I have a user experiencing the same problem. Opening the program itself (not by executing a pdf file) end up crashing Adobe immediately. Initiating Adobe Reader from a PDF file, it appears to crash during "Initializing DigSig(2).api". As other users have noted in other threads pertaining to this problem, Data Execution Prevention pops up a message basically telling the user that the program was blocked and to make an exception. When I try to do this for AcroRd32.exe, DEP complains that the program must run with DEP enabled and it cannot be turned off for this program. I've installed Foxit Reader as a temporary work-around, but we have a lot of industry-specific programs that rely heavily on Acrobat Reader and I fear it may have a much more far-reaching problem since Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 is dead-in-the-water. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Is Adobe/MS working on a solution?
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 64-bit
Internet Explorer 7
Acrobat Reader 188.8.131.52
I've tried uninstalling, then reinstalling as normal and no joy. I downloaded the "lite" and stand-alone installer from the ftp site, still crashes Reader. The error as reported by the Event Viewer:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 11/10/2009 1:32:24 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application AcroRd32.exe, version 184.108.40.206, time stamp 0x4ac7307c, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x00000000, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x00000001, process id 0x1044, application start time 0x01ca6244e7a078e6.