Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#46 Post by SYSTEM » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:13 pm

webfork wrote:
SYSTEM wrote:Two security vulnerabilities have been found in Foxit Reader, and Foxit Software has refused to fix them.
Where did you get that they're refusing to fix them?
Direct quote from the security advisories I linked:
07/20/17 - The vendor indicated this will not be fixed because this can be mitigated by Secure Mode
And for the record, Secure Mode is enabled by default, which means that Foxit users are safe unless they disable it.

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webfork wrote: Also, I am so very sick of PDF exploits. Why on earth is this still an issue? I *almost* get that some office Macros could cause problems but PDF? How is this a thing?
The main reason is that PDF simply contains way too many features. Both exploits here utilize JavaScript, which is very rarely needed, but a goldmine for exploits. Also, here's a beautiful quote from the hacking journal PoC||GTFO, issue 0x12, page 24:
Krzysztof Kotowicz and G´abor Moln´ar wrote: At this point, you might wonder why Adobe implemented rendering embedded Flash movies in a 3D scene in a PDF file displayed in a browser.
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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#47 Post by webfork » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:37 pm

SYSTEM wrote:The vendor indicated this will not be fixed because this can be mitigated by Secure Mode
Sorry, should have looked more closely.
SYSTEM wrote:And for the record, Secure Mode is enabled by default, which means that Foxit users are safe unless they disable it.
Weird.
SYSTEM wrote:At this point, you might wonder why Adobe implemented rendering embedded Flash movies in a 3D scene in a PDF file displayed in a browser.
lol ... nice

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#48 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:46 pm

While I wasn't looking, the Foxit program became a really solid PDF program (save for the colorful adverts at the top of the program window):
  • Night mode, which is in some ways better than a simple color inversion as it's easier on the eyes. Unfortunately it doesn't work on PDF files that are simple pictures.
  • Text Viewer - I often try to do basic conversions without fancy software, and the viewer function saves time.
  • The search panel - it's still a bit short of PDF XChange, but does uniquely include a smart search for elements in a PDF such as dates, SSN, phone numbers, and email addresses.
  • Measurement tools I thought you could only get in the obscenely huge Bluebeam PDF
  • Much improved search tools, including the ability to export a list of results to CSV. This is very helpful when researching large PDF files to track and analyze docs.
  • Asian character detection - the program has a Word Count that includes this. That may sound pointless but sometimes when you work with international companies, weird characters will once in a while show up in your docs. I've had trouble finding a program that will do this.
  • Magnification tools are dramatically better than before with a magnifying glass view as well as a simple box magnifier that I was so thrilled to find in the PDF XChange program
  • Batch print - any batch operations are usually missing from most freeware programs, so this was nice to see
Note that I still highly prefer Evince's smooth-as-glass autoscroll over this program, but it's a start.
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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#49 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:50 am

Two other updates about the Foxit program I really like:

Area highlight -- really useful because it can cover both text and image to add a comment. I don't know of another program that can do this:

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Word count for some basic document statistics:

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#50 Post by bitcoin » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:11 am

now at 221 MB after deleting excess language files

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#51 Post by rbon » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:30 am

How to add You preferred language to Foxit Reader Portable of PortableApps

Foxit Reader Portable from PortableApps https://portableapps.com/apps/office/fo ... r_portable come with English default language.

How to add You preferred language ?
1. go to download from Foxit Software Download page https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/ select Foxit Reader download
2. accept proposed choices (Windows and English)
3. now You download the installer with official multilingual version: file FoxitReader101_L10N_Setup_Prom.exe and put them in a 'temp' folder
4. download from Softpedia the program InnoEx (portable) https://www.softpedia.com/get/Programmi ... noEx.shtml and
5. unzip the downloaded file InnoEx_v0.9.2.rar in a folder as Your choice and launch InnoEx.exe
6. select the file 'FoxitReader101_L10N_Setup_Prom.exe' in '\temp' and click on Path to sort folders in alphabetical order
7. go down and find the folder, for example, {app}\lang\de-DE\ and select all files of this language (31 files)
8. press Extract, select new folder (ex. \temp\Foxit Reader), select Selected files. then proceed.
9. replace in Foxit Reader Portable the folder 'C:\PortableApps\FoxitReaderPortable\App\Foxit Reader\lang\de-DE'
10. launch Foxit Reader Portable and open -> Preferences -> Languages -> see box 'Official language' and tick (lang_de-DE.xml) and confirm: Foxit Reader restart with You desired language.

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You can also see this post on PortableApps Forum https://portableapps.com/node/63160

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This trick works because the actual installer of Foxit Reader (rel. 10.1.0) is built with Inno Setup Compiler.

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If InnoEx don't work, update the executable InnoUnp.exe (inside InnoEx folder) and grab it from http://innounp.sourceforge.net/.
Last version of InnoUnp.exe is 0.49 of 2019-05-19.

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#52 Post by webfork » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:57 am

rbon wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:30 am
How to add You preferred language to Foxit Reader Portable of PortableApps
Very interesting. Based on user bitcoin's note ...
bitcoin wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:11 am
now at 221 MB after deleting excess language files
... I would have assumed that the Foxit Reader program has an excess of languages rather than missing some. I have an admittedly old install but I'm seeing 42 folders in my \FoxitReaderPortable\App\Foxit Reader\lang folder. Are there just more languages in the FoxitReader101_L10N_Setup_Prom.exe file?

Thanks for the detailed breakdown.
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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#53 Post by rbon » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:18 am

webfork wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:57 am
rbon wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:30 am
How to add You preferred language to Foxit Reader Portable of PortableApps
... I would have assumed that the Foxit Reader program has an excess of languages rather than missing some. I have an admittedly old install but I'm seeing 42 folders in my \FoxitReaderPortable\App\Foxit Reader\lang folder. Are there just more languages in the FoxitReader101_L10N_Setup_Prom.exe file?
It is not so !
All folders in 'C:\PortableApps\FoxitReaderPortable\App\Foxit Reader\lang\' contains only a file called 'mts_lang_xx-XX.xml' where 'xx-XX' identify the state (nation).
These files are listed in the box:
-> File -> Preferences -> Languages -> box 'Translated by Community'. But each language folder contains only a file, for example 'mts_lang_de-DE.xml' for German language.

Inside official installer multilanguage each language has about 31 files and weight 1.3 MB.
Here is a list of files for Italian language.
These files are for each part of program (menu and other)

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Directory di C:\PortableApps\FoxitReaderPortable\App\Foxit Reader\lang\it-IT

07/09/2020  11:05            12.295 Alfrescolang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             6.902 BoxPluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05               522 Browserlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             1.114 BrowserPluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             6.449 CommentsSummarylang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            17.182 ConnectedPDFDRMlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            14.506 ConnectedPDFPluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             2.687 CPDFOCLinklang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             6.540 DmsForLegallang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             9.083 docusign_pluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             6.957 DropboxPluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             2.008 Dwg2Pdflang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             1.865 FileOpenlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             7.005 FoxitAccountManagementlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            17.182 FoxitDrivelang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05           115.861 fpmcreatorlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            64.293 FRMSPlgV2lang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             6.781 GoogleDrivePluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05                76 iManage9lang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            25.009 IntegrateWithSPlang_it-IT.xml
09/12/2020  20:02                 0 Italian.txt
07/09/2020  11:05           872.782 lang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             4.775 LicenseManagerlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             6.973 OneDrivePluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             3.384 PDFRMSEncryptlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            16.653 PlgDynLoaderlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             4.726 PlgPltfmlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            59.463 ShareReviewPluginlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             2.653 Speechlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05            21.303 U3DBrowserlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             2.271 Updaterlang_it-IT.xml
07/09/2020  11:05             5.419 WIPlang_it-IT.xml
              32 File      1.324.719 byte
the only exception is for English language: menus description are built in program (installer or portable).

My previous post is available only for no-English users. 8)

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#54 Post by webfork » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:54 pm

rbon wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:18 am
It is not so !
Got it - thanks for clarifying.

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Re: Foxit Reader - PDF viewer

#55 Post by JohnTHaller » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:03 pm

The issues with language switching are fixed in Foxit Reader Portable 10.1.1.
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