Q: I've been using Adobe Acrobat to open and view PDF files, but it seems too cumbersome, slowing down my computer. Are there any Windows-based alternative readers?
A: As a long-time Adobe Acrobat user, I was shocked to find that, when Lifehacker asked its readers to vote for their favorite PDF tool, most of them chose FoxIt. While Adobe Acrobat came in a close second with 19.7 percent of the vote, a full one-fourth of votes went to FoxIt. (Mac's built-in Preview, PDF-XChange and Nitro PDF were the three other tools included in the survey.)
When installing FoxIt to your computer, pay careful attention to the prompts. Without action, you will automatically opt-in to install FoxIt's Search Bar, which changes your default search engine to Ask and makes Ask.com your browser homepage.
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