Hi Welshy 2008
This feature is enabled in Acrobat 10 and 11 as design.
However, you can change the Preferences so that it won't appear,for that,
Go to >Edit>Preferences>Forms>Check the box which says "Always hide forms document message bar".
In Acrobat and reader Dc, this green message bar has been disabled by default.
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Whilst it is not a solution, the following is helpful for the recipient of the PDF document: Turning off the Annoying Signature Status Bar in Acrobat XI . Using this method places the tick in the check-box mentioned by Shivam, without the need of going through the "Preferences". As you see from the link title, this method also works for the annoying Signature alert bar too, so is really worth knowing. It is certainly not intuitive that's for sure!
I had the same issue, where there are NO fillable form fields in the document (just links or buttons) and Acrobat Reader XI on Windows would show the green alert bar.
The solution/workaround is to add document security. Hit Command/Cntrl + D or go to File -> Properties... and turn on password security in the Security tab. You can still have the settings adjusted to allow virtually all document access (in case you don't want to restrict anything), but just having security enabled seems to disable that annoying & misguided green alert bar.
Hope this helps!
Buttons are fields. That is why this message bar appears.
The users can disable it in their local preferences, if they don't want to see it.
I think you can turn this message off in the PDF by going to File> Document properties> Initial View> Hide window controls. I don't have anything older than Acrobat DC, so I can't confirm this.