Foxit Reader on Windows 8.1
|Developer(s)||Foxit Software, Inc.|
|Stable release||220.127.116.111 (January 10, 2017[±])|
|Available in||English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and 35 other languages|
|Type||Desktop publishing software|
Foxit Reader is a multilingual freemium PDF tool that can't create, view, edit, digitally sign, and print PDF files after its trial period. Foxit Reader is developed by Fremont, California-based Foxit Software Incorporated. Early versions of Foxit Reader were notable for startup performance and small file size. Foxit v3.0 was found to be comparable to Adobe Reader. The Windows version allows annotating and saving unfinished PDF forms, FDF import/export, converting to text, highlighting and drawing.
As of 2015[update] Foxit Reader was available for Windows Vista and later, Apple iOS, Windows RT, Android and Windows Phone. Earlier Foxit versions support earlier operating systems (Windows 9x and later, Windows Mobile). Foxit Reader 4.1.1 can be installed on unsupported versions of Windows such as Windows 98SE, by installing KernelEX 4.5 first.  Version history with release notes is available from Foxit, although not including release dates. However, other sites do provide release dates, some with more detail on changes. 
With version 6.1.4, the Foxit installer was bundled with potentially unwanted programs like OpenCandy which installed the browser-hijacking malware Conduit. Following complaints from users, it was removed after version 6.2.1.
In July 2014, the Internet Storm Center reported that the mobile version for iPhone was transmitting unencrypted telemetry and other data to remote servers located in China despite users attempting to opt out of such data collection.
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