You may want to try the following:
Run this fix from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall
Uninstall Reader using Add/Remove Programs
If you want to reinstall Reader, download it from http://get.adobe.com/reader/direct/
Thank you so much for the link.
My problem has now been fixed.
Wishing you a happy New Year.
And best wishes to you, too. Could you mark this question as Answered, then?
I have marked the question as answered.
I should also have said that I used the support from microsoft link that you gave me.