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Using GPO Templates

Disabling the automatic update

Removing the updater

Turning off the automatic expansion of bulb messages

Disabling the Text Recognition Bulb Message


Disabling the automatic update

To disable the auto update, complete the following steps:

1. Open Group Policy Editor, go to Computer Configuration or Users Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates.  

2. Choose Foxit Reader or Foxit PhantomPDF, select Preferences, double click on Disable the Automatically Update.

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3. Select Enable and choose Ok to apply the change.

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The following changes would be made to the application after the automatic update was disabled via GPO template.

1) The option Do not download or install updates automatically in Preferences > Updater would be checked and grayed out. The other two options were disabled as well.

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2) The program would no longer access out to the updater server when the program was started.

Other two ways to deactivate the auto update:

1. Use Preferences.  Open Foxit Reader or Foxit PhantomPDF, choose File menu, choose Preferences, go to Updater, check the option Do not download or install updates automatically.

2. Use Registry. Open Registry Editor, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareFoxit SoftwareFoxit ProductName + version numberpluginsUpdater, set the value for UpdateMode to Zero.

Tip: User can manually check for update by going to Help menu.


Removing the updater

To remove the update, do the following:

1. Open Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2. Choose Computer Configuration or User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates.

3. Choose Foxit Reader or Foxit PhantomPDF, select Plugins, double click on Remove Plugins.

4. Select Enabled, select Updater and choose Ok to apply the change.

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 You can also use the XML file to remove the Updater plugin. Here are the steps:

·   Launch Foxit XML Editor, import the corresponding XML file in C:Program
Files (x86)Foxit SoftwareProduct NameProfStore, in Plugins page tab, check the option
before Updater and choose Save to remove it.

The following entries will disappear from the application after the updater plugin got removed:

1) The commands Install Update and Check for updates now under Help menu.

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2) The update plugin in About Foxit Plug-ins.

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3) The Updater entry in the Preferences dialog box.


Turning off the automatic expansion of bulb messages

If you want to turn off the automatic expansion of bulb messages, including Text Recognition Bulb Message, Form Fields Found, etc, complete the following:

1. Open Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2. Choose Computer Configuration or User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates.

3. Choose Foxit PhantomPDF, select Preferences, double click on Automatically expand notification messages.

4. Select Disabled, choose OK to apply the change.

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Disabling the Text Recognition Bulb Message

For version 8.3.1, refer toTurn off the automatic expansion of bulb messages .

For version 8.0 to 8.3.0, to permanently hide the text recognition pop-up message,  do the following steps:

1. Open Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2. Choose Computer Configuration or User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates.

3. Choose Foxit PhantomPDF, select Preferences, double click on Disable the OCR Message Bar.

4. Select Enabled, choose OK to apply the change.

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