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EULA for Adobe Reader X seems too much

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#1 cafejose


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

After looking at the terms of use and user's license agreement before installing Adobe Reader X, the information seems like Adobe will look into everything you do and see when or while you use Adobe Reader. The description seems so excessive that I did not yet install the Reader. What is the reality about this? Does anyone know what information, seemingly personal as well, the company is looking at and collecting and where this information is going? Why is this product now not classed as spyware? The EULA description is more like the expressing of a security and identity risk. Anyone! Explain what this really is and means?

Correction: I already did install, but I did not yet agree to the EULA terms, so I cannot keep Adobe Reader X open and cannot therefore read any PDF's.

Edited by cafejose, 27 March 2012 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:14 PM

there are alternatives to Adobe, such as FoxIT Reader.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

This is the pdf reader I use in Windows...Free PDF Reader - Sumatra PDF

Small program and fast. Like all freeware these days, pay attention during installation
for any toolbars, etc. being offered. Be sure to disallow any of those.
I don't know if Sumatra is doing that or not. Be safe.

Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.

Sumatra PDF is small, portable and starts up very fast.

Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

Or the one I've been using for 6 years+

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All the suggested alternatives work. Just a matter of choice.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

Or the one I've been using for 6 years+

PDF-XChange Viewer

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