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#1 bat21

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:19 PM

When I open some pdf files or try to open a program from a disc I get a popup from Adobe 8 Professional that I need to purchase their product to use that particular program. If I don't select the purchase ($498) then it closes the program. Is there a way to remove this popup?

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:56 PM

Hi,
Just so that this is clear, you mean that when you open a .PDF file, you are told that you have to purchase adobe's full product to view it? That looks a bit suspicious to me. What product are you using to view .Pdf files? Adobe reader is free, or even better, if you don't want to be affiliated with them at all, you can use the free Foxit reader. Let me know.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:40 AM

I have the latest version of the free Adobe, but it is only on certain .pdf files that the popup displays.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:31 PM

Okay ... This is a bit on the worrysome side. Do you remember from which sites you downloaded the particular files that are forcing the popup to display? Have you contacted Adobe themselves about this? They might be able to help you with things like this.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

Hi
That might be a fake pop up. Do you get any other ad pop-ups when you go online?
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

How funny. That's exactly what I was thinking.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:09 PM

The latest version of Adobe Professional is version 9. It cost $449 if ordered via Adobe.

Version 8 also costs $449, if ordered via Adobe.

Buying from a retail store the cost may be the same or less.

Did you ever install the free trial version of Adobe Professional? If so, it could be a nag screen trying to get you to purchase it.

If not, it's possible that your system may be infected. The only way to find out if it is would be to post in AII, where a malware removal expert will guide you through the process to see if your system is infected, and if it is, will help you exterminate the infection.




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