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jjoshua
Premium
join:2001-06-01
Scotch Plains, NJ
kudos:3

[Rant] Adobe Updates

The updates from Adobe are getting out of hand. Every week, I need to upgrade flash or reader.

Today, the flash update tried to install google toolbar and google chrome.

WTF.

PrntRhd
Premium
join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast
Uninstall Reader, install something like Foxit reader and much fewer updates will be required to close security holes.
Adobe integrated Flash into Reader 8 and above, allowing exploits to be hidden as executable movie files. (Sort of like how Active-X was exploited, MS thought the power to install was cool but so did the bad guys.)
The linking of "suggested software" to a different company's software downloads is annoying to say the least.


dandelion
Premium,MVM
join:2003-04-29
Germantown, TN
kudos:5
reply to jjoshua
Foxit reader is a good product.. better then adobe reader. Flash so far doesn't have an alternative as far as I know.


Rob
In Deo speramus.
Premium
join:2001-08-25
Kendall, FL
kudos:2
reply to jjoshua
I wouldn't mind the updates so much if it didn't require a reboot almost every time!


hitachi369
Embrace Your Rights
Premium
join:2001-10-03
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:4
reply to jjoshua
I think flash just wants to roll an update every time I reboot regardless if it is an update.


DC DSL
There's a reason I'm Command.
Premium
join:2000-07-30
Washington, DC
kudos:2
reply to jjoshua
This explains it perfectly:




Santa Fe
Man is an animal that wants to exist.
Premium,Mod
join:2000-08-22
Freight Yard
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Mediacom
reply to jjoshua
I don't seem to be suffering from endless ADOBE updates...... oh wait I'm using Xfce.


Not sure if there's a version of Document Viewer for Windows or not.
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fatness
subtle
Premium,ex-mod 01-13
join:2000-11-17
fishing
kudos:14
reply to PrntRhd
said by PrntRhd:

Uninstall Reader, install something like Foxit reader and much fewer updates will be required to close security holes.

I've used the free version of PDF XChange Viewer for over a year now and I prefer it to Adobe or Foxit. Not that everyone else would prefer it, I'm just mentioning it as another good option. »www.tracker-software.com/product···-viewer/
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Xioden
Premium
join:2008-06-10
Monticello, NY
kudos:1
reply to dandelion
Chrome has a built in PDF reader.


mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to DC DSL
haven't you heard of automatic updates?


DC DSL
There's a reason I'm Command.
Premium
join:2000-07-30
Washington, DC
kudos:2
said by mastsethi:

haven't you heard of automatic updates?

If you don't get it, you don't get it.
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