I would hate it if Adobe Reader wouldn't put an icon on my desktop! I want all applications to be available from my desktop. But I am sure that you can do a customized install that won't put anything on your desktop.
I don't talk about installation. I can understand the icon on installation.
I'm talking about *updates*. There really is no need to put an icon on the desktop on update.
...just updated Reader... still the same, Adobe Reader is so bothering - every update it puts icon on the desktop (who the hell wants the pdf reader icon on dektop??) AND also puts two entries into startup registry (adobe launcher+updater). Adobe Reader is like malware, they also update system settings and don't ask...
Put one there at install, sure (But please ASK), but at EVERY UPDATE? If it's not there it means I removed it for a reason.
Bloody stupid, and makes me consider less bloaty alternatives.
As stated before, who wants to start their pdf reader in any other way than double clicking a pdf document anyway?
A very small minority, that's who.
I agree that the installer should leave the user a choice in the matter. However, there is no point complaining here in the user forum; tell it to Adobe directly at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform