11 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2010 8:42 AM by ValKil

    Adobe Air

      To use Adobe Reader version 9 and flash version 10, do I need Adobe Air?
        • 1. Re: Adobe Air
          ~graffiti Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          No.
          • 2. Re: Adobe Air
            Level 1
            Thanks. I have over posted I think regarding this issue. So to summarize, If I just want the adobe reader 9, but when I download I get
            Acrobat.com
            Adobe Air
            Adobe Reader 9
            and
            Adobe9 Installer (If I download using the DLM Active X)
            getPlus for ADOBE (If I download using the DLM Active X)

            But I can delete all those except Adobe Reader 9 and still have the secure adobe reader 9. None of those other things involve security functioning for Adobe Reader 9?
            • 3. Re: Adobe Air
              ~graffiti Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              >None of those other things involve security functioning for Adobe Reader 9?

              Correct. They are all separate products/services.
              • 4. Re: Adobe Air
                pwillener Level 8
                Assuming that you want the English version for Windows, you can download the Air-less version from http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.0/enu/AdbeRdr90_en_US_Std.exe
                • 5. Re: Adobe Air
                  Level 1
                  Thanks all. What about Adobe_Updater.exe? When I google this I get all sorts of entries saying to disable/delete this. Why is it so bad? and can I just delete it?
                  • 6. Re: Adobe Air
                    Level 1
                    I also downloaded the reader 9 this way:

                    went to adobe.com
                    Clicked on downlaod reader 9
                    got a blocked request for installing the adobe active x.
                    Did not allow the active x
                    instead went ahead and clicked on the link that said if you don't get redirected, click here
                    it downloaded
                    Acrobat.com
                    Reader9
                    Adobe Air
                    Adobe updater

                    But not reader 9 installer or getplus for adobe
                    I then deleted acrobat.com and adobe air

                    Should I delete the Adobe_Updater.exe?
                    • 7. Re: Adobe Air
                      pwillener Level 8
                      Don't delete things out of your installation; it may get you into trouble when trying to update/upgrade/uninstall it.

                      However! I do not have anything named "Adobe_Updater.exe" on my computer (nor does it fit Adobe naming conventions). Googling reveals that this is some sort of malware; where do you have that file?

                      Run anti-virus and anti-malware scans on your computer until you have cleared all infections!
                      • 8. Re: Adobe Air
                        Level 1
                        C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe
                        • 9. Re: Adobe Air
                          Level 1
                          It is digitally signed by adobe. i have it on two computers that I downloaded adobe reader9 on. the two computers are not related on the same network or use the same lines. I downloaded the adobe reader 9 from the adobe site

                          I scanned it and it came up clean
                          • 10. Re: Adobe Air
                            pwillener Level 8
                            > C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe

                            Ah, indeed, I have that file as well! Seems to be legitimate. I don't know why Google finds so many instances of identifying it as malware.
                            • 11. Re: Adobe Air
                              ValKil Level 1

                              No, Adobe Air and Adobe Reader function independently, I think Air

                              is used for Flash applications, so if you are not running a flash from inside Reader, you should not need Ai

                              r. Hope, it makes sense.