Update requires a reboot - why?
Just installed the update on my 64-bit Windows 7 system. It's telling me that it requires a reboot.
Why on earth does an update to a document viewer require an operating system reboot??????
Adobe Systems has pushed out an emergency update that patches at least 17 holes in its Reader and Acrobat applications, including two serious bugs that are being used by online criminals to install malware on end-users' machines. The fixes address a vulnerability in Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of the reader that allows …
With the 9.3.2 update, as soon as I launched the updater with the menu option in Reader, I had to close Reader and re-open it again when the update was over.
But even that doesn't work which this update, it says I don't have permission and I run as administrator... The option to fix the installation doesn't help. And if I download the standalone installer, I'm back at 9.3.0.
Come on Adobe. Get your frigging act in order.
Flash, Full of holes
Acrobat Reader, Full of holes and bloated beyond all recognition.
Photoshop? Why is physical media CS5 more expensive thant Download?
This almost makes me want to cheer apple for refusing to let Flash on the iPhone & iPad. They might for once have a clue.
Adobe, Fail in epic proportions.
I've installed FoxIt on all my machines. I've found it to be about the best alternate. There are smaller ones that don't have quite the features I'd like, and ones with far more features than Adobe does, but FoxIt seems the best simple replacement.
It does what a PDF reader SHOULD do - allow you to READ PDFs. it's not a launchpad for every bit of malware out there (all the dangerous stuff is disabled by default, though the features are there if you feel the need to drop your pants).