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I would be more than a bit surprised if a download on Adobe's site contained a virus so I just downloaded that file and tested it with AVG. Came out clean.
That leaves you and the recipient. It seems odd that Symantec would detect a virus on sending the email and still send the file. Are you sure the recipient did get the file, albeit quarantined, rather than just a message saying the attachment had been quarantined at your end?
Have you tested the download on your PC?
I share Peter's opinion about being surprised if Adobe would have a download infested with a virus. However, I am also aware that sometimes even the best of plans can fail.
I too tested by downloading the file and scanning it using my virus software. I see Peter did the same, but his virus software is AVG. Mine is Symantec Norton anti-virus. It's fully patched with the latest updates and virus signature files as well.
It turns out the virus message was a general statement used to ensure the security of downloading zip files. IT says it's common industy practice to quarantine a zip, since the user must open it, and the contents may not always have been scanned. However, I've never experienced this in many a zip download at this company.
Thanks for testing! Even if they say it's routine, I wouldn't want to have imported a virus.