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Attacks on Adobe Intensify


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If I remember, "banner based ads" that suffer from these security issues, are for ACROBAT 7 and 8 only. Acrobat 6 does not have a banner ad feature.

My tip: uninstall and replace with ACROBAT 6. No banner ads with 6.

PS... I am DELIGHTED that adobe has egg on its face after selling its users short through this banner-ad crap.
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My tip: Uninstall Acrobat reader altogether and look for a freeware replacement. There are at least two pretty good ones out there.

Adobe is slowly turning into what I call a "virus" type company. Their programs install so much crap on your machine, that it's definitely safer to skip them whenever possible (Yahoo anyone ?)

IIRC there was a scandal involving Creativity Suite 3 recently. People complained that the program phones a web tracking company that my HOSTS file lists as malicious and to which it denies access. Get the Hosts file from http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm , it's the best thing that ever happened to safe browsing :)

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Does this exploit effect Foxit PDF Reader users as well?