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vasa1 07. Aug 2010 05:51 PM

I have installed version 4.1.1.0805.

No ask toolbar.

I did read the installation instructions.

Quote:

Users who do not read the wording on that page carefully might assume that unchecking the checkboxes is all it takes to avoid installing the toolbar on the system.
Source

English is not my native language. I had no problem understanding the wording. Much ado about nothing.

Anupam 07. Aug 2010 06:16 PM

Thanks a lot for sharing that link 26Dolphins. Its now clear how people are getting the Ask Toolbar even after choosing not to install it. I had come across similar tactics being used by another software, but I don't remember which one.

These are really shady techniques to dupe the user into installing unwanted software.

bo.elam 07. Aug 2010 09:17 PM

Like Vasa1, I dont have a problem but I dislike all toolbars and will never
have one installed. Hopefully the pleasant experience that I have had with
Foxit does not change in the future. Since my original installation, over a
year ago, I have always updated from within the program and have never
had the toolbar pushed on me.
I wish Foxit made it easy to choose whether or not to have the toolbar
installed and not hard as it is now.

Bo

jimsing59 25. Feb 2011 08:58 PM

Foxit Reader
 
Foxit Reader has learned from their mistake and now Foxit Reader is back. They also share the code.

garth 25. Feb 2011 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimsing59 (Post 47099)
Foxit Reader has learned from their mistake and now Foxit Reader is back. They also share the code.

So no more toolbar trickery then?

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/announc...111117556.html

Sope 25. Feb 2011 10:24 PM

Apparently they are very crafty with it too.

Descibed here, along with how to avoid it :-
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/f...r-toolbar.html

garth 25. Feb 2011 10:59 PM

I'm not in any hurry to switch back to Foxit. Since the toolbar installation phase is still exactly as it was, it still looks like a trick to catch out the impatient and the unwary to me. If anything the whole thing looks even worse than it was before, and the fact that somebody has gone to the trouble of creating a tutorial for the installation of a pdf reader minus spyware kind of underlines that for me. Thanks Foxit but no thanks.

oblivion 11. Mar 2011 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garth (Post 47105)
Thanks Foxit but no thanks.

I tried FoxIt a while back and came to pretty much the same conclusion.

My preferred PDF reader is SumatraPDF It's free, fast and works very well. There's also a portable version.


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