After you are sure you have eliminated all traces of Reader and
Acrobat, try downloading directly from here:
(instructions for removing Reader in other threads).
YOU are a lifesaver!! The FTP link you provided worked PERFECTLY!! I just finished downloading the program and all is going great!
You are TERRIFIC!
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry tonight!
Many thanks for the direct download link.
I wish Adobe would realise the entire world hates their pointless and stupid download manager, which itself has had security issues in the past. (Not to mention trying to trick us into running McAfee when we download something completely unrelated.)
Why can't they just link directly to the installers like they used to?
If their download manager is so great (and it really, really isn't) then they can offer both routes and people will use it by choice.