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    Question about Adobe Reader update.

    I'm currently running Adobe Reader version 11.0.11.18. All of my browsers indicate that the Adobe PDF plug-in is out of date.
    When attempting to find the latest update, all that I could find is Adobe Reader DC (where DC stands for Document Cloud). I have no desire (or intention) of putting any information into Adobe's Document Cloud for any purpose. Is there a way to totally disable that function and still use the Adobe PDF reader? Or is there a version that doesn't use the Document Cloud, that I might have missed?

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    This might help answer some of your questions...

    https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/faq.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesF View Post
    I have no desire (or intention) of putting any information into Adobe's Document Cloud for any purpose. Is there a way to totally disable that function and still use the Adobe PDF reader?
    There's really no function that needs to be disabled.

    You get a choice of My Computer or Document Cloud when saving.

    I've been using Adobe Reader DC for three weeks without any problems.

    I think Adobe should explain the rebranding, but it's never been their strong point.

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    What do you get with Help, Check for updates from within Adobe Reader?

    I'm not aware that any browser tells you when Adobe Reader is out of date.

    And 11.0.11 was only three weeks ago: Adobe Reader for Windows Downloads
    Last edited by BruceR; 2015-06-02 at 20:02.

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    I think he's talking about the browser plug-in for Reader.

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    jwoods, thanks for the link.

    BruceR, after reading the FAQ's, it appears that if I choose not to sign up for the Document Cloud, I can, as you suggest, continue to save PDF's to my hard drive.
    And, as jwoods mentioned, I was indeed talking about the browser plug-in.

    Which leaves one more question: where can I find a direct download for the latest Reader (bypassing any Adobe installer and associated crapware)?
    Until now, I've been downloading Reader directly from from Adobe's FTP site.

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    You can get it from the Adobe download page for Reader...

    https://get.adobe.com/reader/

    Uncheck any optional offers on the download page.

    You can then install it manually.

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