for the link.
Bo

tushR 19. May 2010 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vasa1 (Post 28971)
What about the portableapps version? Don't they also clean up software?

Portable Version? Not sure off, I believe they do so...but that's altogether different category.
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For not so techie people :rolleyes:... "Ninite" has almost everything they would need minus spywares :).

vasa1 26. May 2010 07:40 AM

My local newspaper has this:
Free PDF reader released to take on Adobe.

... Nitro PDF Reader was available for download online at nitroreader.com

Caution: I haven't been there, haven't done that :p

HeWhoRocks 28. May 2010 05:29 PM

I agree entirely with you all as regards Ask toolbars: they are like a disease. That said, how is installing Foxit or any other Ask afflicted ware any different to going to the supermarket? I get my stuff, go to the checkout and i am offered stuff i don't want .

Q "Do you want the computers for schools vouchers sir?"
A "No."

Q "Do you have a loyalty card sir?"
A "No"
Q "Do you want a loyalty card sir?"
A "No"

Q "Do you wish me to pack your shopping sir?"
A "Do what?"
Q "Your shopping sir, would you like me to pack it?"
A "Umm...would you like to pack it?"
Q "It would be my pleasure sir"
A "Then no...i have no interest in pleasuring you"

And so on. I just installed Foxit a week or two ago, and i did it carefully using custom install, and i said No where appropriate. I have no Ask toolbar, no links to ebay, nothing but Foxit.
If i stopped using supermarkets because they offer me stuff i don't want i would have nowhere to shop.
I understand why you guys don't want Foxit but for me unchecking a box or two is a small price to pay for an app that does what i need it to.

Av_Crazy 29. May 2010 06:40 AM

Nicely Said grf

RussB 26. Jun 2010 04:02 PM

Even if you miss the check boxes to not install the Ask search bar or addon, you can always go back and remove them and/or uninstall them later. You can do this without touching Foxit Reader.


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