Monday, November 21, 2011

Check Your Adobe Acrobat and Update It -- ASAP!

Almost every computer that uses the Internet has a version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on it.  You need to check your PC and make sure that your version of Adobe Reader is Version 9 or above.  If it isn't, you have a significant risk of your PC being infected by a virus.  You should uninstall whatever version of Adobe Reader you are using, then go to and install the latest (free) version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  NOTE:  Watch out for the opt-out or it may install another unwanted toolbar on your Internet browser!   "Read more" for further details.

About two years ago, hackers discovered huge security holes in Adobe products.  This lead to a major wave of virus infections in computers.  Since Adobe is a huge economic power in the IT industry, they were able to squelch most of the bad publicity about their gross negligence. 

Since this debacle came and went years ago, I haven't included it in this blog -- until now -- because I've realized that there are still many users out there who still are using the old, Swiss-Cheese versions of Adobe software.

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