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Foxit Reader

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/19/2017.

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.

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
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $url32       = ''
    $checksum32  = '1207fac5f7dd69689be65b6289b08a3775507420044a359c755a1b52f4841ad2'
    $packageArgs = @{
    	packageName    = 'foxitreader'
    	fileType       = 'EXE'
    	url            = $url32
    	silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
    	checksum       = $checksum32
    	checksumType   = 'sha256'
    	validExitCodes = @(0)
    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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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Foxit Reader 66573 Friday, November 9, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 53546 Sunday, September 30, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 1932 Saturday, September 29, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 3044 Friday, September 28, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 75364 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 59777 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 96568 Saturday, May 12, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 53527 Thursday, April 5, 2018 approved
Foxit Reader 9576 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 approved
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