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5. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 2, 2011, 21:50 mag
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 2, 2011, 20:54:
zirik wrote on Jan 2, 2011, 17:02:
how about disabling the acrobat plugin on your web browser? you can also set the browser to ask before opening or downloading a PDF file.

That's what I've always done, not just for safety, but I don't like PDF files loading in my browser window. I also use Foxit reader since the Adobe reader got fat. Now Foxit is getting a little chubby. I downloaded a few lighter PDF readers a while back, but never got around to installing them. One is called Cool PDF Reader, and there was another one that I can't seem to remember the name or find right now.

Evince and PDF-XChange are pretty good replacements. I'm partial to Evince since it's what I've been using in Linux for a while, but PDF-XChange is quite speedy, I think.
 
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4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 2, 2011, 20:54 jimnms
 
zirik wrote on Jan 2, 2011, 17:02:
how about disabling the acrobat plugin on your web browser? you can also set the browser to ask before opening or downloading a PDF file.

That's what I've always done, not just for safety, but I don't like PDF files loading in my browser window. I also use Foxit reader since the Adobe reader got fat. Now Foxit is getting a little chubby. I downloaded a few lighter PDF readers a while back, but never got around to installing them. One is called Cool PDF Reader, and there was another one that I can't seem to remember the name or find right now.
 
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3. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 2, 2011, 17:02 zirik
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jan 2, 2011, 15:59:
Would be nice if the article gave some preventative measures or some type of a solution instead of only stating the problem exists.

how about disabling the acrobat plugin on your web browser? you can also set the browser to ask before opening or downloading a PDF file.
 
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2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 2, 2011, 16:24 Sepharo
 
With foxit mine don't automatically open. Don't know if that has anything to do with it. I just delete them later. I think it's fine if they're not executed.  
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1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 2, 2011, 15:59 JohnBirshire
 
I knew this was a problem for quite some time, as I noticed more and more that when visiting malicious websites my Adobe is often suddenly opened automatically and starts loading a document. This article kind of drove home that point, really need to stop Adobe from doing that, I imagine probably able to in the options menu somewhere.

Would be nice if the article gave some preventative measures or some type of a solution instead of only stating the problem exists.
 
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