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Windows 7: Adobe update

29 Jun 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Adobe update

Please read the security bulletin
Adobe - Security Bulletins: APSB10-15 - Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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29 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thankfully, neither of those are on my system!
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29 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Thankfully, neither of those are on my system!
Same here. I replaced Adobe Reader with Sumatra PDF a long time ago.

Note to anyone who uses Adobe Reader or Acrobat: There are reports that the issue in CVE-2010-1297, addressed in this update, is being actively exploited in the wild.

I know a lot of people elect to uninstall Adobe Reader and download a the updated version. If that is your course of action, be sure to uncheck the McAfee Security Scan Plus option. It is not needed for the installation.
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30 Jun 2010   #4

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

i tried to update from 9.3 but when i try a manual update it says: "checking for update...", then nothing happens.

anyone else seen this ?

i also use Sumatra, updating Adobe reader just in case i should need it...
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30 Jun 2010   #5

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Adobe Reader

I Tried the update via Adobe's check for update It found an udate and installed it. Gave a message that the update was successful. The only thing I an concerned about is prior to the upate is was ver 9.3.2 and after the update it was still ver 9.3.2, Duh?
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30 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, HammerHead.

Rather than Adobe's check for update mechanism, I suggest you download the update directly from the Adobe download link at Adobe - Adobe Reader : For Windows (part way down the page, dated 6/29/2010).
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30 Jun 2010   #7

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Adobe Update

OK Corrine, I downloaded the update and it failed. I have deleted the program from my OS (Revo). I don't want a yahoo toolbar anyhoo. I downloaded Sumatra. Will it work in conjunction with IE as Adobe did. I am ready to install it. Let me know.

Aside from this security breach. I got a virus on the previous security breach that they had. Or at least I am blaming it on Adobe.

I could just install a fresh version of Adobe but am not really keen on doing that.
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30 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Firefox is my primary browser due to the add-ons I use so heavily. Although, I must admit that I seldom need to access PDF files and when I do, I generally save the file to my computer. The download is scanned and then opened with Sumatra PDF.

That said, when I launched IE8 and located a PDF to open, IE did launch the warning that the PDF would be opened outside the Protected Mode because the program does not have a valid security certificate. (See attached image) If that is a problem for you, I suggest you try one of the other PDF readers Hackerman1 referenced in WARNING about Foxit reader 4 !


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30 Jun 2010   #9

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Thankfully, neither of those are on my system!
Same here. I replaced Adobe Reader with Sumatra PDF a long time ago.

Note to anyone who uses Adobe Reader or Acrobat: There are reports that the issue in CVE-2010-1297, addressed in this update, is being actively exploited in the wild.

I know a lot of people elect to uninstall Adobe Reader and download a the updated version. If that is your course of action, be sure to uncheck the McAfee Security Scan Plus option. It is not needed for the installation.
Sumatra PDF reader lightweight,simple and does the job.
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01 Jul 2010   #10

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Make sure to check you MSConfig settings after the update. I noticed this morning that Adobe had set the Reader, Acrobat and the Acrobat manager to launch at startup without letting me in on this fact. Thank you Abobe.....!@#$%^&*
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