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  • Why is there a UAC prompt (Win7) with the latest version ?

    Just installed the latest version (7.0.6) and when I launch the app, I get prompted to enter admin permissions (UAC in Win7). I read the FAQ which gives a workaround, but before doing so, I would like to understand WHY the app needs admin permission in the first place ?? (when I simply answer "NO" to the UAC prompt, the app launches and seem to work just fine - but I don't want to get prompted each time)

  • #2
    It is caused by the PlgDynLoader.fpi file and our Dev team has compiled a new PlgDynLoader.fpi file for current workaround, please download it from below link and copy it to C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins to replace the old one.
    http://exchange.foxitsoftware.cn/plu...gDynLoader.fpi

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    • #3
      Originally posted by richell_huang View Post
      It is caused by the PlgDynLoader.fpi file...[/url]
      Interesting. I've had 7.0.6.1126 for a while and I never had problems with UAC. I use W7HPx64 SP1, but I always install "for all users" in Admin. The other bit is that I uncheck or otherwise disable a lot of "extras" that I don't need, like The Cloud for instance.

      Perhaps I've missed something.

      Gordon.

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      • #4
        Hi Gordon, You have installed it in Admin, so it may help.For cloud issue, it is mandatory to install it when you install Foxit Reader, and we have reported it to our PM team for future consideration that it will be made as optional.

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        • #5
          Hi Richell - thanks for that. There are many customers like myself who need only a Reader. But it is nice to have add-ons, so when necessary we can do fancy stuff, like printing a document to PDf, and then securing it with a graphic signature or a certificate. But Certificates are really top-shelf stuff, so normally we would go for a graphic signature. The Cloud is relevant for businesses, I think.

          Anyway, back on topic!! I've always installed any software in Admin, it solves so many problems

          Gordon.

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          • #6
            I am prompted to install something every time I open the Reader - I don't need or want any cloud services - and I certainly don't want to get prompted with a UAC everytime I use your product. How do I disable this prompt?

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            • #7
              Hi Wilbert,

              Please try to install this setup to replace the old PlgDynLoader plugin of Foxit Reader 7.0.6 and see if it helps:
              http://exchange.foxitsoftware.cn/plu...der_Reader.msi

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              • #8
                This solution only works for Windows 7.

                With Window 8.1 a username/password prompt still pops up when the user tries to set Foxit as their default PDF Reader application.

                Is there a solution for Windows 8.1?

                Admin privileges should not be required for doing this (other applications install on Win 8.1 do not have this issue)

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                • #9
                  Hi Geekasaurus,

                  We'll release Foxit Reader 7.1 in one week or two. Reader 7.1 has already fixed this issue. Could you please wait several days then try to see if the issue persists? Thank you.

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                  • #10
                    Version 7.0.6 has been integrated into the core Win 8.1 Enterprise SOE image fro my client. They do not want to re-create an SOE just to update the Foxit Reader version.

                    To re-iterate the issue in Windows 8.1: the UAC is being displayed in Windows 8.1 when the user is shown the prompt to change the default PDF application from the built-in Windows 8.1 Reader to Foxit.

                    Is there no fix in Windows 8.1 for this "change default PDF application" prompt?

                    Last edited by Geekasaurus; 02-12-2015, 08:23 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Hi Geekasaurus,

                      Could you please kindly download the PlgDynLoader.fpi accordingly from the following link:

                      1) For Enterprise Reader: http://exchange.foxitsoftware.cn/plugin/EnterpriseReader/PlgDynLoader.fpi
                      2) For Foxit Reader: http://exchange.foxitsoftware.cn/plugin/Reader/PlgDynLoader.fpi
                      3) For Foxit PhantomPDF: http://exchange.foxitsoftware.cn/plugin/Phantom/PlgDynLoader.fpi

                      Then browse to the installation directory of Foxit Reader (by default it is: "C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins") then replace the PlgDynLoader.fpi located there and see if it helps. Thank you.

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                      • #12
                        How do I fix this situation in an Active Directory environment? I tried to deploy Foxit Reader to my users yesterday and they would get a UAC prompt every time they tried to open a document. I can't give them local admin rights so that's not an option.

                        Update: I was provided the same file listed above from a support ticket. It appears to have remedied my situation as well.
                        Last edited by d0ug; 02-17-2015, 07:25 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Please publish SHA-1 hashes of installation files, and anything downloadable.

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                          • #14
                            Hey guys, The new release Foxit Reader 7.1 will be available soon. It should be available at the end of this month if everything goes well. The new release will no longer have this problem.

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                            • #15
                              @cherry,
                              can you tell us the status of the new release?

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