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#1 clueless2

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:33 AM

I don't know if this is the right forum....anyway, I was trying to download a .pdf file but I didn't have Adobe yet, so a box popped up asking me which program I wanted to open the file with. I chose Wordpad. Now, whenever I download an Adobe file, it opens in Wordpad automatically. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem?

Also, when I start my computer, I notice two programs called "IExplore" and "Osa9". Are these spyware programs? If so, how can I get rid of them. I've run AVG, Spybot and AdAware.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:45 AM

Hi clueless2

Try right clicking on the .pdf and clicking 'openwith..' then choose adobe from that list of programs that appear. Then tick the "always use selected program for this file" box. Next time you open a .pdf it will open in adobe.

Both those two programs are legit.

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#3 Leurgy

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 07:42 PM

Hello clueless2 and welcome to BC.

David is on the right track, but you need to hold down the Shift key when you right click to get the "Open with" option.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:50 AM

I get the 'open with' without shift but then again my computer has a mind of its own :thumbsup:. Thanks for adding that Leurgy.
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:57 PM

With Windows 95/98*Grinler you need the shift key to get the Open with.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 04:10 AM

Ahhh...ok thanks Leurgy! :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 10:16 PM

OK, now can someone tell me where I can download Adobe. Their website is too confusing. I just want the program that lets you open pdf files. Thanks

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:10 PM

Here you go: http://www.download-it-free.com/acrobat/

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:50 PM

You can download the newest version from the adobe site itself from here.
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