Foxit Reader crashes while reading through PDF
Foxit Reader is a small free alternative program to open PDF files. It is much faster in starting and opening the PDF compared to the primary PDF reader from Adobe, Adobe Reader. One problem that I noticed with Foxit reader, it does not auto update the add-ons nor is there an update check for them. Recently while scrolling through a PDF, Foxit would crash repeatedly at the same page number. Adobe Reader would open the same page with no crash. First I just ignored the issue thinking it was a incompatible problem from not using Adobe reader or a corrupt PDF. It started becoming more frequent with other PDF files but still worked with most PDFs. I noticed the next readable page used a screen shot image embedded in the page before the crash. Way back when I first started using Foxit, certain PDF pages with images would not show up and required the free JPEG add-on. You must visit the Foxit web page and download it from their list of add-ons. The add-ons are updated from time to time to support the latest version of the Foxit Reader but they are not automatically updated after installing the latest version. To update the add-on, you must do this manually. So if you find your version of Foxit Reader crashing repeatedly check to see if any of their add-ons have been updated. In my case, the problem was the the JPEG2000/JBIG Decoder fxdecod1.dll. The crash occurred every time the PDF used embedded images but did not occur until one of those pages was reached.
The error was reported as:
in module ntdll.dll at 001b:7c9109f9.
Solution: Close Foxit reader and update the add-on.