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    The constant (daily) updates of Adobe Reader (I have 9.3.4) were a petty annoyance until I began to see jokes about it. Obviously, I am not alone in this. I'm going to have to declare an exception and not allow Adobe to update at all because they seem to enjoy sending them during my work hours, insist I pay attention, and allow them to proceed. When I allow the updates, they take FOR-EV-ER! and slow my computer down. Whazup???

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    This is the same as Microsoft Updates, but they limit theirs to once a month after everyone complained. A small price to pay for protection from people with bad intent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JES Mason View Post
    The constant (daily) updates of Adobe Reader (I have 9.3.4) were a petty annoyance until I began to see jokes about it. Obviously, I am not alone in this. I'm going to have to declare an exception and not allow Adobe to update at all because they seem to enjoy sending them during my work hours, insist I pay attention, and allow them to proceed. When I allow the updates, they take FOR-EV-ER! and slow my computer down. Whazup???
    you can always disable the updater just like in windows update

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    Quote Originally Posted by JES Mason View Post
    The constant (daily) updates of Adobe Reader (I have 9.3.4) were a petty annoyance until I began to see jokes about it. Obviously, I am not alone in this. I'm going to have to declare an exception and not allow Adobe to update at all because they seem to enjoy sending them during my work hours, insist I pay attention, and allow them to proceed. When I allow the updates, they take FOR-EV-ER! and slow my computer down. Whazup???
    That is the biggest reason I switched from Adobe to PDF X-Change Viewer. This is a free PDF viewer that integrates nicely with browsers and is highly regarded in these forums. Adobe Reader and Flash both seem to be rife for attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JES Mason View Post
    The constant (daily) updates of Adobe Reader (I have 9.3.4) were a petty annoyance until I began to see jokes about it. Obviously, I am not alone in this. I'm going to have to declare an exception and not allow Adobe to update at all because they seem to enjoy sending them during my work hours, insist I pay attention, and allow them to proceed. When I allow the updates, they take FOR-EV-ER! and slow my computer down. Whazup???
    Most of the Adobe Reader vulnerabilities have related to its ability to process JavaScript. If you disable scripts from running in PDFs (check Edit>Preferences) then you are protected from most of the known exploits. There was at least one which used a different mechanism, however, so that was a crucial update.

    I do think, though, that you are exaggerating the frequency of updates. So far this year, Adobe Reader was updated on (bulletin dates): Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Apr. 13, June 29, and Aug. 19. If you find that updates do not stick and have to be repeated on a daily basis, perhaps there is a permissions or configuration problem with your Reader.

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