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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 04:10:57 PM »
I think PDF-XCHANGE is worth a look into, it pretty much does everything in the free version and the lightness and speed is exceptional plus the rendering clarity is second to none http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer I've used and recommended this reader for years.

Thanks for the info, but I do not see anywhere on their website, that this is a Free PDF Reader, unless I am overlooking it?  Everything I see is buy now or try it for free?

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 04:16:20 PM »
I think PDF-XCHANGE is worth a look into, it pretty much does everything in the free version and the lightness and speed is exceptional plus the rendering clarity is second to none http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer I've used and recommended this reader for years.

Thanks for the info, but I do not see anywhere on their website, that this is a Free PDF Reader, unless I am overlooking it?  Everything I see is buy now or try it for free?

It is FREE for home use , download from the sidebar here >> http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

Have been using this for years, it is excellent.

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 04:28:05 PM »
Like AdrianH mentioned choose from the side bar, I've highlighted the free user rules -  see pic

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2014, 05:52:22 PM »

Thank You Para-Noid about Primo PDF Reader.  Maybe this Primo PDF Reader may be right for me instead of Sumatra.  Have to decide what one I should go with, as I have nothing installed on my computer for a PDF Reader.  No thank you on the Adobe Reader.  Have a nice evening!

Prior to opening the Primo PDF Reader software I completed a scan with my Malwarebytes Pro program and it detected the following Spyware bundled with the download.  PUP. Optional. OpenCandy.  I guess they are following Foxit by including Spyware into their so called free programs.  Too bad, I was going to use this Free PDF Reader.  Next, will try Sumatra, hopefully that does not have any surprises bundled with their software.
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I had that too but it didn't come from Primo PDF Reader. MBAM took care of the PUP.
And  haven't had any issue since. Did you download it from the vendor or a second party
download site. FYI I never download anything from cnet.com/download.com. You never know
what you'll end up getting. Try either filehippo or softpedia.
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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2014, 06:07:07 PM »
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FYI I never download anything from cnet.com/download.com. You never know
what you'll end up getting.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out when download.com adds something to a program.
It also doesn't take a genius to see that a direct download is always offered to bypass the added crap. :)
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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 06:36:24 PM »
Not all downloads have that option. Why worry about it in the first place?
Find a different download site.
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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2014, 06:45:42 PM »
Not all downloads have that option. Why worry about it in the first place?
Find a different download site.
Those that don't have that option, aren't bundled. Simple. :)
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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 08:51:57 AM »
Try PDF-XChange Viewer

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2014, 11:29:32 PM »
Like AdrianH mentioned choose from the side bar, I've highlighted the free user rules -  see pic

Thank YOU So Very Much AdrianH and craigb for the direct link, etc.  Looks good for me. What should I use to download the program the zip installer or what, please?

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2014, 11:35:03 PM »
Try PDF-XChange Viewer

Thank YOU JuninhoSlo for the recommendation.  I am going to try this program.

Have a great day or evening.

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2014, 12:21:22 AM »
What should I use to download the program the zip installer or what, please?
I always use the exe. download

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2014, 01:12:32 AM »
What should I use to download the program the zip installer or what, please?
I always use the exe. download

Thank YOU So Very Much for all the Great help.  I will try it out and report back to let you know how I like it

Have a Great evening or morning wherever you live.  Really appreciate the help.

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Re: Looking for a free pdf reader with no spyware bundled with it, please?
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2014, 01:19:49 AM »
Thank YOU So Very Much for all the Great help.  I will try it out and report back to let you know how I like it
Have a Great evening or morning wherever you live.  Really appreciate the help.
Your welcome, glad to help.

A sunny Wednesday morning here down under :)