When you downloaded the full installer (AdbeRdr1012_en_US.exe) and received the message ("...contained virus and was deleted"), was that installer file actually deleted?
If so, I suggest to make a backup copy of the installer before you try to install it again.
It would really help if you could post a screenshot of that message; we could possibly identify who/what is issuing that message.
Here are some instructions how to capture a screenshot on Windows: http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows
To post a saved screenshot here at the forum, use the camera icon above the forum editor.
Having done some research on that message ("...contained virus and was deleted"), I started to suspect that your system may be infected with malware.
Are the virus definitions of your Kaspersky a/v up-to-date? Can you run a full scan of your system with Kaspersky?
Kaspersky is up to date.
I fallowed Jeff's instruction and used other computer and d/loaded Reader
on USB stick and then install it on this machine.D/load was ok and
installation was ok but when i try to opn. pdf file nothing happens. Now I
just received an e-mail with a Word doc. and tried to open it and got a
message SDPR. Docx contained virus and was deleted.
So it is not only A/Reader that can not be opened but also the Word
Something is preventing it to be opened.
its great to hear that the installation of the A/R has gone through....
regarding the opening of the word or pdf file,,,are you opening up the attachment directly or saving the file first on computer and then opening it.
And now even gets more complicated.
Some of PDF files from 2 years ago that are in my Downloads can be opened
by A/Reader and yet any new ones including Word doc.can not.
A/Reader has now been installed but will not opn. any new PDF files?
I actually agree with Pat Willener. It really sounds like your system has been compromised. Either that or somehow you are being targetted by quite a bit of virus infected files...
Very good to hear that Adobe Reader was at least able to be installed. Does Kapersky provide any services around verifying if your system is compromised or not?
You have two different problems now:
I do remember now that about a month earlier prior to installing Kaspersky
I had some virus issue hence I purchased Kas.
Would it be advisable to restore the comp. prior to this issues? Would that