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    Question Adobe reader updater virus
    I have a recurring problem with the Adobe Reader updater. I keep getting this thing in the Dock that wants me to update Adobe Reader. If I right click on it I can quit, and it goes away for 24 hours, but the next day it is back again.

    The thing is I do not use Reader, and it is not installed on my Mac (intentionally as I use Nuance PDF Converter instead). I do have Adobe Acrobat installed (as part of Adobe CS 6), but I never use it.

    This is just an annoyance, but I am wondering since I have heard of an "Adobe Reader Virus".

    Any ideas about this?

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    You'd need either turn off Adobe CS Updater, or, better still, update your Acrobat Pro. Adobe Update makes no distinction between [Acrobat] Reader and Acrobat Pro.

    There have been a few important security updates and, even though you're not using the Acrobat, it would still be prudent to keep it up-to-date.

    To make sure the link is genuine, just go through Acrobat update (I'm still on CS5, but it shouldn't be that different ...):

    Dvid

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    Why even use Reader when you have Preview built into your operating system? Assuming of course you do use OS X?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Why even use Reader when you have Preview built into your operating system? Assuming of course you do use OS X?
    The OP specifically mentioned that, they do not use Reader, and it's not even installed on their system

    Acrobat Pro, on the other hand, is a completely different kind of fish, and is used for professional pre-press work, not something one can expect to do in Preview.
    Dvid

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