Adobe Acrobat Flurry of Warnings

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by knowbodynow, Sep 2, 2005.

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  1. knowbodynow

    knowbodynow Guest

    I upgraded Acrobat to version 7. Now if I am in Windows Explorer and I select a PDF file, messages pop up saying the application has changed. The thing is I haven't attempted to open the PDF file so why am I getting any alert. Does just selecting a file cause something to happen in the background? I get warning messages even if I hover the mouse over a PDF file. This seems very strange.
    So far I have chosen deny but ProcessGuard may throw up 3-4 warnings every time I brush a PDF file. Can anyone help?


  2. Carver

    Carver Guest

    After you upgraded Acrobat you should set PG to learning and uncheck Block new and changed applications.
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Sep 20, 2003
    Interestingly Prexv1 beta provided an answer to what you are seeing. While you are in Windows Explorer and you select a pdf file Acrobat actually executes, even though the file doesn't open. Just put PG in learning mode as Carver said and the popups will go away.
  4. Knowbodynow

    Knowbodynow Guest

    Thanks very much, the advice was spot on. Warning messages have gone. Strange behaviour by Acrobat, though.

  5. rickontheweb

    rickontheweb Registered Member

    Nov 14, 2004
  6. jwcca

    jwcca Registered Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Sounds to me like I'll be using PG or OA to permantently block it. Take no prisoners, take no chances. Stop 'em NOW.


  7. knowbodynow

    knowbodynow Guest

    Thanks for the link.

    Launching via mouseover in Explorer - I consider that virus-like behaviour. I've set ProcessGuard to permanently block acrord32info.exe. I might well write to Adobe and complain about it. This kind of behaviour should not be encouraged.

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