A few months ago I downloaded and installed the latest trial version of Adobe Acrobat. Then after the trial period ended, I decided not to purchase the product, and I uninstalled it from my PC. Instead, I downloaded the free Reader. But now Reader won't run. It opens for a few seconds, then closes. I suspect that has something to do with the free trial version of Acrobat, that is preventing other Adobe products from launching. Can you help? I've tried deleting Acrobat from the registry, and uninstalling and reinstalling the Reader. But the program only opens for a few seconds, then shuts down. It's very frustrating. Almost as if Adobe won't run unless I upgrade and purchase Acrobat. Do you think this is what's happening?
You can try using this tool to first remove all traces of Acrobat and Reader from your computer:
Then, you can download the full offline Reader installer from
After downloading, restart your computer and run the installer before doing anything else.
Thanks, Claudio. But I followed your instructions, and the problem persists.
The new Reader opens for a few seconds, then shuts down.
I have no idea what the problem is.
What is your operating system? What is your Reader version?