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Downloads of v


Last Update:

20 Apr 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


Foxit PDF Reader office cross-platform freeware

Foxit PDF Reader

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated

Foxit PDF Reader

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade foxitreader -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade foxitreader -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install foxitreader
    name: foxitreader
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'foxitreader' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller foxitreader
    Name     = "foxitreader"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'foxitreader':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 20 Apr 2023.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

Foxit PDF Reader

The industry's most powerful PDF reader. View, annotate, form fill, and sign PDFs across your desktop, mobile device, and the web – no matter if you're at the office, home, or on the go.

Foxit PDF Reader Screenshot


Read and Print

Experience the power of PDFs through a full functioned PDF Reader. Reading and printing PDFs couldn't be easier. Leverage existing forms and workflows with standard PDF (Acroforms) and XFA (XML Form Architecture) form filling.

Read PDF Anywhere

Foxit PDF Reader is available on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, the web, and Linux, and provides a consistent reading experience no matter where you are and what device you're using.

Collaborate and Share

Integrate with leading cloud storage services and popular enterprise CMS. Collaborate through shared reviews while providing document feedback with a large variety of annotation tools. Add images, videos, and file attachments.

Protect and Sign

Sign documents in your own handwriting or utilize eSignature and verify the status of digital signatures. Be safe from vulnerabilities by utilizing Trust Manager/Safe Mode, ASLR & DEP, Disable JavaScript, and Security Warning Dialogs.

Package Parameters

  • /NoShim - Opt out of creating a shim, and removes any existing shim.

Package Notes

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$installationArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    url            = ''
    checksum       = '2ad426023460ad745b8d6317d956219b74353bcc817c4b5553371978c3f5cc98'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    silentArgs     = "/verysilent /log=`"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).Install.log`""
    validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @installationArgs

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$shimName = 'FoxitPDFReader'
if ($pp.NoShim) {
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name $shimName
else {
    $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation -AppNamePattern 'Foxit *Reader'
    if ($null -ne $installLocation) {
        $shimPath = Join-Path -Path $installLocation -ChildPath 'FoxitPDFReader.exe'
        Install-BinFile -Name $shimName -Path $shimPath -UseStart
    else {
        Write-Warning 'Skipping shim creation - install location not detected'
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    softwareName   = 'Foxit *Reader'
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    silentArgs     = "/VERYSILENT /norestart"
    validExitCodes = @(0)

[array] $keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($keys.Count -eq 1) {
    $packageArgs['file'] = $($keys[0].UninstallString)
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($keys.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($keys.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$($keys.Count) matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $keys | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'FoxitPDFReader'

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Foxit PDF Reader 119104 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 127013 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 84801 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 179958 Saturday, July 30, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 89370 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 21982 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 114246 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 144840 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 102970 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 74390 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 124180 Sunday, August 15, 2021 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 951 Sunday, August 15, 2021 Exempted
Foxit Reader 204267 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved
Foxit Reader 93145 Monday, March 22, 2021 Approved
Foxit Reader 155438 Saturday, December 19, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 119283 Monday, October 26, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 411854 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 81226 Saturday, May 2, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 628099 Monday, January 27, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 923541 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 470596 Thursday, July 4, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 347446 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 144471 Friday, March 1, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 3265 Friday, September 28, 2018 Approved
Foxit Reader 9789 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Approved
Foxit Reader 96157 Friday, January 5, 2018 Approved
Foxit Reader 27563 Monday, December 18, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 47870 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 21253 Friday, September 1, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 17962 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 22766 Monday, May 8, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 6654 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 18291 Saturday, October 22, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 8518 Sunday, September 4, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 10432 Monday, August 15, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 4746 Friday, July 15, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 2261 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 8526 Thursday, December 24, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 1279 Friday, November 27, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 524 Thursday, October 8, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 551 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 520 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 10344 Monday, March 23, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 2264 Saturday, March 14, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 2906 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 5225 Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Exempted
Foxit Reader 3206 Thursday, January 16, 2014 Approved
Discussion for the Foxit PDF Reader Package

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