Now this makes me wonder if disabling JS is any good against potential malware in a PDF and if I should use a different reader or an entirely different solution.
So my question(s) would be: Based on this experience, is disabling JS in Foxit doing any good and what would be other good solutions for opening PDF files safely? I read about dedicated virtual machines or using Firefox with disabled JS. Would these be secure? The first one seems very unconvenient, since I use my laptop mainly for university and being able to open textbooks comfortably would be good. Then again, keeping my passwords, financial account etc. safe is a priority over convenience.