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Why does adobe acrobat reader pop up everytime I get a virus?

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#1 Imaloser


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:56 PM

I have no idea if this is the right section or not, so please feel free to move it to the right forum.

Just 2 questions...

Okay, lets say im browsing the web, and then suddenly, I would be presented with adobe acrobats loading screen (I did not click on this), after it is finished, I would get these fake alert msgs at the bottom of my screen saying I have a virus and blahblahblah (you know the drill). Why is this?

I thought it was just my crappy computer or something, so I tried it on my dad's comp. He didnt get the loading screen, but he got a pop up saying "A program is trying to open up using adobe acrobat. Will you allow this?" How do I enable that?

Thanks. :thumbsup:

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#2 Michael-Anthony


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Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:47 AM

I would say ditch adobe.

Any company that doesn't ask you whether or not you want to install another software (adobe air) isnt worth my time.

Foxit reader loads faster, doesn't hog down my system, and doesnt prompt me for accessability options every time i start it. (im not blind, deaf or otherwise handicapped, and adobe should know this with all the privacy invasion they take part in.)

Then i would say contact one of the experts either here, or in the "am i infected" forum. you might also want to post a hijackthis log in the hijackthis log forum.

It sounds like you have smitfraud but I could be wrong.


Edited by Michael-Anthony, 28 November 2008 - 09:49 AM.

#3 garmanma


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Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:22 PM

I would say that unless you opened a .pdf file you probably have some sort of infection and it sounds like it's both computers. If the computers are behind a router, disconnect from the internet, reset the router, and give it a strong password.
As suggested, you might want to post each computer individually in Am I Infected.
I would do this before proceeding to HijackThis
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