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A guide to uninstall Foxit Reader from your computer

You can find below details on how to remove Foxit Reader for Windows. It is written by Foxit Corporation. Further information on Foxit Corporation can be found here. More details about Foxit Reader can be seen at . Usually the Foxit Reader application is placed in the C:\PROGRAM FILES\FOXIT SOFTWARE\FOXIT READER folder, depending on the user's option during install. You can uninstall Foxit Reader by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\PROGRAM FILES\FOXIT SOFTWARE\FOXIT READER\unins000.exe. Note that you might be prompted for admin rights. The application's main executable file occupies 22.87 MB (23980072 bytes) on disk and is called Foxit Reader.exe.

The following executables are installed beside Foxit Reader. They occupy about 28.55 MB (29931632 bytes) on disk.

  • Foxit Reader.exe (22.87 MB)
  • Foxit Updater.exe (4.13 MB)
  • unins000.exe (1.55 MB)

The information on this page is only about version of Foxit Reader. You can find below info on other versions of Foxit Reader: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Foxit Reader we advise you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders that were found:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Foxit Reader:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Start\history.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Start\skin.css

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Foxit Reader.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader 5.0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Foxit Reader.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\Foxit Reader.exe.FriendlyAppName

How to uninstall Foxit Reader with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Foxit Reader is an application by the software company Foxit Corporation. Frequently, computer users want to remove this application. This is hard because doing this manually requires some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY approach to remove Foxit Reader is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to take care of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Foxit Reader or simply click the Search feature and type in "Foxit Reader". The Foxit Reader app will be found automatically. After you select Foxit Reader in the list of apps, some information about the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Foxit Reader, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Foxit Reader:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\PROGRAM FILES\FOXIT SOFTWARE\FOXIT READER\unins000.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Foxit Reader.
Uninstall Foxit Reader

8. After uninstalling Foxit Reader, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Foxit Reader which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Foxit Reader using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Foxit Reader by Foxit Corporation from your computer, nor are we saying that Foxit Reader by Foxit Corporation is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Foxit Reader in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-21 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 12:42:12.450