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Adobe Support Ending

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BGBG, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Registered Members

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    I just got a pop-up notice that Adobe Acrobat Reader is ending support end of Dec 2020. Do I really NEED this and is there an alternative?
     
  2. Tony D

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    You'll need a program to read pdf files. Many browsers can read pdf files. Adobe's Reader is the most popular program for reading pdf files. The newest version of Adobe's Reader can be found here https://get.adobe.com/reader/

    Download and install it if you like or use an alternative. Actually you can install both Adobe Reader and an alternative reader on your computer. You can use either to open pdf files. Try both out and continue with the one you prefer.

    An alternative to consider is the not-so-ubiquitous Foxit Reader which is recommended on our Recommended Software page at https://computerhelpforums.com/threads/chf-recommended-software.48136/
    You can download Foxit Reader directly at https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/
     
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    I also have something called Zinio Reader 4.
    I think I succeeded in downloading the new acrobat reader as you said.
     
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  4. Tony D

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    p.s. Are you sure the message wasn't about Adobe's Flash?
     
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    I think Tony has got this right.... the message may well be about Flash player.
    People get confused because Adobe announced that they are discontinuing their Flash Player by end of 2020.
    Flash Player is that old browser plugin that was insanely popular back in the day, but became obsolete when Apple stopped using it and the industry shifted to using HTML5.
     
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    I am not really sure what it was about. I never knowingly use it but do download PDF files and perhaps other thingss that it might be for. A messsage popped up, I checked remind me later, and closed it. Then feared I might lose something I need. Maybe it WAS flash player.Guess I will find out if I am reminded. Thanks for the info.

    HERE IS MY ADOBE STUFF - See attached JPG:
     

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    Looks like you do have Flash installed, the question now is...... do you have it enabled.
    There is a difference.
    If you click on this link....

    Is Flash installed

    It will tell you if Flash is installed or enabled on the browser you are using.
     
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    The link says NO, Flash is disabled or not installed. My guess it is disabled. Will check it later. Java script IS enabled.
    Question is, do I NEED flash ANYWAY? Must not for maybe never even had it.
     
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    Yes....I do believe this was it. I never really use these things but I usually update them if offerred. So am thus confused at times. Thank you.
     
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    I've just had the same message come up on my system.
     

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