10/29/09 - The latest version of Adobe Reader is 9.2.
My current OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail fresh install.
Adobe is constantly pulling shady acts that they don't tell you straight out about up front.
1. I installed Flash, Shockwave, and Reader. Low and behold, I find out that I have Adobe Download Manager installed in my computer. Was there any indication warning me that Download Manager would be installed? No! Was I given any option to choose between installing the Download Manager and some other method? No! It ended up being installed right under my nose. I might have even installed it if they asked, but probably not. The point is that they didn't even ask. End result: I'm PO on an epic scale! I'm seeing red!
2. OK so they parasitize "Reader_sl.exe
" onto my system. This is nothing new. I don't eradicate it because it seems to make *.pdf files open faster. So it sits there lurking in the dark. And as far as I know, they stopped their evil hidden installation of AIR. Not that AIR itself is evil. It was just being installed without permission along with Reader instead of allowing us to decide whether we want to install it or not. So now it appears we can rest safely. Don't bet on it! Suddenly we find ourselves parasitized with "AdobeARM.exe
The worst thing about it is that there is no explanation about it anywhere to be found. It's called the "Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
". It's a total mystery. If anybody can help, please let me know what this is. And also how to eradicate it if need be. Thanks!