Adobe Warns (Again) of "Critical Vulnerability" in Reader and Acrobat

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Blaze589

If it's absolutely necessary to use Adobe's reader download Comodo Firewall Free and sandbox the program or download Sandboxie. I personally like Foxit; it loads quicker and is a lot smoother.

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Ashton2091

Oh no!.....oh yeah...that's right...I use FoxIt :-)

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mrvander

You do realize that Foxit is vulnerable to the same DLL exploit as well, right?

http://windowssecrets.com/2010/09/09/01-A-threat-to-common-dll-files-hits-many-apps

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punditguy

I had been using Foxit, but I gave it up because it couldn't print correctly on my setup. I may try one of the others, because this security nonsense is getting old. And someone needs to explain to me why the frak a program like Reader needs to have tendrils that reach that deep into the OS in the first place.

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TechW

So, have you, or anyone tested the alternatives to Adobe Reader or Acrobat to see if they are immune to the exploit or are you just hoping this is the case? Adobe is certainly not the only company with security bugs in it's code.

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Eoraptor

who in their right mind uses that bloated mutant pig any way? I mean, my god! you think Quicktime is a pig of an app? at least it has the excuse of needing to play video... a PDF is largely f'ing text! I'd make a godzilla reference, but Im not in the correct frame of mind.

 

I alternate, sometimes I use Foxit, but increasingly I use NitroPDF.

 

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someuid

I was using Sumatra when Reader got his with that nasty preview bug (clicking on a pdf and having Windows Explorer generate a preview of the document was found to be hijackable).  But, when Adobe got that bug fixed, and I started getting some pdf's that didn't work in Sumatra, I went back to Reader.

Guess it is time to switch again.

Here is Sumatra's page.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/index.html

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weaslem32

Adobe Acrobat is a boat anchor. That's why I have used Foxit for years. It just works, period.

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Forte125

Also a good alternative that is both free and lightweight.

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