Due to work situation, I need to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat 8. In this thread, I'd like to describe my security/privacy concerns about Acrobat 8 and to seek advices that address my concerns. Based on my research so far, Acrobat 8 (both trial and retail) uses the notorious SafeCast anti-piracy scheme. SafeCast installs driver "CDAC11BA.EXE", creates Windows services and make numerous system level modifications and injections. My experience with SafeCast was when I used a dictionary program which also used SafeCast. My HIPS program is SSM (System Safety Monitor). With SSM enabled, when I ran the dictionary program, SSM got me numerous and continuous alerts and warnings. The frequency of alerts was so high, I think, because SafeCast created random instances of Windows services and system injections for which SSM was unable to find a pattern to make rule. In short, with SSM enabled, it was nearly impossible to run a SafeCast-protected program due to the magnitude of alerts. I am unsure about to what extent the SafeCast scheme may jeopardize security/privacy. I think once Acrobat 8 is installed I will again run into the above SafeCast nightmare. Any SSM users out there who can advise how to use SSM to manage SafeCast-protected programs w/o the lose of security/privacy? Are there ways to have SSM ignore/exclude certain things? In summary, is there a trade-off approach?