Google Chrome uses its own PDF viewer.
Regarding Adobe Reader not opening local PDF files, three possibilities
Accepting agreement in eula.exe solved the problem for me, even though eula.exe is located in Adobe Reader and I was trying to use Adobe Pro.
This is amazing though how ignorent Adobe is, since no actions are being taken to fix this problem.
That was it, thank you so very much! I've been struggling with this problem for a long time - so frustrating! I did find that I had to restart my computer for it to take effect, however, so others might need to do the same. Adobe ought to fix their print option, so that instead of freezing, an option appears in the print dialogue re the protected mode, if there are difficulties printing. they are certianly behind the curve in customer care, IMHO.