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Invalid plugin detected. Adobe reader will quit.

Apr 6, 2010 4:02 AM

Every time I try to open a .pdf file the following message appears:

Invalid plug in detected. Adobe reader will quit.

 

I have uninstalled adobe reader 9 and tried installing it again, but the message persists. What can I do to fix it?

 
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    Apr 6, 2010 8:31 AM   in reply to macogar

    Does this occur when you try to open a PDF in a browser, or when you try to open it from your hard drive?

     
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    Apr 6, 2010 9:52 AM   in reply to macogar

    Macogar,

     

    I have the same issue and the plugins that they say to delete do not exists.

    It will shut down my reader after about three seconds, and like i said i have looked everywhere for the plugins to delete but they do not exists on my system.

     

    HELP ME!!

     

    plgtech

     
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    Jul 22, 2010 11:25 AM   in reply to macogar

    I have the same issue.  I have re installed and removed Adobe Reader 9.3 several times with the same problem.  DOES ANYONE HAVE A SOLUTION?

    ADOBE SUPPORT; WHERE ARE YOU????

     
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    Jul 22, 2010 11:37 AM   in reply to macogar

    I have the same issue.  I have reinstalled Adobe Reader 9.3 several times with the same results. WHERE IS ADOBE SUPPORT with an answer for us????

     
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    Jul 22, 2010 12:28 PM   in reply to artgang

    artgang wrote:

    WHERE IS ADOBE SUPPORT with an answer for us????

    Adobe support is on the phone where they always are and not here in the user to user forums.

     

    People experiencing thse issues may want to unistall Reader, run the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility then reinstall Reader to see if it clears up.

     
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    Jul 30, 2010 8:13 AM   in reply to ~graffiti

    Thank you for your response/  So where can I access Windows installer

    utility... it is not listed onmy programs list.

     

    For Every Challenge, there is an opportunity....

     

    Barry Glick

     

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      Jul 22, 2010 7:31 PM   in reply to artgang

      The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility is no longer supplied by Microsoft, but can still be obtained from various 3rd-party download sites, e.g. http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4459

       

      Regarding invalid plugins, I would try to uninstall the Reader, then delete all plug_ins folders in the Program Files ... Reader subfolder.

       
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      Jul 22, 2010 8:42 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

      Thank you I will try that and see if that works.

       
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      Jul 22, 2010 9:54 PM   in reply to ~graffiti

      Well, your last suggestion about plugins worked. Thank you.

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

       
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      Jul 23, 2010 10:37 AM   in reply to macogar

      Possibly there is an issue with Babylon.  I uninstalled Babylon and Adobe Reader 9.33 was back working.  Someone, please confirm.

       
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      Jul 23, 2010 12:36 PM   in reply to Shivputr

      That is exactly what the. Memprith was

       
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      Jul 23, 2010 9:04 PM   in reply to artgang

      Thanks. Actually, I am no techie. Sometimes fiddle with my system when it

      does not function. I found the problem yesterday, and my son confirmed that

      he too had the problem for a day or so. I snooped to find out what new

      software had been installed. Found Babylon was one. Tested by uninstalling

      it. It worked. Thank God, and now you.

       

      Regards.

       

      Ganesh P.

       
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      Jul 23, 2010 9:35 PM   in reply to Shivputr

      NOTED  And thank you again.   I greatly appreciate your help.

       
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      Jul 26, 2010 1:29 AM   in reply to macogar

      Babylon's answer:

       

      At the meantime Babylon is not supported by the new acrobat version 9.3.3

       

      If you want to use the new version of acrobat and solve the crashing issue

       

      Please follow the instruction  below:

       

      1.go to C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils  and      C:(or whatever disk Adobe is located on)\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Babylon

       

       

      And delete this file: BabylonRPI.api

       

      You can also run older version of acrobat that is compatible with Babylon

       

      I believe that Babylon next update will be full compatible with version 9.3.3

       
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      Jul 30, 2010 3:11 AM   in reply to chbalai

      Hey your are so great !!!

      I m troubled by this invalid plugins issue for some time and it affects my study as I have plenty pdf files from my uni.

       

      Babylon is so unexpected to be the source of this problem ~

      I thought of just uninstalling babylon, but your method of deleting the plugins really work !!!

      adobe run perfectly well in my pc now, even in browser too !!

       

      Just feeling too glad and wish to thank you a lot !!! I have been looking for solution in this forum for weeks, and yours turned up to be the only 1 that work for me !! THANKs chbalai

       
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      Jul 30, 2010 3:40 AM   in reply to hanazawayien

      you can thank babylon too... they gave me the solution.

       
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      Jul 30, 2010 11:40 AM   in reply to hanazawayien

      You are very welcome.  Pass it along... each one teach one... Re: Invalid plugin detected. Adobe reader will quit.

      For Every Challenge, there is an opportunity....

       

      Barry Glick, Ph.D., NCC, ACS, LMHC

      Chief Operations Officer

      G & G Consultants, LLC

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      Glenville, NY 12302-4702

       

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      Aug 1, 2010 2:02 PM   in reply to macogar

      I was troubled by this message "Invalid Pl

      ugin detected. ...." for about 4 days. As others did, I also un

      installed and reinstalled the program several times without any success.I used MS internet explorer. But, then I saw the information from "Shivputr". That clicked. I had installed few days ago the software Babylon. I uninstalled this program, and Adobe Reader worked. Thanks.

       
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      Aug 1, 2010 2:12 PM   in reply to engineergupta

      yw

      For Every Challenge, there is an opportunity....

       

      Barry Glick, Ph.D., NCC, ACS, LMHC

      Chief Operations Officer

      G & G Consultants, LLC

      106 Acorn Drive Suite A

      Glenville, NY 12302-4702

       

      artgang01@gmail.com

      Office Voice/fax: (518) 399-7933

      mobile:              (518) 229-7933

       

       
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      Aug 1, 2010 2:12 PM   in reply to engineergupta

      you can keep babylon, but just follow this:

       

      go to C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils  and      C:(or whatever disk Adobe is located on)\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Reader\plug_ins\Babylon

       

       

      And delete this file: BabylonRPI.api

       

      after that babylon and reader will work again

       
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      Aug 4, 2010 3:41 PM   in reply to chbalai

      Many thanks for sorting the problem out for me.  But what a time it's taken me!  Deleting Babylon RPI works fine.  Cheers.

       
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      Jan 24, 2011 1:44 PM   in reply to ~graffiti

      Install Adobe 8.1.0 and go to C:\\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\plug_ins and change the extension to plug_ins.bak

       

      NOTE: The file extension should be changed back to the original extension in order for the file to open correctly. This is often done by simply removing the ".bak" part of the filename. For example, "mydocument1.doc.bak" should be renamed to "mydocument1.doc" before being opened.

       

      Cheers

       
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      Jul 5, 2011 4:50 PM   in reply to macogar

      I just had this problem again today, July 5, 2011 and the fix for me is the same fix that has always worked in the past.  Start>Programs...hold left shift...left click on Adobe Reader to open it, which I understand opens it in the Safe Mode, true or not.  Click on Edit>Preferences>General...and check "Use Only Certified Plugins", problem resolved for me every time, never once failed.

       

      In my case, this happens when a hard drive goes bad or has to be reimaged on for instance, my company supplied lap top, whereas the company IT guys "reimage" the drive, and naturally, I then load all of My Documents that I have saved on other hard drives, containing Adobe PDFs from past, and then load the newest, latest, greatest version of Adobe Reader, and then get that screen pop about an Invalid Plugin was detected, followed by Reader will shutdown.  I just had a hard drive go bad, it was just replaced and reimaged by our IT guys, I loaded My existing Documents...today...had the problem, performed the fix as I explained above, and guess what?  I can open all of my PDFs now.  Good luck.

       
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