Foxit Reader Portable Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on December 6, 2009 - 11:13pm

Sumatra PDF logoFoxit Reader Portable has been released. Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. This release updates Foxit to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files on the go and it's in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. Foxit Reader is free for personal and business use.

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Foxit Reader is packaged for portable use with permission from Foxit Corporation.


Screenshot The following is a list of compelling advantages of Foxit Reader:

  • Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 20 M size.
  • Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay.
  • Annotation tool: Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader allows you to draw graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.
  • Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
  • High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users' permission. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware.

What's New In This Release

This release updates Foxit to the latest version. Installer / Format

Foxit Reader Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Foxit Reader Portable is available for immediate download from the Foxit Reader Portable homepage. Get it today!

Story Topic:


I am having trouble downloading both Fox-it Reader and XnView.
The link under the red button says it is supposed to be downloading the correct file.
Fox-it: Outdated download link removed

XnView:Outdated download link removed
Instead it is opening the following web page:

Downloaded several other updates (linked through Sourceforge) successfully.
Thank you,
AZ Lynx


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John T. Haller's picture

The only way it wouldn't work is if you're sending out a fake referrer in your browser (usually only possible with an extension). Either the correct referrer field (in this case, the app page) or a blank one (for those who disable referrer for privacy) will work just fine. But a faked one will fail, like images for many sites.

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Don't really know what that is. Did remember that there was a setting in the download manager I use. (I don't use it to accelerate, only for restarting a download if the server had a problem. My ISP has spotty service, it's usually their server that has a problem.)
Anyway, the setting in the download manager was to use the url itself as a referrer. I changed it to not use any referrer. That seems to have worked. Thanks for the help.

AZ Lynx


John T. Haller's picture

Yeah, that was your download manager causing the issue. A referrer is part of http in which the browser, when fetching a specific page/file/image, tells the web server which page it just came from (the 'referring' page). All browsers have this built in. Some browsers let you disable it (keep it blank) for privacy reasons. Some extensions let you change it for random political protest and other reasons.

Many sites have their server setup to prevent leeching, where a website will link to images on another site and use up their bandwidth. Many also do it for downloads to prevent other sites that are merely directories from direct linking to their downloads, siphoning off traffic from the site of the actual host of the download.

The end result was that your download manager was faking a referrer, which was not accepted by our server.

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