I have XP x64 SP2 and have tried to download Adobe Reader. I get an error; "Can't establish SSL connection (16248.331.1095.307)" and
then after a couple of these, it closes the download manager.
We are using IE6.0.3790.359 128 cipher
As to the alternate browsers, our corporation will not allow them to be loaded. So we cannot use other browser.
The installation steps are: click get reader, allow activeX, unclick Google bar and click download- simple stuff.
Please refer to the screen shot
Assuming that you want the English version of Adobe Reader 9.2, you can download it without download manager from http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.2/enu/AdbeRdr920_en_US.exe
If you're looking for a different version, find it at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/