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Adobe Reader 8.0 Updater

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#1 lulabelle


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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:19 AM

When I am surfing the net and open a pdf, Adobe Reader begins the updating process which goes on and on and on - it never finishes! Any idea why this might be? At the moment I just eventually cancel the update so as to get rid of this winking updater icon on the task bar. (We're taking hours and hours!) I've trawled through the Adobe forums to no avail, but someone on BC will be able to help, I'm sure.
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#2 JohnWho


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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:03 AM

Don't know if I'm that someone, lulabelle,

but I will ask -

did you go to the Adobe site and download the current version, uninstall the one you have, and re-install the new one?

This might resolve the issue.

It's possible that your firewall is preventing the update. You might want to check it first, before you do the download/reinstall thing.

Let us know, OK?

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:21 PM

Even though I blocked in the Adobe Reader program its automatic updates function, it will try to connect to its homebase everytime I open something in the reader. The way I handle it is in Zone Alarm firewall I have it set to ask before allowing it access to the internet. When the ZA window pops up asking to allow Adobe Reader access, I simply say NO. That stops it from going any further. Whether you have the latest updates or not it will try to check for updates every time you use it.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:08 PM

When ZA pops up and you click NO , click"remember this setting" and then NO. You can also try Foxit PDF viewer It's much less bloated than Adobe
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