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Foxit Reader

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/25/2015.

Foxit Reader: The Best PDF Reader. With Foxit Reader you can read and annotate PDF documents and fill out PDF forms.
1) Only the English version is provided because it is bundled with the highest version of Foxit Reader among all languages.
2) Foxit Reader comes bundled with Foxit Cloud. This is (to the best of our knowledge) not malware or adware. It provides cloud functionality to store PDFs online. Leaving it installed when not using it should be totally harmless.

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

C:\> choco install foxitreader --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade foxitreader --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'foxitreader'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $url = ''
    $silentArgs = '/verysilent'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
  • 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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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Foxit Software


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Foxit Reader 1907 Saturday, September 29, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 3026 Friday, September 28, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 75318 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 59742 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 96542 Saturday, May 12, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 53505 Thursday, April 5, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 9554 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 95842 Friday, January 5, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 27254 Monday, December 18, 2017 approved
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