Foxit Corporation Reassures Customers Following Malware Incident

Fremont, Calif. - Aug. 25, 2009 - Foxit Corporation, a leader of secure mobile/desktop PDF solutions, is encouraging its users to be alert to pirated software malware attacks that claim to be Foxit Reader for Macintosh. Foxit recommends users to always log onto Foxit’s website,, for secure and reliable downloads along with updates for all of its products. Available for free download from the Foxit website are a selection of award-winning PDF tools including the Foxit Reader, and the recently introduced all in one PDF toolkit, Foxit Phantom. Foxit also supplies versions of the Foxit Reader for Windows Mobile, Linux, Symbian, and U3 platforms. Currently Foxit does not support Foxit Reader or Foxit Phantom on the Macintosh.

"While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, we are not happy about the recent malware attacks masquerading as our Foxit Reader. Foxit has always strived to insure that our solutions are secure for our users, and remains committed to address any Foxit product security issue in a professional and timely manner,” said George Gao, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Foxit Corporation.

Earlier this month, Foxit released PDF Security Suite 1.0 for Microsoft Active Directory® Rights Management Services (AD RMS) to enhance the security and functionality of PDF documents residing in Microsoft Windows Server Systems™ and Sharepoint® Services. Using rights management technology, Foxit PDF Security Suite helps IT professionals to protect sensitive PDF documents to prevent loss of valuable company assets, manage AD RMS policy templates associated with PDF documents to insure regulatory compliance along with corporate governance, and reduce paper handling by adding PDF document rights to enable cost-effective digital workflows using existing PDF documents.

Foxit Corporation is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning have downloaded over 90 million copies of Foxit PDF Reader; they include major technology and healthcare companies, global financing services firms and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Certified Partner, employs over 150, and has sales and engineering facilities throughout the world. Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.

For additional information contact:

Nipun Tandan- Foxit Corporation- (510) [email protected]