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Forum Thread: adobe air plug-in

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Terry_Smith42@msn.com adobe air plug-in
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Last edited on 29th Sep, 2009 16:01

I HAVE DOWNLOADED THIS SEVERAL TIMES AND SECUNIA STILL SAYS THERE IS A CATEGORY 4 SECURITY THREAT. I HAVE DOWNLOADED AND RAN THE ADOBE REMOVAL TOOL, RESTARTED AND DOWNLOADED AGAIN, RESCANNED AND IT STILL SAYS THE SAME THING.I AM USING A TOSHIBA LAPTOP WITH ATHLON 64X2 3 GIG RAM VISTA 32 BIT HOME PREMIUM, SERVICE PACK 2.

wr RE: adobe air plug-in
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Hi Terry,
1. If your version of Adobe Flash Player is 10.0.32.18 & in the Patched tab of the Secunia PSI all is well.
2. Please turn of Caps Lock-basic internet etiquette.
3. Using your email address is a great way of introducing yourself to Spam Hell.

Regards, wr

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Maurice Joyce RE: adobe air plug-in
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Last edited on 29th Sep, 2009 18:46
Terry,
My bog standard answer. U can pick & choose which bits U want.

Adobe Reader.
When Adobe free PDF Reader is downloaded it also installs the following programmes:

Adobe.com
Adobe Air (It has a Flash element)
A Google Toolbar if U do not opt out at the download stage.

These additional elements are not required to make Adobe Reader work therefore if U do not use or know what they do go to Control Panel>add/remove & uninstall them.

If U only use Adobe Reader to read web pages or email attachments U do not have to use Adobe Reader either. The Adobe Reader link splattered all over the web saying "To read this article U require Adobe Reader" is utter nonsense. U really require a suitable PDF reader.

Under these circumstance there are far faster, smaller by download size (Adobe is 35.7MB - Foxit 5.04MB) & more secure free alternatives.

The most popular is Foxit - details here:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/
If U do decide to use Foxit Reader I would strongly advise U use the CUSTOM install. Using this method gives U the opportunity to prevent the following additional "bits" being installed:

Desktop Shortcut
Quick Launch
Firefox Plug In
Ask.com
Shortcut to Ebay.

More readers are available here:
http://pdfreaders.org/

U may also find another programme in add/remove called Adobe Download Manager. The vendor is NOS systems. It is not required to successfully download any Adobe product & can be safely removed.

If your choice is still to use Adobe Reader U should refer to this update site:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp...
This site gives the latest downloads & explains the rather odd way Adobe conduct their update business.


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