I too am getting a lot of pop ups allegedly from Adobe. I have be
en downloadinhg them because they have been coming up as they usually have, but i have had so many
over the last couple of weeks it has made me suspicious, i have had 2 today.
Could someone who knows please advise, as it looks legit but i am not knowledgeable enough to tell.
I couldn't get help in a timely manner (impatient I guess) so I took the plunge, since the update was in the tab on my desktop too. It seems it was fine, and I updated the Flash too. It was scarey but it seems to be okay, but time will tell. It only updated Reader from 9.3 to 9.44 though, when I thought we were up to 10. now . Anyway, it seems it is easier to just dive in than trying to find out if the water is safe on the Adobe web site, of course, I could have paid for help or waited for Geeks to open. Thanks for the reply 64Falcon.
More than likely they were legit assuming you downloaded Reader from the Adobe website.
artboytxnc wrote: It only updated Reader from 9.3 to 9.44 though, when I thought we were up to 10. now .
Going from 9.x to 10.x is an upgrade not an update. To get 10.x updates, you need to install Reader 10.
If you ever have a question about the legitimacy of an update that is purported to be from Adobe, you can do the following:
- Check the official Release Notes page to see if the version in the update that popped up corresponds to our knowledgebase document
- Post a screenshot of the update notification to these forums. Our great community professionals and super-users like ~graffiti as well as Adobe employees such as myself can guide you towards making a good decision or identifying a threat to your system.
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