Adobe offers their own reader, Adobe Reader to access PDF files.
But, it is sad to see that Adobe's own offering is cluttered with all sorts of plugins which an average user does not even use once. These plugins are the main cause that Adobe Reader has slow loading times and hangs frequently.
So, most users need a quick an easy way to open PDF files and Foxit Reader does the job appropriately. According to the company's website, "Foxit PDF Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer for Microsoft Windows, which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file." In my personal opinion, Foxit PDF Reader offers a hassle free way to open PDF files and is the best free alternative to Adobe Reader.
Download Foxit PDF Reader: You can download the latest version of Foxit PDF Reader from Foxit Software's Official Website.
Official Website: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/
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