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Why would a PDF connect to the internet?


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#1 Carpentry

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:40 PM

I have a PDF file that keeps connecting to the internet. I turned off the settings that allow it to do so, so it not longer does. Still,  I am curious.

 

Are these connections for some service offered by ADOBE?

 

I deleted the PDF and copy and pasted the text to a Word Document which I later saved as a PDF. This  new PDF  kept trying to connect to the internet. My firewall app isolated it , and bocked its connection - that is how I know. Anyone have any idea why this happens?

 

I downloaded a few PDFs of the internet but none attempt to make a connection. Could it be that every PDF has to have its settings changed, or does blocking connections through the ADOBE software block all of them? That's why  the PDF's I create they are allowed to connect to the internet, but the PDFs i downloaded already had that setting turned off.

 

 



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:16 AM

The document default open behavior was probably set up to open in a browser.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:39 PM

Figured it out: Comodo Firewall Was Blocking it because I was opening from an external device.






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