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Old 12-07-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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Adobe has issued a warning about a vulnerability in Adobe Download Manager 2.1 and earlier versions (any installed prior to December 5, 2006).
A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Download Manager 2.1 and earlier versions that could allow an attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability to take control of the affected system. This issue is remotely exploitable. A malicious file must be loaded by the end user, via a web browser or e-mail client for instance, for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability. It is recommended that users uninstall Adobe Download Manager 2.1 and earlier ….

The solution for users is to delete this utility (which may be on your drive if you have downloaded Adobe software). I did not find it on my system (only the Adobe Updater); but it would make sense to check.

The link above takes you to a page with instructions (and a link to an uninstaller) for uninstalling older versions of Adobe Download Manager on both Windows and Mac systems.

   
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Thanks...unistalled it...

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Old 12-08-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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And they've announced a security hazard with Adobe Reader itself and recommend installing AR8 .......

   
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And they've announced a security hazard with Adobe Reader itself and recommend installing AR8
I've downloaded & installed Reader 8: its icon is a nice dark red. The new interface is somewhat strange yet. It also came with a Photoshop Essentials upgrade, now v. 3.

   
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I've downloaded & installed Reader 8: its icon is a nice dark red. The new interface is somewhat strange yet. It also came with a Photoshop Essentials upgrade, now v. 3.
Have you gone through Preferences yet and also Customized the toolbar?

It's odd not having the page turning arrows at the bottom of the screen!

I already had PE v3.

   
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:53 AM   #6
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Hugh:

The only 'preference' I have changed is the preferred unit; I don't like the inch as a serious unit. Many of the preferences I don't understand, and as the text display is satisfactory, I've left everthing else as it is. The icons down the left side seem quite neat, and T don't mind the page-turner being at the top. On the whole, I think Adobe has done a good job on Reader 8.

It's actually 'Adobe Photoshop Starter Album 3' that I've received; I hadn't noticed that I had the previous edition.

I noticed that when I finally downloaded the fonts Adobe had given me, it was Adobe Download Manager 2.2 (2.1 was the subject of the security warning).

   
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