Beware Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
First, if you’re wondering what Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is, according to Adobe…
“Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents…”
Installing the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe’s free PDF reader, it attempts to install an extension in the Chrome browser, along with the updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
While Adobe tries to sneak the Chrome extension into your Chrome browser. Luckily, Chrome’s security alerts you and prevents it from being enabled by default. It also warns you what permissions Adobe is requesting. These are:
— Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
— Manage your downloads.
— Communicate with cooperating native applications.
You should not allow Adobe to install this extension in your Chrome browser. You can easily prevent it by clicking “Don’t enable” when Google’s security system kicks in. If you already enabled it by accident you can type chrome://extensions/ in the Chrome address bar and disable or remove the Adobe extension.
It’s bad enough we all have to be wary of malware and trickery every day on the internet, but it’s unconscionable that a multi-billion-dollar company like Adobe stoops to this level to eek out a few extra dollars.
Not only do they try to sneak an extension on your Chrome browser, they also try to sneak “True Key” and “McAfee Security Scan Plus” on your computer. If you’re not careful, Adobe will try to install True Key by Intel Security, and McAfee Security Scan Plus, along with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. You have to manually uncheck both True Key and McAfee to prevent them from being automatically installed on your PC when you download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
Adobe is a multi-billion-dollar corporation. It’s shameful that will all the money they make, they stoop to trickery to squeeze money from a supposedly “free” application.
Be careful when downloading anything from Adobe.