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Kiteman Adobe Reader update
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I am having a problem updating my Adobe Reader.

My Add/Remove program says I have Adobe Reader 9.1

The Secunia PSI scan tells me it's 'Insecure' and that I have version 9.0.155.0

The file path #using Open Folder# says:
Installation Path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

I have tried to download and install all of the updates after this version and when I click Download solution and click on any of the updates I get the "Proceed to Download" screen. When I click that, I get the "Download Now" screen.

When I click the "Open" box I get a "Paint Shop Pro 7" information box that says "this is not a valid MSP file". I have the option to 'save' it and if I save it to my desktop and open it from there, My Paint Shop Pro 7 opens and I get the same "Not a valid MSP file" message.

I have (through Add/Remove Programs) uninstalled the Adobe Reader twice and reinstalled it twice, but the same problem happens.... anyone know what's happening here and can help me get the Reader installed/updated?

Thanks..... Kiteman (I'm not use to using forums so forgive me if I've 'rambled' or forgot to include info.)

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Member 24th Sep, 2009 03:01
Welcome Kiteman

You need to go to the ADVANCED menu then Insecure Programs then select + to Open Folder to the insecure file location then delete the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9 Folder.

Adobe Reader has become the latest favorite of the malware purveyors and is under constant attack and I would remove all Adobe Reader from the system and get Foxit Reader as it is much safer:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_foxit

Run the install application then select Custom then Next then un-select Desktop shortcut, Quick Launch Toolbar and Firefox plugin if you don't have Firefox then Next then Install then un-select Foxit Toolbar and Ask.com default search then Next then un-select Create desktop eBay, quick launch
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Kiteman RE: Adobe Reader update
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Thanks YoKenny for the info. This is the second time I've been told about Foxit, so now I think it's time to make the switch. If I encounter any problems with it, I'll be back!

Thanks again.......... Kiteman
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Member 25th Sep, 2009 00:13
Go to Add/Remove Programs and un-install Ask.com Toolbar as it may sneak in even if you choose that you do not want it.

Read carefully:
Why I Flushed Foxit
http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2009/05/why-i-flushed...
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