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Old 14-05-2013, 22:50
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Keep getting a pop up (bottom tool bar) to update Adobe Reader (I have some existing files on this). Usually there's a method to click on certificate to see if it's verifiable/O.K. The only thing it gives to click on (apart from install) are 'details'. This yields lots of info but no certificate. How do I find out if it's fake/virus or not?
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Old 14-05-2013, 23:20
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If your really concerned then just uninstall it and reinstall from the official website.

edit: theres nothing wrong at all with being over cautious btw.
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Old 15-05-2013, 00:25
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I haven't installed it yet - pending feedback here. I want to know whether or not it is a virus/fake.
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Old 15-05-2013, 07:57
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As above, ignore the popup and install Adobe Reader from http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

You can scan your PC with Malwarebytes (free) if you are concerned you have an infection.
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Old 15-05-2013, 15:10
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O.K. thanks. Won't I get a legit popup for Adobe Reader though when it is due for renewal?
(I have McAfee to check for viruses)
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Old 15-05-2013, 15:31
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there is an update out today. but should be on version 11.0.03 by now.

why on earth does updating acrobat reader require a restart?
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Old 15-05-2013, 16:08
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why on earth does updating acrobat reader require a restart?
I don't know. I've been using Foxit Reader for a long time now but still kept Adobe Reader on the system. But after one-too-many restarts I finally decided to ditch it completely.
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Old 15-05-2013, 23:16
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there is an update out today. but should be on version 11.0.03 by now.

why on earth does updating acrobat reader require a restart?
Thanks.

Well if adobe reader doesn't require a restart/update, this confirms my suspicions!
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Old 16-05-2013, 00:30
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Adobe Reader Updater (10.1.6) - no way to test if verifiable...?
there is an update out today. but should be on version 11.0.03 by now.
Well if adobe reader doesn't require a restart/update, this confirms my suspicions!
What suspicions Amy ?

As whoever,hey said earlier if in doubt go to adobe and download the latest version. Better still get rid of Adobe and use Foxit reader which is lighter.

Whether you choose Adobe or Foxit don't forget the unwanted tool bars/add ons.
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Old 16-05-2013, 10:46
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Whether you choose Adobe or Foxit don't forget the unwanted tool bars/add ons.
What unwanted toolbars/add-ons? I didn't see these in Foxit? Do you only get them if you do a brand new download as opposed to an update?
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:08
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What unwanted toolbars/add-ons? I didn't see these in Foxit? Do you only get them if you do a brand new download as opposed to an update?
These ones, probably just on a new install.
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:17
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Thanks.

Well if adobe reader doesn't require a restart/update, this confirms my suspicions!
No sorry i was moaning about acrobat reader requiring a restart.

The advice is sound to go to adobe and download it from there.
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Old 16-05-2013, 11:27
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These ones, probably just on a new install.
Ah yes, I probably would have been through that on first installation over a year ago and forgotten about it. I'm generally careful to untick such things.
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Old 19-05-2013, 15:51
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No sorry i was moaning about acrobat reader requiring a restart.

The advice is sound to go to adobe and download it from there.
k - do I need to do this though? Won't the legit new version (to update/install) come up as a pop up which allows you to check the details, i.e. that the certificate is O.K? The certificate check is always reliable isn't it or can that be faked too?
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