When you install Foxit Reader’s latest version 6.1.1  on your computer, it will install CloudReading plugin on your computer, adds Foxit Cloud option on File menu and you can also notice Foxit Cloud Safe Update Service Process FCUpdateService.exe running under Processes tab on Task Manager as a result of this.

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“CloudReading Plugin allows users to synchronise PDF files and reading record to FoxitCloud.com, This is a beta version for Public”. Its gets installed on App data folder, here is complete path of it.

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Foxit Software\Foxit Cloud\Reader.

Foxit Cloud Foxit ReaderFoxit CloudReader plugin installed location


Foxit’s Cloud Reading Service for PDFs available with Foxit Reader

Uninstalling or Removing CloudReading Plugin

Seems there isn’t much use with it for end users. Uninstalling CloudReading plugin not only removes the plugin, FCUpdateService.exe but also the Foxit Cloud option as well on File menu.

For that

  • Close Foxit Reader.
  • Open Control Panel > Programs and Features >Select CloudReading ( for newer versions of Foxit Reader, it will be shown as ‘Foxit Cloud’) and click on Uninstall button.

Update: Added information about FCUpdateService.exe process.