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Downloads of v


Last Update:

28 Sep 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated


Foxit PDF Reader office admin

Foxit Reader

This is not the latest version of Foxit Reader available.

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Foxit Software Incorporated

Foxit Reader

This is not the latest version of Foxit Reader available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Foxit 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'" --version="''" [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'" --version="''" 

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.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 28 Sep 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. All open FoxitReader, Windows Explorer and browser instances must be closed during installation, update and uninstallation.
    Otherwise, you might encounter error dialogs during the process asking you to close all instances.
    Windows Explorer must be closed due to Foxit Reader's shell plugins, browser instances shall be closed proactively due to PDFs displayed inline.
  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.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

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

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

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
	$packageArgs['file'] = $($key[0].UninstallString)
	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
	Write-Warning "$($key.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:"
	$key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# See the comments in
# on the '/de/' part.
$url32       = ''
$checksum32  = ''

$installationArgs = @{
	PackageName    = 'foxitreader'
	FileType       = 'EXE'
	Url            = $url32
	Checksum       = $checksum32
	ChecksumType   = 'sha256'
	silentArgs     = '/verysilent'
	validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @installationArgs

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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 375739 Thursday, July 20, 2023 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 389140 Thursday, April 20, 2023 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 121463 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 127751 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 84938 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 180516 Saturday, July 30, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 89403 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 21998 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 114562 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 144876 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 103010 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 74409 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Approved
Foxit PDF Reader 124196 Sunday, August 15, 2021 Exempted
Foxit PDF Reader 991 Sunday, August 15, 2021 Exempted
Foxit Reader 204284 Thursday, May 6, 2021 Approved
Foxit Reader 93157 Monday, March 22, 2021 Approved
Foxit Reader 155449 Saturday, December 19, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 119297 Monday, October 26, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 411870 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 81249 Saturday, May 2, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 628110 Monday, January 27, 2020 Approved
Foxit Reader 923557 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 470607 Thursday, July 4, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 347458 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 144484 Friday, March 1, 2019 Approved
Foxit Reader 3274 Friday, September 28, 2018 Approved
Foxit Reader 9800 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Approved
Foxit Reader 96172 Friday, January 5, 2018 Approved
Foxit Reader 27578 Monday, December 18, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 47881 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 21265 Friday, September 1, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 17971 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 22779 Monday, May 8, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 6667 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Approved
Foxit Reader 18302 Saturday, October 22, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 8533 Sunday, September 4, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 10444 Monday, August 15, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 4758 Friday, July 15, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 2273 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
Foxit Reader 8538 Thursday, December 24, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 1292 Friday, November 27, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 535 Thursday, October 8, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 574 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 535 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 10354 Monday, March 23, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 2276 Saturday, March 14, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 2915 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Approved
Foxit Reader 5236 Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Exempted
Foxit Reader 3217 Thursday, January 16, 2014 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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