Forum Thread: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.

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taffy078 another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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Maurice Joyce RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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I have moved the thread for U.

Just tested the install on my XP SP3 test PC & all appears in order.

Actions taken in the test:

a. Uninstalled the old version.
b. Used this link to download the latest version & saved it to Desktop.
http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
c. Closed all unnecessary programmes.
d. Activated the installer from the desktop.
e. On completion the browser opened & Adobe informed me that a successful install had been achieved.
f. Ran a full PSI scan - it shows correctly.


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ddmarshall RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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I find the quickest way to update Adobe Reader is to use 'Check for Updates' on the Help menu of the program. It may be a smaller download.

For some reason, this update has asked for a reboot on every computer I've installed it on.

I'm surprised it's not updated itself by now. The update was released on 14th August.

In case you missed it, there were Flash Player and Air updates yesterday. Pick them up while you're hanging round the Adobe site.

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taffy078 RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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Last edited on 22nd Aug, 2012 14:16
Thank you, both, and to Maurice for putting my thread into the proper place.

I remember well from Maurice's "chocolate teapot" days (just after I came here) that Adobe was one of the biggest culprits for installing the latest version of a program without removing the old, "at risk" version. I thought they'd got over that problem . . which is why I hadn't removed the old Reader before installing the latest one.

So the problem is down to silly old me! But, hey - let''s have some consistency, Adobe, or better instructions on your download page.

My old friend FileHippo found Air & Flash Player but thanks anyway for the heads-up ddmarshall.

BTW the advice on the Adobe forum was to use the Acrobat Cleaner Tool and then the offline installer. But luckily I saw that you shouldn't use the Cleaner Tool until you've first tried to uninstall the program. Good job I saw that!

Thanks again


Editted to add that Revo saw off the old Reader and the new one then downloaded sweetly!

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Maurice Joyce RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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@Taffy
I note U are using a version of PSI that does not give a true picture in the Secure Browsing page.

Please be aware that both Adobe Flash & Reader are "User fully patched but awaiting vulnerability updates from Adobe"

These Advisories refer:

Reader: https://secunia.com/advisories/50290/

Flash: https://secunia.com/advisories/47161/

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guit30 RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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I had this same problem yesterday, Secunia fixed it for me, what a great program
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taffy078 RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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Thanks Maurice.

I didn't change to PSI3 as there appeared to be some points of contentions highlighted here in the forum. I imagine (with my limited knowledge!) that the auto-update facility is less important to me than the full secure browsing notifications. If so, perhaps I should revert to PSI v1.5.0.2

Does this seem sensible? What would be the downside? (I can't find any Comparison Guide to these PSI products.)

I came here this morning to post a problem in downloading an update to Microsoft XML Core Services but I see there's a big thread about that so I'll mosey over to that one now!

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Maurice Joyce RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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@taffy,
Not much in it. Version 1.5 uses Adobe Flash if U want to see all the graphics. Given some have Flash switched off most of the time that could a downside.

As explained 2.0.0.3003 gives much more detail in the Secure Browsing page than 2.0.0.4003.

All my install links work - take your pick!!!

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taffy078 RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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thank you once again, Maurice.

Just one final question! Do I need to uninstall PSI (2.0.0.4003) first before installing 2.0.0.4003?



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Maurice Joyce RE: another Adobe Reader vX.10.1.4 update problem.
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No - click the link of the version U want & let Secunia do the rest.

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