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Reader 9 doesn't come with the PDF printer driver.
Are you sure that you didn't install the Acrobat trial or something else?
When you install Reader 9, without asking you, it also installs Acrobat.com and Adobe Air. I tried unistalling those programs and did so successfully, but the printer driver continues to try to install. I did not install the Acrobat trial. Thanks!
I have exactly the same problem that you describe. At first I thought it might be malicious software that was installing a fake driver, but after running Malware, Spybot and some other programs, I'm still left with the problem. I have a lot of Adobe software installed (Adobe Premiere Elements 7, Adobe Acrobat Pro 8, Adobe Audition 3, Adobe PhotoShop 7 and of course Adobe Reader 9, plus as you indicate Adobe Air and Acrobat.com I'm not sure when my problem started, since I only recognized it when I went to do a system restore. It appears to install the driver about once a minute. This leaves me with about 3 days worth of useless restore points.
The only advice that I have received is to un-install all my Adobe stuff, then check the System Restore, then one by one re-install the packages checking each time what happens in the system restore.
Have you found any solution since your original post?
I found a solution to this problem on my sytem, which had both Adobe Acrobat 8 and Reader 8 and later ver. 9 installed.
I realized that having them both installed was redundant, since when I clicked on a PDF file or downloaded a PDF file, Acrobat was always started and never the reader.
As soon as I removed the reader, the problem of continous re-installation of the Adobe printer driver disapeared and my restore points now are not overloaded with the useless repeated installations of the the print driver.
For future advice, it's not supported or recommended to have multiple versions of the Acrobat and Reader applications installed. It can cause various issues such as this.