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New Adobe Flash and Reader update today

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Hello - have Win 8, 64 bit ....just rec'd update ''important'' from Windows for update for Adobe Flash player for I.E ...since i don't use I.E. (google is my browser) and never 'launch' it (plus it's going to be discontinued if i'm correct) should i still install this update ? I really don't like to install updates that my system doesn't need. thanks in advance..... edythe
KB 3074219

A:Do I need today's update-i.e. Adobe Flash KB 3074219

PS from OP: i'm using Goole browser as i said and i just remembered that Google does auto-updates for Adobe Flash - so that's why i'm asking if i should also do this update for I.E. guess i'm asking is Windows update for Adobe Flash one and the same with Google's updates for the program - thanks - Edythe

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Computer booted up today and after several minutes maybe a half hour, I got a message that "Adobe Flash has an update. if you do nothing, it will be automatically installed within 45 days, or you can download it now." Nothing open, just the Desktop. Well, I closed out and did nothing, because Windows 10 normally updates Flash Player without notices.

I checked Windows Update and a new version of Adobe Flash was installed today automatically. Just giving those a heads up that you might want to close the Window if you see that message. Don't know if it could lead to malware or not. Some of you may get this message in Windows 10, so I just wanted to give you a heads up notice. I don't know if this message was legit or not. I have never had an issue like this before.


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Adobe to release Flash update today: September 20, 2010

Security Fix for Critical Adobe Flash Flaw.

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player, and users of Adobe Flash Player for Android update to Adobe Flash Player Updates are available from this link.Click to expand...

-- Tom

A:Adobe to release Flash update today: September 20, 2010


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Adobe patches Flash flaw with Acrobat / Reader update.

Download link for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Download link for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

-- Tom

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940886 MB, Free - 891582 MB; D: Total - 12879 MB, Free - 1571 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My desktop computer is running quite slow, so I am checking all of the software that I have installed to see if something might be causing the problem. Do I need the above items please? I have Foxit Reader and I am running a free Office Suite called Open Office.

Thank you for reading this.

Kind regards


A:Solved: Do I need Adobe Air, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, please?

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A critical vulnerability exists in Flash Player and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Android, and the Authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systemsContinue reading Security bulletin

A:Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

This further enhances the point that these software mfg's need to start putting security first when they build their code.

It's completely ridiculous and irresponsible nearly 15 years later after they were all warned about it!

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I have Windows Vista 32 bit and from the beginning I have problems opening pdf's from internetsites: my computer suggests that I install the recent version of Adobe what I did (succesfully as adobe says). I tried some of the suggestions I found on the internet: uninstall - install, execute as administrator, change the compatibility to Windows server pack 2, upgrated the internet explorer, but still it doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot, Swaantje

A:[SOLVED] problem with adobe reader and adobe flash player

Here is a link to a cool Adobe Reader alternative http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/index.php the program is not even close to half the size of Adobe's Reader.

What type of problem are you having with flash player?

Can you watch a youtube video?

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I originally posted in the Am I infected forum here. Last Monday, 3/21 my ISP cox communications sent me an email stating that I may be infected with Alureon/TDSS. I called 3 times and did everything they suggested. I ran MalewareBytes, Norton Power Eraser, Microsoft Safety Scanner, TDSSKiller, and Roguekiller. Plus my usual real time scanning Antivirus- MCafee Security suite.
Today while on my local news website, another window suddenly opened and contained a fake adobe flash update. I noticed right away because I hadn't clicked anything and it even appeared to take me to a different website. The domain was aaliyamericanapparel.com. I immediately shut down the fake installer and pressed the back button which took me back to the news article I was reading.
I have 1 desktop and another laptop that needs checking. My desktop also has a seagate external harddrive connected to it which is holding my backed up photos. Here is the Farbar scan for the desktop.....
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by smithfamily (administrator) on JNK-PC (29-03-2016 11:37:12)
Running from C:\Users\smithfamily\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: smithfamily (Available Profiles: smithfamily)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
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A:ISP says Possible Alureon/TDSS, fake adobe flash download pop-up today

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Scan Date: 3/22/2016
Scan Time: 9:18 AM
Logfile: malwarebytes2.txt
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2016.03.22.06
Rootkit Database: v2016.03.12.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 10
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: smithfamily
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 421701
Time Elapsed: 22 min, 1 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 1
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Details here; http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-01.html Not a lot users can do about it at the moment except to take even more care with email attachments. Official 'fix' due next week.

A:Solved: New Zero day exploit for Adobe Flash (and maybe Reader)!!

Flash version is now available; http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Don't forget to run the uninstaller first!; http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

The first link will provide the version needed by whichever browser you use to access it (an .exe version for Opera and Firefox). In the case of IE I always reject the Google toolbar, allow the Adobe Download Manager to be installed and then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation. Some sites have an .exe version for IE which other people here seem to have used without problems.

I believe that a new version of Adobe Reader has also been released to deal with the latest security issues.

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hi !

i got a flash-message from SITIC, (the Swedish IT-Incident Center), there is a new 0-day vulnerability in Adobe?s Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat !

info from Adobe:
"Security Advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: June 4, 2010
Vulnerability identifier: APSA10-01
CVE number: CVE-2010-1297
Platform: All

A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-1297) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This advisory will be updated once a schedule has been determined for releasing a fix."
Adobe - Security Advisories: Security Advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat
Adobe Flash Player, Acrobat Reader, and Acrobat 'authplay.dll' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Security Advisory for Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat - Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT)

yet another reason not to use Adobe PDF-reader...

there are several other FREE PDF-readers available:
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A:New 0-day vulnerability in Adobe´s Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat

In this case, the problem is Adobe Flash more than Adobe/Acrobat Reader. Although the vulnerability can also be vectored through malicious PDF files to invoke FLASH, merely replacing Adobe Reader with another PDF reader is not the solution because malicious Flash files are not limited to PDF format. My recommendations: Adobe Flash/Reader Vulnerability Mitigation Options.

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Details here; http://isc.sans.org/ No patch yet, Firefox users should use NoScript (you mean you don't already?). It has been confirmed that the version of this exploit aimed at IE does work.

Adobe advisory here; http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-03.html

A:New Zero day exploit affects Adobe Reader and Flash player!!

The latest Windows Secrets newsletter suggests that NoScript may not in fact provide complete protection against the Flash exploit aimed at Firefox, but it's obviously better than nothing.

Meanwhile, US Cert has posted a workaround for the Adobe Reader problem; http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/259425 as well as advising users to disable Flash in browsers.

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I started cleaning this computer up for a friend. Initially she couldn't even access the internet. Initially it seemed as if I was able to clean it up pretty good. I used Malwarebytes to do the job. However each time I clean it up & rescan it, it seems to find the same infections even after they are quarantined and deleted. Once the trial for Malwarebytes expired, I decided to try using Microsoft Security Essential, made some headway there, The system seemed to be responding pretty well as I was uninstalling unnecessary programs and some browser ad-ons. Windows updates were now coming in and actually being installed successfully on the first try. Unfortunately, that only lasted for a while, because again as I quarantine remove infections, they were detected, quarantined and removed...a few times
Currently, it seems as if it isn't the same infections being detected, but something "new".
I recently disabled Microsoft Security Essentials and Installed Avast Antivirus. I wanted to see what it would catch. It is scanning now, so far it has stopped one or two threats, It hasn't completed it's scan yet. So I am waiting to see what it finds. In the mean time, I decided I'd better reach out for some help, so I hope you guys can help me.
At some point during all of this I decided to uninstall Java so I could go on download and install the newest version of Java available. Once I begin the install, it just stops, then a little while later the message will pop asking if I want... Read more

A:Probably still infrected, I can't instal Java or Adobe Reader or Flash

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Adobe Warns of Critical Flaw in Flash, Acrobat & Reader.

Adobe Systems Inc. warned late Friday that malicious hackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole present in current versions of its Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player software.

The company notes that the Flash Player 10.1 Release Candidate, available from this link, does not appear to be vulnerable.Click to expand...

-- Tom

A:Adobe Warns of Critical Flaw in Flash, Acrobat & Reader

Thanks Tom xx

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From:http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advi.../apsa09-03.htmlOH my!Security advisory for Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash PlayerRelease date: July 22, 2009Last Updated: July 23, 2009Vulnerability identifier: APSA09-03CVE number: CVE-2009-1862Platform: All PlatformsSummaryA critical vulnerability exists in the current versions of Flash Player (v9.0.159.0 and v10.0.22.87) for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat v9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2009-1862) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild via limited, targeted attacks against Adobe Reader v9 on Windows.Removed a large portion of the quote in order to comply with the rules of fair use.Orange Blossom

A:Security advisory for Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player

holy cats!
nice info snkzat1 :)

Does anyone know what this site needs the adobe add-on running for? I don't see any vids...

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Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat dated October 29, 2010.

Well this seems to be a frequently recurring theme, yes there is yet another critical 0day vulnerability in Adobe products – pretty much across the board this time.Click to expand...

Update: Critical Fixes for Shockwave, Firefox.

Adobe Systems pushed out a critical security update for its Shockwave Player that fixes nearly a dozen security vulnerabilities. The software maker also is warning that attackers are targeting a previously unidentified security hole in its Acrobat and PDF Reader products. The latest version is to expand...

-- Tom

A:Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat

Just updated mine

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When I click on the icon to update Adobe Reader 9, I get an error message that says that Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. Error 1601.

I have no idea on what to do to fix this problem.

A:Adobe Reader 9 won't update

You probably need to re-register the Windows Installer Service as this Microsoft article explains.

"Disk Error -- Reserved Error (-1601)" error message when you try to install an Office update

Useful list of error codes here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229683

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Here is the update to Adobe Reader.


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When I try to read a pdf file, it asks me to update my adobe reader. When I select to update it however it includes an installation of the yahoo toolbar, and will not let me remove it before updating. Anything I can do? I do not want to install the tool bar, imagine that.

A:adobe reader update

I would uninstall adobe reader, and download and reinstall depending on what platform your running
"Windows 9X"
Adobe Reader 6.0 - Dont forget to download the updates as well 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04
"Windows 2000/xp"
Adobe Reader 7.0 - Dont forget to download the updates as well 7.01 7.02 7.03

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I currently have Adobe Reader 8.1.7. I want to update to 9.2. However, I know that I have to delete my old Reader in Add/Remove programs. However, I have 2 Adobe Readers-one can be deleted. The other, Adobe Reader 8.1.7 (CPSID-50029) cannot be deleted. How can I update this program?

A:Adobe reader update

In my experience updating removes the old one in the process.

I have found that the last 2 versions are too buggy when using dual screens and have changed to Foxit reader.

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Adobe Reader will not update on my Win7 OS. It says:
Update failed

Updates have been disabled by your system policy.

Error: 1007
What does this mean? How can I fix it so that it WILL update again on its own?

A:Adobe Reader won't update

A few people are experiencing problems....
Have you checked the Adobe Reader Forum?

Adobe Forums: Forum: Adobe Reader

Can't install Adobe Reader

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Hi all

I just recently reinstalled adobe reader 8.1.3 and updated through it's own built in updater to version 8.1.4.
Check adobe about and it states version 8.1.4 is installed. Check with built in updater and update 8.1.4 is listed to be downloaded .

Should i just ignore this as the program itself say's i have the right version and assume maybe there is a glitch in adobe updater.

Has any else had this problem

I have
Windows XP Home with Service pack 3.


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Windows XP Pro, HP Pavilion, IE8, McAfee.   Some years ago I wanted a newer version of Adobe Reader. It wouldn't download which seemed a common problem and I did a few suggested things and - don't hate me - not sure exactly what but since it wouldn't update I found an early version that would:  Reader 5.  Now I seem stuck with it - not a great problem for what I use this computer for but notice that some files no longer download because they need newer version of Reader. 
I think Reader 8 (needed for TurboTax) would keep me going for some years to come and accomodate those few times a newer version is needed, but it is no longer on the Adobe site and free "versions" of it online don't make me feel it would be safe to get that way.  Question:  are those free downloads of fake Reader 8 safe?    Or is downloading 9 (still available) easy and really trouble free from the Adobe site and that's a good way to go (I'd try this)?   Adobe still has problems downloading as I have read on some forums and don't want to uninstall 5 if I'm left without anything at all.  I know this isn't cutting edge, but some of us just keep using what works.  Any help at all appreciated.

A:Really need help to update Adobe Reader

Why even use Adobe at all........it's very insecure?
There are alternative readers like Nitro and Foxit.http://www.nitroreader.com/

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The Adobe? Reader? 9.1 update addresses a number of customer workflow issues and a critical security vulnerability while providing more stability. The update is available as a full Adobe Reader installer.


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Ive tryed a few times to update this but i keep getting error code "1402". Tryed the support on adobes website and it sayes to delete everything and restart pc then restart update but i get the same error code!! Im lost with what to do now please can someone help?

A:error adobe reader update

Switch to Foxit Reader. It is free and performs great.


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I have a question.running Windows XP SP-3 and I think Adobe Reader 9. All updates are installed:

When I download a PDF file, I get a message in IE 8's info bar. "To protect your security, IE blocked this site from downloading files to your computer. Click here for options."

When I click the Info bar to say 'Download File", nothing happens. But if I click on the PDF file on-line a second time, it opens. I think I used to be able to just click "Download File" once and than it downloaded.

It seems to be the same way with the Pop-Up Blocker, I have to Temporarily allow pop ups (always from trusted sites) and than click a second time to allow the pop-ups to show. Comments?


A:Was There an Update to IE 8 or Adobe Reader Recently?

I don't know anything about IE updates but I do know that, if you intend to keep using Adobe Reader, you should upgrade to version X; http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/New-Adobe-Reader-zero-day-in-the-wild-1391441.html

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These updates resolve a functional regression with XFA forms functionality that affected some users, as well as provide a resolution to security vulnerability CVE-2017-11223.
Note:  For DC versions, these patches are being released as "hotfixes". For Reader/Acrobat XI, there is an "incremental patch" updating v11.0.21 to v.11.0.22.
For a summary, and more information, see http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2017/08/adobe-acrobat-and-reader-security.html

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When I go to open a pdf or open the Acrobat Reader DC, I get a "Adobe Reader has stopped working............"
Was working before the major update.

I've tried the Adobe Cleanup uninstaller and reinstalled, still NG.
I see a number of posts on the Adobe forum but there doesn't appear to be any help there.
I have 2 PC's, a laptop and Desktop, both running Build 14905, both have the same problem.

Anyone found an answer?


A:Adobe Reader DC not working after Ann. update

Not sure what is interfering with Adobe Reader DC on your two systems; It works fine on all my 5 Computers.

Which Internet Security are you using? May need to grant permission to run.

Clean Boot, and see if it runs.

Reset your Browser/s.

Run SFC and DISM.

Download and run CCleaner. Repeat running it until it no longer finds anything

Run a full virus scan.

Download and run Malwarebytes.

Uninstall ARDC then install an alternative PDF reader. Such as, PDF reader for Windows 10. This is only for test purposes.


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Hello all,

I have adobe reader x version 10.1.4 currently. Does anyone have the correct link for the latest free update for this version? I just want to make sure I get it from a good source like this site

Thank you.

A:Where can I get a free Adobe Reader Update?

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Can anyone help me please, I installed Adobe reader 9.4 from a Kerbs on security link the site appeared genuine and after a reboot a folder has appeared on the desktop named Adobe Reader Installer. I havnt clicked on it and did a system restore to get adobe reader 9.2 back after which 9.4 had gone replaced by 9.2 but adobe installer remained on the programs list, did another system restore and the installer had gone but the desktop icon remains but now wrapped in another folder I have quick scanned with ms security essentials and malwarebytes anti-malware. PC seems to be running fine but I dont know what to do with this desktop icon?
Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Please Help,problem after Adobe reader 9.4 update

Right click and delete it. Always open Adobe and update from help drop down.

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During my recent session with one of the analysts for spyware/malware removal the analyst had me update my Adobe from the website to Adobe reader version 9.2. When I try to install the program on my computer, the computer displays a message saying that it was unable to install Adobe reader. Obviously, every pdf file I click on will not open.

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For the past couple of weeks now, my mom's computer keeps getting an update notice for Adobe Reader after every Startup. I've tried several times over the course of the past 2 weeks to update Adobe Reader so that the update notice will go away and also so that Adobe Reader will be updated in case of any security vulnerabilities.Whenever I attempt to update it, it begins to install the new update, then right in the middle of updating, the same error message box pops. Here it is below...I've even tried uninstalling Adobe Reader so that I can reinstall it and see if it would allow me to update that way...but the same error message appears even when I try to uninstall it. It won't allow me to uninstall it either due to this error. It's saying that it can't open this particular registry key, and I don't know why. Can you please help me fix this problem so I can update Adobe Reader? I would really appreciate it.

A:Adobe Reader update keeps failing

Give this a try

1. Download Microsoft's SubinACL tool from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe -4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en

2. Install the same by double clicking on the "subinacl.msi" just downloaded.

3. Open Command Prompt window through the Run Dialog Box (Start -> Run and type "cmd" and click OK)

4. In the Command Prompt window, type in the following commands:

i. cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools" (Hit Enter)

ii. subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents /grant=administrators=f /grant=SYSTEM=f /grant=USERS=f /grant="Creator Owner"=f (Hit Enter)

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I can't remove it or update it. Gives me an Error 1402. Can't open key; hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\optionalcomponents\msfs. This is the only program I can't remove or update.

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OS is XP Pro with SP3. I keep being alerted that a security update for Adobe Reader 9.4.0 is available for download. When I try to download & install the update I get the following error message.

"Error 1402. Could not open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrenVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key."

I also tried to uninstall Adobe Reader from REmove Programs but received the same error message.

Is malware preventing the installation of this upgrade?

Thank you,

A:Cannot update or uninstall Adobe Reader 9.4.0

Well...I don't see why Adobe anything...should access a key that appears to relate to email functioning in a MS folder, IMO.


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Adobe Acrobat Reader is a program used for reading PDF files. Acrobat Reader version 6.0.1 and possibly other versions are vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper handling of NULL characters. By creating a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with user privileges, once the file is opened. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending the malicious file to a victim in an email

Platforms Affected:

Adobe Systems, Inc.: Acrobat Reader 6.0.1
Various: Any operating system Any version
Go here and get the update, or if you want, you can uninstall the version you have now, and install 6.0.2 Basic, which doesn't install the other stuff, and when fully installed, is just ~17MB large.


Scroll down till you see this bit:

Adobe Reader 6.0.2, basic version
These downloads of Adobe Reader have already been updated to version 6.0.2.

The full version is if you want to distribute it to other pc's



A:Adobe Acrobat Reader Update

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I received a notification to update Adobe Reader, clicked install, but the update failed. Details show in my attachment. I tried to uninstall (to reinstall) it but it gave the same result and i couldn`t uninstall. This has never happened before. Any clues please?

A:Adobe Reader update failed


Originally Posted by Julie Frances

I received a notification to update Adobe Reader, clicked install, but the update failed. Details show in my attachment. I tried to uninstall (to reinstall) it but it gave the same result and i couldn`t uninstall. This has never happened before. Any clues please?

You don't have permission rights to that reg. key which is stopping the update process. I will show you how to change the permission right once I have looked at the key closer and write it down.

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Earlier, I had a virus that redirected all my search links so I posted a thread in the virus/malware section of this website. We successfully removed the virus, but the person also recommended to me that I update Adobe, since viruses could lurk in outdated programs with unenhanced security features. However, Adobe was impossible to update. So, somehow we managed to remove Adobe completely from the computer so I could just try to reinstall it. However, I don't think I was successful in completely removing it, and the next time I tried to update the program, this same message popped up:
Error 1402.Could not open key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\...\MSFS. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.
Then it did some sort of roll-back action, and then this message popped up:

Error 1402.Could not open key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\...\IMAIL. Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

And then it rolled back again and the setup completely failed. It does this every time I try to install or update Adobe Reader. Please help, I need Adobe!

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I have an adobe reader update that pops up every time I turn on my Dell laptop. I try to update and It but I get an "Error 1335" pop up and I go to the web site and it does not help.
Any advice will help. Thanks

A:Solved: Adobe reader update

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For years it was known as Adobe Acrobat Reader then several years ago it was changed to Adobe Reader. Installed it on a rebuild and it is now known as Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, but still free. Biggest issue was getting a clean download, took 3 tries apparently because their server was busy. It does include something about creating online .pdf files but don't need to check that just yet, probably will want money.

A:Adobe Reader update change

As far as I know Adobe reader XI is the most popular
The acrobat line is yes free as a reader but not as a creator so it will indeed want an upgrade to do that,
Which I would not use it unless you wanted to upgrade and simply use reader XI instead

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I received a notification to update Adobe Reader, clicked install, but the update failed. Details show in my attachment. I tried to uninstall (to reinstall) it but it gave the same result and i couldn`t uninstall. This has never happened before. Any clues please?

A:Adobe Reader update failed

Adobe Reader has gotten somewhat bloated which is why I now use Foxit. Free, works great and uses very little resources.

Like any new program there are a few things to learn. It is compatible with both IE and Firefox. The download includes plugins for both.

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I did an in-place upgrade to Win 8 CP from Win 7 SP1; and all has by and large been fine.

Before, Adobe Reader X 10.1.2 worked fine, but it wouldn't update to the latest verson claiming the package was corrupt. I then, perhaps foolishly, uninstalled Adobe Reader X with a view to just installing 10.1.3. Unfortunately it won't. It says it can't read the AcroRead.msi setup file in c:\Programdata\Adobe\Setup\(long string) and to verify that the file is there (which it is).

Anyone else run into anything similar?



A:Adobe Reader X won't update/install


Copy the .msi to another folder then run it from there.

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Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Inspriron ONE2320

Thank you in advance for help, this is a great service.

I have been trying to Update Adobe Reader for weeks now when asked and kept on getting this error message " Error 1310.Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi\1658852.rbf. Verify that you have access to that directory " ... Someone told me too just un-install Adobe and re-install but when i tried to re-install a similar error message failed in the install.

And i now cant seem to play any online videos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Adobe Reader Update/Install Failing

Did you try this


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Hey guys,

This obnoxious behaviour is getting beyond annoying. Does anyone know how to prevent Adobe's updates from putting the icons back on the desktop? Day before yesterday or something 10.1 came out I think, so all the clueless people are calling up the support desk "halp omg there's something new on my desktop i think my pc got teh virus???", not to mention the people who "accidentally" dragged it somewhere, or hit delete on the wrong icon, etc.

Primo PDF works great for creating PDFs, but we haven't found a suitable replacement reader yet. Suggestions on this would be welcome too.

A:adobe reader update put icon on my desktop ... again

Maybe msconfig and disable Adobe at startup?

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This is something that has been happening for a long time, but Adobe Reader update asks to update every time I start up Windows. However, at the end of the update it gives this error message every time: "Error 2727.The directory entry 'NETSCAPE_4' does not exist in the Directory table."
How to fix this?

A:Adobe Reader update continues to fail

Hi Milennin

What version of Adobe Reader are you currently running. I think the best step forward is to un install the version you currently have and install the latest version from here - Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions This should in turn fix the automatic update issues you are experiencing at present


Be sure to uncheck the added extras for McAfee

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You can get the downloadable update from here or you can run the update function in Adobe Acrobat Reader 7x.

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If you're using Windows XP and already have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.1 installed, you can get the 7.0.2 update here and here. The update supposedly addresses several issues in version 7.0.1.

A:Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.2 Update Released

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