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tushR 27. Jun 2010 08:22 PM

This appears to be becoming the name of the game - change anything with or without user permission.
Foxit, ASK...in a way you expect these things from these companies...but Microsoft? I installed Windows Live Essentials beta...there is no custom install there...it installed addons in the browser (for bing search), also some kind of search protection manager in the memory...without any user consent (try installing it with Winpatrol installed in the PC...watch the fun). If the live Essential installation fails, it says it reverting back the changes it has made...good part is that it leaves all changes it made to the search settings.

terrawarra 17. Jul 2010 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drh2020 (Post 27179)
I am now boycotting foxit after it's most recent version installed a browser search bar (ask.com) without asking me and then proceeded to change my home page to an obscure web link that malwarebytes blocked as insecure. In previous versions of foxit there was an installer option to prevent this but not in the current version (April 2010). If you search on various forums and blogs you will find references to this issue. I complained to filehippo.com about this and so far no response from them nor warnings on their download page for foxit. Some links related to this issue:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail...r/1102316680/1
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/04/s...icktimeitunes/

I agree with your boycott comments. My advice is to get rid of Foxit,.. I used it for a couple years and believed it to be the best. Following the advice of the good people who make up this site, I recently changed to "PDF XChange Viewer". This comprehensive yet light PDF reader certainly makes Foxit seem a little dated by comparison. Foxit was good in its day but the world has moved on. When software starts making changes to our PCs without asking permission first, then get rid of it !

http://download.cnet.com/PDF-XChange...-10598377.html

bo.elam 18. Jul 2010 05:58 AM

I was going to install PDF XChange Viewer but when I saw that it also has the
Ask toolbar, I stopped the install.

Bo

terrawarra 27. Jul 2010 12:01 PM

No big deal,.. just uncheck the Ask Toolbar option during the install. Far to often we skip through the installation procedure without taking time to carefully examine what is being installed.

Av_Crazy 27. Jul 2010 12:05 PM

Using sumatra pdf reader now...its also good

26Dolphins 27. Jul 2010 02:58 PM

Hi,
Going for the portable version of any reader that has one, saves you a lot of hassle, plus you won't even know the app comes with ... extra goodies.
bo.elam, this applies to PDF XChange Viewer as well, try it it's a very good pdf reader.

bo.elam 29. Jul 2010 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 26Dolphins (Post 32908)
Hi,
Going for the portable version of any reader that has one, saves you a lot of hassle, plus you won't even know the app comes with ... extra goodies.
bo.elam, this applies to PDF XChange Viewer as well, try it it's a very good pdf reader.

Thanks 26Dolphins, I will try it sometime. I know that Foxit also have one.
I can upload the Foxit msi (no toolbar) to Rapidshare, if someone wants it.
Foxit sometimes, like now, dont make it available at their site.
Bo

26Dolphins 30. Jul 2010 01:08 PM

Hi bo.elam,
I assure you that the msi installer for Foxit was listed here:http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php when it first came out. The whole lay out was different, the .exe, .zip and .msi installer were listed where "More Download" is now.
It must have been taken down sometime after June 30th - I wonder why :D.

bo.elam 31. Jul 2010 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 26Dolphins (Post 33206)
Hi bo.elam,
I assure you that the msi installer for Foxit was listed here:http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php when it first came out. The whole lay out was different, the .exe, .zip and .msi installer were listed where "More Download" is now.
It must have been taken down sometime after June 30th - I wonder why :D.

They are always playing the game of "now is available and later is not". I dont
know the reason for, sometimes, taking the msi out but probably it has to do
with the Ask toolbar sponsoring of their software. I go often to their page and
what you describe is the behavior that I seen all the time.
The page gets modified often and the look depends on whether the msi is
available for download or not. When the latest version came out the msi was
listed, like you said, but it was taken out shortly.

Bo

vasa1 31. Jul 2010 04:17 AM

I was lucky. Soon after Bo mentioned the msi, I visited the site and it was there although not in a position designed to grab eye-balls. I run Foxit with scripting disabled and in Sandboxie.


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