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Kudos0

Is ABBYY Fine Reader safe to use even though it is a Russian program?

I have heard that some Russian softwares are suspected of being used by hackers. Is ABBYY safe?

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Kudos0

Re: Is ABBYY Fine Reader safe to use even though it is a Russian program?

Hi, Jan. It's a legitimate company. They are global.

https://www.abbyy.com/en-eu/company/management/

However, if you just want a straight PDF reader, there are plenty of other options.

http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-pdf-reader

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-pdf-readers-windows/

Some browsers like Edge and Firefox have their own built in PDF reader.

Windows 10 X64 Fall Creators Update 1709
Kudos0

Re: Is ABBYY Fine Reader safe to use even though it is a Russian program?

I have not seen anything regarding ABBYY.  Kaspersky, however, has been in the news a lot lately.  Kaspersky's possible ties to the Russian government, and the potential of that government to have access to all information on any computer that is running Kaspersky, have led to Best Buy dropping their products and the US Department of Homeland Security today ordering federal agencies to stop using their software.

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