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    Every time I launch Foxit Reader 6.14.0217 I get a warning message with caption C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp\Foxit Reader Updater.exe and stating "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator." I got the same warning message on previous versions. I also get the message when I use the Help...Update menu item.

    Foxit Reader will run after I click the OK button on the warning dialog.

    I am running Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit on a stand-alone computer, not part of a domain or workgroup. I am running Foxit on a user account, not the Administrator account.

    I can launch the Local Security Policy app using "Run as administrator", but don't know which settings need to be changed. Please advise.

  • #2
    Hi Byundt,

    Could you please kindly make a screenshot of the problem so we could know it intuitively? Thank you.


    • #3
      i am not an "expert" when it comes to computers and computer-security but i have heard some people say that they lock down the temp folders so that EXE files will not run in them.. it sounds like that is the case here.. also, i use "cryptoprevent" which is used as an immunization agaist "cryptolocker".. i believe that it too locks down temp folders so that EXE files will not run in them.. so far, that has not been a problem for me..

      when it comes to updating foxit reader, personally, i always just uninstall the old version and then install the new one as opposed to using the updater.. that would seem to be a simple workaround for your issue..


      • #4
        I tried posting a screenshot of the error message, but the forum software has size restrictions--and the picture was a little too long. The caption and text are exactly as shown in my question, however.

        I had previously tried uninstalling FoxIt and downloading the latest version. The problem remained.

        It got so aggravating to respond to the error message every time I opened a new pdf file that I uninstalled FoxIt and started using Adobe Acrobat (not Reader)--and that software package has an annoying habit of crashing.


        • #5
          I put the screenshot of the error message on my SkyDrive
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