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Foxit Reader

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/5/2018.

Foxit Reader: The Best PDF Reader. With Foxit Reader you can read and annotate PDF documents and fill out PDF forms.

Important Notes

  1. During reinstallation and uninstallation you must not have any open instances of Foxit Reader.
    This includes the Foxit Reader application itself, PDFs displayed in browsers via Foxit Reader's
    browser plugin and any open Windows Explorer window (Foxit Reader's shell plugins).
    Otherwise, you might encounter error dialogs during the process asking you to close all instances.
  2. Only the English version is provided because it is bundled with the highest version of Foxit Reader among all languages.

Install arguments

FoxitReader uses Inno Setup, the available flags can be seen at
You might be especially interested in the "tasks" and "components" sections.
The FoxitReader-specific tasks and components from which you can choose from are:

For example, you would like no desktop icon, no default file association, no browser plugin and no ConnectedPDF, then run this command:

choco install foxitreader --ia '/MERGETASKS="!desktopicon,!setdefaultreader,!displayinbrowser /COMPONENTS=*pdfviewer,*ffse,*installprint,*ffaddin,*ffspellcheck,!connectedpdf"'

Note that contrary to /MERGETASKS, you have to specify in /COMPONENTS also those components which you would like to retain. You can get those from the link above of Foxit Reader-specific tasks and components. An asterisk (*) prefix results in all sub-components automatically being included as well, cf. Inno Setup's documentation linked above.

To install Foxit Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install foxitreader

To upgrade Foxit Reader, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade foxitreader


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    # See the comments in
    # on the '/de/' part.
    $url32       = ''
    $checksum32  = '8130970e6976a953e98f89fcf24783b67d1080f84b961ac2c1cee2051673ff9a'
    $packageArgs = @{
    	packageName    = 'foxitreader'
    	fileType       = 'EXE'
    	url            = $url32
    	silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
    	checksum       = $checksum32
    	checksumType   = 'sha256'
    	validExitCodes = @(0)
    	Options = @{
    		Headers = @{
    			# In addition on the '/de/' part in the URL (which actually forces
    			# an English language setup), also specify the desired language as
    			# an HTTP header even though this had no effect in the past.
    			'Accept-Language' = 'en-US;en-GB'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    function Get-UninstallString {
    	# for 32-bit systems
    	$regPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foxit Reader_is1'
    	if (Get-ProcessorBits 64) {
    		# for 64-bit systems
    		$regPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Foxit Reader_is1'
    	$regKey = Get-Item -Path $regPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    	if ($regKey -eq $null) {
    		Write-Warning "Uninstall entry in registry could not be found: `"$regPath`""
    		return $null
    	$uninstallStringKey = 'UninstallString'
    	$uninstallString = $regKey.GetValue($uninstallStringKey)
    	if ($uninstallString) {
    		return $uninstallString
    	else {
    		Write-Warning 'Uninstall string not found in "' + (Join-Path $regPath $uninstallStringKey) + '".'
    		return $null
    $packageName = 'Foxit Reader'
    $uninstallArgs = '/verysilent'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstallString = $(Get-UninstallString)
    if ($uninstallString) {
    	Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $uninstallArgs $(Get-UninstallString) -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
    else {
    	Write-Warning 'FoxitReader could not be uninstalled by this script.'
    	Write-Warning 'The Chocolatey package is removed nonetheless in case you have already uninstalled FoxitReader yourself.'

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Foxit Reader 27124 Monday, December 18, 2017 approved
Foxit Reader 47428 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 approved
Foxit Reader 20841 Friday, September 1, 2017 approved
Foxit Reader 17612 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 approved
Foxit Reader 22395 Monday, May 8, 2017 approved
Foxit Reader 6308 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 approved
Foxit Reader 17901 Saturday, October 22, 2016 approved
Foxit Reader 8128 Sunday, September 4, 2016 approved
Foxit Reader 10062 Monday, August 15, 2016 approved
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