5 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2012 10:22 PM by pwillener RSS

    Is Adobe Reader now a Trojan for installing unwanted software?

    Junk Science

      Adobe Reader update message popped up today.  Started install of update and noticed that some McAfee Scan garbage was also being installed.  Nothing in the update invitation mentioned that I would be installing anything other than a Reader update.  I cancelled at about 67% of the process.  Reader install then finished and McAfee showed to be cancelled.  What damage was done by allowing this to go as far as I did?  I'm not happy with this attempt to hose my computer with unwanted stuff!  Where did I miss the option to decline the McAfee junk BEFORE the install was already underway?

      Looks like Adobe Reader is now a Trojan for unwanted McAfee Install.  Now I can't even trust Adobe to not infect my computer.