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I recently became infected with a Windows virus. I was using Foxit reader and downloaded a PDF file that used a javascript exploit to place a DLL in my PATH. This virus-infected DLL was found before the real DLL because browsers search for it in three locations, in order.

The version of Foxit reader I was using did not have the ability to turn off javascript. It may now.

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I used to use Foxit, but have since turned to SumatraPDF. It seems to be a little lighter weight than Foxit.

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