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#1 AZrox

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:51 PM

Hello all,
 
Please post a link to Adobe Reader. I tried their web site, but the download came with a bunch of 3rd party software.  There is no way to disable the 3rd party software during the install..
 
 
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:23 PM

I believe that is true of all of Adobe's products. You have to uninstall the unwanted McAfee nonsense after the Adobe product is installed. Ridiculous.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

The other option is to use a different .pdf reader like I do. Such as PDF-XChange Viewer. It is a free download provided you follow the guidelines below.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:03 PM

I get adobe here http://get.adobe.com/reader/

 

I have never had to uninstall the McAfee stuff. I just unchecked that option on the download page.

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Note the part I bolded. Also the download size changes depending if it is checked or not. There is a check box there that does not paste in correctly.

 

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:40 AM

The third party stuff has been there for a while. That is how they get paid to offer free software. Nuance's PDF program is better in some ways than Adobe Reader.

But like any software that uses installers, they are required to allow you to choose to not allow to install the third party software, by letting you click on the boxes, to not load it.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:30 AM

I don't need Adobe Reader but in a recent Flash update, the option to uncheck the McAfee crap was not offered for the first time because that option was there previously. I don't know if this was deliberate or an Adobe mistake.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:45 AM

Thanks I found another link on Adobe.com without all the 3rd party downloads.






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