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#1 Jove

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:37 PM

I have Adobe 9 installed, the update is 0.2.0 and is rather large some 40 MB, . .

Do I need it ?

Just really would like to know from someone who knows ?

I already have these sporadic bouts with my COMODO, and am still trying to figure it out,

I just would not like to complicate things.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:42 PM

Is that adobe reader 9? if so then yes you should update as it is a security fix or do what i do and use foxit reader it is a lot faster than adobe and i believe safer. :thumbsup: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:16 AM

I'll definitely look into it, . . Much Thanks !

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:30 AM

With regards to Foxit, you may want to read this thread:Foxit Reader, What a bag of worms!!!!

Personally, I won't touch Foxit or Adobe.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:23 AM

Hello Animal, . .

I was under the impression Adobe is an application like Java, and that is needed for ahhhh !

your browser to better view web pages ??

I know I need it to open PDF's right, . .

I know I should be googleing this and look it up, soooooooooooooh, . .

but, Thanks.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:13 AM

I use Sumatra:

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/index.html

It's very small, integrates into the system like Adobe Reader and displays PDFs when required online.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:53 AM

Which program is the update for, Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Reader or one of the other Adobe products?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:30 PM

@ Jove

Like Queen-Evie has asked. What Adobe product is the update for? The .pdf reader, or other product? Adobe has many products. Please be more specific as to which one.

As to your other comment. No, adobe reader is not like java, it is not required. And by not being required, there are alternatives which is explained in the thread I linked you to above.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

Sorry, . .

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:38 PM

flash player is something to update...
adobe reader 9.1.2 from the size...I think that was not an update...but a new version for adobe reader...and its like a new installer...dont know why adobe says it an update not the new version...
an updater is something that contain some fixes and not need to be like an new version installer...
222mb for update is something that I dont want to update...except for antivirus database and games pathes (this was a real update I think)

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:45 PM

The updater was not installed, as I canceled it, . but now I don't know where it is It disappeared, probably will be back again, but it was around 40 MB, . .


I will probably get into needing Flash as I am beginning to work with graphics,
Giff's and the like, and constantly see Flash, this and that references, which cause me to believe I will eventually be using it or it's likes in the near future.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:39 PM

With regards to Foxit, you may want to read this thread:Foxit Reader, What a bag of worms!!!!

Personally, I won't touch Foxit or Adobe.


Same here. There are a lot of other free (non-toolbar) alternatives. I use Sumatra PDF. There's also Nitro PDF Reader and Evince as well.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:16 PM

Ok, I am understanding there are alternatives,

if I might get some advice from you about what I have, i.e.,

so whats the deal with Adobe,

I have always had the feeling, there a main wheel,

so is my Adobe 222 MB program working against me as something I don't need,

in my antiquated Presario that max's out at 500 MB Ram ?

Is the Adobe Program a pertinent inter-reacting software with my present browser functions ?

What about the usefulness of the Flash Player 10 Active X,

will it be useful down the road for graphic work I may encounter ?

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:20 PM

Believe it or not, . .of course I'm still working on it, . . but let me ask you, . . Whats the low down on this, . . I found it on a the Adobe forum, .

It is concerning the large d/l problem, . .

but how does the hacking thing get involved, what to look for ?!


For file uploads it is also dependant on the memory of your personal computer, as it loads it to memory, sends it along, then stores it in server memory, then ultimately saves it.


I will also add, if this is a public area, where anyone can upload, you really need to lock down those files. This is a very easy way to get hacked. File uploads should be put in a non web accessible area. Not in your web root.



What does he mean, "Lock Down" ?

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:02 PM

Can you provide a link to the discussion, to give context?

That seems to be talking about uploading files to a public sharing facility. I guess they mean that if anyone can upload and download files from there, they could download your file, infect it with a trojan, worm or something and upload it again. Others could get infected from what seems to be your file, or if you had used that location as storage, you would get the infection when you downloaded the file again in the future.

If you were using public on-line storage, you could store your files in an archive file with high security encryption.
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