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Beware of Adobe Reader 9

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Emrys Davies, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8

    I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
    Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
    gone, all is well.

    I
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:81jhvqFsj3U1@mid.individual.net...
    >I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8
    >
    > I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
    > Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
    > gone, all is well.
    >
    > I


    I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real quick of Adobe
    trying almost daily to look for updates, even though I set it not to in the
    preferences/options. I even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that would
    be back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead went with
    PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
    http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick, has a smaller
    footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for anything since installation.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in
    news:4b1tn.173699$wr5.113604@newsfe22.iad:

    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:81jhvqFsj3U1@mid.individual.net...
    >>I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8
    >>
    >> I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was
    >> dead so I did a Restore Point and found that the update
    >> was the baddie. Now, with that gone, all is well.
    >>
    >> I

    >
    > I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real
    > quick of Adobe trying almost daily to look for updates,
    > even though I set it not to in the preferences/options. I
    > even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that would be
    > back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead
    > went with PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
    > http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick,
    > has a smaller footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for
    > anything since installation.


    I dumped Adobe Reader a long time ago....

    One reason was that it constantly wants to check for updates,
    even though you tell it not to.

    The other, was it is a big-bloated pig. It takes longer for
    Adobe Reader to just initialize in a browser, than it does to
    d/l the entire PDF and open it and read a couple pages using
    Foxit Reader.
     
  4. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:4b1tn.173699$wr5.113604@newsfe22.iad...
    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:81jhvqFsj3U1@mid.individual.net...
    >>I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8
    >>
    >> I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
    >> Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
    >> gone, all is well.
    >>
    >> I

    >
    > I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real quick of Adobe
    > trying almost daily to look for updates, even though I set it not to in
    > the preferences/options. I even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that
    > would be back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead went
    > with PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
    > http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick, has a smaller
    > footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for anything since installation.
    > --
    > SC Tom


    Glad I posted. I was getting annoyed with Adobe 8 and its reminders so on
    reading your post I got rid of it and, following your advice, I downloaded
    PDF-Xchange Viewer. Thanks for that.
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:81jppvFb3pU1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:4b1tn.173699$wr5.113604@newsfe22.iad...
    >>
    >> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    >> news:81jhvqFsj3U1@mid.individual.net...
    >>>I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8
    >>>
    >>> I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
    >>> Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
    >>> gone, all is well.
    >>>
    >>> I

    >>
    >> I didn't have that same problem, but I got real tired real quick of Adobe
    >> trying almost daily to look for updates, even though I set it not to in
    >> the preferences/options. I even deleted the registry /Run entry, and that
    >> would be back within a day or two. I uninstalled Reader and instead went
    >> with PDF-Xchange Viewer, a freebie from here:
    >> http://www.docu-track.com/product/downloads . It's quick, has a smaller
    >> footprint, and hasn't given me a warning for anything since installation.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom

    >
    > Glad I posted. I was getting annoyed with Adobe 8 and its reminders so on
    > reading your post I got rid of it and, following your advice, I downloaded
    > PDF-Xchange Viewer. Thanks for that.
    >
    >

    You're welcome. I hope you like it as much as I do. Another freebie I use is
    PDF Creator http://www.pdfforge.org/ . It creates a "printer" that you use
    to create a PDF from a current document, scan, or anything that can be
    printed.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  6. RedDog

    RedDog Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 13:30:50 +0100, "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    >I have Win7 , WLM and Adobe Reader 8
    >
    >I updated to Adobe Reader 9.3 and found that YouTube was dead so I did a
    >Restore Point and found that the update was the baddie. Now, with that
    >gone, all is well.
    >
    >I

    Was using 7, went to 8 and it SUCKED so bad I took it off and reinstalled 7. I'd
    hate to see what 9 is like
     
  7. Trimble Bracegirdle

    Trimble Bracegirdle Flightless Bird

    I also dislike The Adobe PDF reader ...I'm still using v 6 (yes version six)
    despite its regular demands for updates, as my in Browser PDF viewer..
    still does the job in both FIREFOX & I.E. .
    Will the recommended PDF-XChange Viewer browser integrate & do all the
    PDF view things as the Adobe ???
    (\__/)
    (='.':]
    (")_(") mouse
     
  8. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Trimble Bracegirdle" <no-spam@never.spam> wrote in message
    news:hp3gb5$e0g$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >I also dislike The Adobe PDF reader ...I'm still using v 6 (yes version
    >six)
    > despite its regular demands for updates, as my in Browser PDF viewer..
    > still does the job in both FIREFOX & I.E. .
    > Will the recommended PDF-XChange Viewer browser integrate & do all the
    > PDF view things as the Adobe ???
    > (\__/)
    > (='.':]
    > (")_(") mouse
    >
    >


    If you click on a pdf link in a web page, it'll open like Adobe did, if
    that's what you mean.
    --
    SC Tom

    "Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed
    any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
    Lt. Col. J.D. "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Ret.
     
  9. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 16:35:33 -0400, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote:

    >Another freebie I use is
    >PDF Creator http://www.pdfforge.org/ . It creates a "printer" that you use
    >to create a PDF from a current document, scan, or anything that can be
    >printed.


    For quite a few years I've been putting the Cute PDF "Printer" on all
    of my systems. It sounds very similar to your choice.
    http://www.cutepdf.com/ (freeware)
     
  10. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:kasar5l0rblnltbd4m9jgl2fbtm3q6t5rn@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 16:35:33 -0400, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Another freebie I use is
    >>PDF Creator http://www.pdfforge.org/ . It creates a "printer" that you use
    >>to create a PDF from a current document, scan, or anything that can be
    >>printed.

    >
    > For quite a few years I've been putting the Cute PDF "Printer" on all
    > of my systems. It sounds very similar to your choice.
    > http://www.cutepdf.com/ (freeware)
    >


    Pretty much the same results, I would say. I've been using PDF Creator for a
    while since it was free for commercial use. We used to email a lot of
    documents at the company I worked for, and used this for compatibility
    reasons; a number of companies we dealt with didn't have Office or the same
    version as us, and we ran into problems at times until we started using
    this. Since Acrobat Reader has always been free, we worked with our
    customers to help set them up that way to avoid excess expense for all
    concerned. Worked like a champ, and got me a gold star ;-)
    --
    SC Tom

    "Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed
    any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
    Lt. Col. J.D. "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Ret.
     
  11. TOM

    TOM Flightless Bird

    SC Tom wrote:
    >
    > "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:kasar5l0rblnltbd4m9jgl2fbtm3q6t5rn@4ax.com...
    >> On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 16:35:33 -0400, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> For quite a few years I've been putting the Cute PDF "Printer" on all
    >> of my systems. It sounds very similar to your choice.
    >> http://www.cutepdf.com/ (freeware)
    >>

    >
    > Pretty much the same results, I would say. I've been using PDF Creator
    > for a while since it was free for commercial use. We used to email a lot
    > of documents at the company I worked for, and used this for
    > compatibility reasons; a number of companies we dealt with didn't have
    > Office or the same version as us, and we ran into problems at times
    > until we started using this. Since Acrobat Reader has always been free,
    > we worked with our customers to help set them up that way to avoid
    > excess expense for all concerned. Worked like a champ, and got me a gold
    > star ;-)


    We use this one at work:

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

    It's free, simple, and it works. We have MS Office 2007 and Word allows
    us to save files as PDFs, so there's no need for cute writer, which I
    used for years and loved it!
    --
    TOM - Vista, CA - USA
     
  12. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 17:44:18 -0700, TOM wrote:

    > SC Tom wrote:
    >>
    >> "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:kasar5l0rblnltbd4m9jgl2fbtm3q6t5rn@4ax.com...
    >>> On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 16:35:33 -0400, "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> For quite a few years I've been putting the Cute PDF "Printer" on all
    >>> of my systems. It sounds very similar to your choice.
    >>> http://www.cutepdf.com/ (freeware)
    >>>

    >>
    >> Pretty much the same results, I would say. I've been using PDF Creator
    >> for a while since it was free for commercial use. We used to email a lot
    >> of documents at the company I worked for, and used this for
    >> compatibility reasons; a number of companies we dealt with didn't have
    >> Office or the same version as us, and we ran into problems at times
    >> until we started using this. Since Acrobat Reader has always been free,
    >> we worked with our customers to help set them up that way to avoid
    >> excess expense for all concerned. Worked like a champ, and got me a gold
    >> star ;-)

    >
    > We use this one at work:
    >
    > http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/
    >
    > It's free, simple, and it works. We have MS Office 2007 and Word allows
    > us to save files as PDFs, so there's no need for cute writer, which I
    > used for years and loved it!


    What do you do when you want to make a PDF from a non-Word file, such as a
    form on a web page? Like a receipt from an on-line order or funds
    transfer...

    For that, I use CutePDF and others - I seem to have a hobby of downloading
    PDF programs :)

    Admittedly, I have an older version of Office, so I'd need the PDF printer
    SW anyway.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     

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