Immediately Install Any Adobe Acrobat Reader Updates that Are Available

  • Comments: 3
  • Written on: April 30th, 2009

adobelogo-full1Yesterday ZDNet reported that a new exploit was published that uses Adobe’s widely distributed free Acrobat Reader program.

While there are no reports of viruses taking advantage of this exploit yet, sample code has been published online that is often a precursor to B-class virus attacks.

I strongly recommend that you download any available updates for your Adobe Reader program.  You may have to manually install these updates or the Adobe updater may pop up in the lower right corner of your screen telling you that updates are available.

To manually install updates:

  1. Open your Adobe Acrobat Reader program
  2. Left click on the Help menu
  3. Left click on the Check for Updates selection
  4. When the Adobe Updater launches, click on Download Available Updates.
  1. wim wauters said on May 1st, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Or stop using Acrobat reader, it’s slow and way to big.

    There’s great alternatives out there which are much more nimble: there’s commercial ones, of which some are free for home users, like PDF-Xchange.

    But there’s also open source ones (yes, even for windows!), which means they are free for business users too: go check out Sumatra PDF

    Free (as in “freedom”, not as in “worthless” or “gratis”) Software is the future!

  2. Cancer Hospital FL said on May 6th, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for information. I will update adobe reader now.

  3. Court Reporting said on July 14th, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I will install update version now. Thanks for good information.

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