Saturday, 10 October 2009

More Acrobat security issues - try Foxit

After yet another report on Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat security flaws for all of Windows, Mac and Linux, I think I'm going to switch back to the free Foxit Reader for PDF files - pictured above.

I'd lazily left it at Adobe when I had to switch my main computer last Christmas, but Foxit seems a lot safer. It's certainly faster at opening Portable Document Format (PDF) files. And did I say it was free?

The Foxit PDF reader has plugins for Internet Explorer and Firefox and, though I've not tried it yet, it seems you can manually integrate it with Chrome in Windows (see rdnetto's post here - note that on my Windows Vista system the Foxit plugins folder in fact had both DLL and OCX files in it, and the Chrome plugin folder was in C:\Users\myusername\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\ - your mileage may vary). You also have to let it through your firewall too, of course.

Try it: download Foxit.

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