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VcDeveloper
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      12-05-2010, 02:26 PM
What does adobe think there doing? After downloading the reader I wanted to
remove the there download manager. When I click remove it does nothing, But
when I click the reader it does ask if I want to remove it!

Any Suggesting?
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      12-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Ask Adobe?

"VcDeveloper" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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: What does adobe think there doing? After downloading the reader I wanted
to
: remove the there download manager. When I click remove it does nothing,
But
: when I click the reader it does ask if I want to remove it!
:
: Any Suggesting?
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      12-05-2010, 07:21 PM
VcDeveloper wrote:

> What does adobe think there doing? After downloading the reader I wanted to
> remove the there download manager. When I click remove it does nothing, But
> when I click the reader it does ask if I want to remove it!
>
> Any Suggesting?


For their downloads, usually I find a link that lets me download the file
without first installing and using their download manager. As I recall, I
fail their download (because I refuse to install their download manager) and
then find a link to get the original file that I wanted.

For example, to get the Adobe Reader:
- Go to http://www.adobe.com/.
- Click on the "Get Adobe Reader" picture link (middle of page, right side).
- Uncheck the option to include the Google Toolbar (Adobe has devolved into
adware).
- Ignore the infobar or dialog that appears saying Adobe want you to install
their superfluous download manager.
- Click on the "If does not start, 'click here' to download."
- Download the .exe file for the Adobe Reader installer.

An example to get the download file for their Flash control:
- Go to http://www.adobe.com/.
- Click on the "Get Adobe Flash Player" picture link.
- Uncheck the option to include their attempt to bundle adware (Google).
- Click "Agree and Install Now".
- Ignore any infobar or dialog asking you to install their download manager.
- At the bottom of that page, click on "If it does not start, 'click here'
for troubleshooting information."
- Click on "If you are still having problems, 'click here to download'".
- Download the .exe file for their installer.

No need to bother with installing their download manager or wasting the disk
space for it. I have found that failing the download process often makes
available a link for a direct download of the wanted file. I could go
hunting around their web help pages looking for articles that provide the
dowload links to the wanted files but I find just failing their normal
'install' process gets me the link that I want.

There are far too many software vendors that are starting to push their own
download manager (so you could end up with several of them). Maybe it has
value for dial-up users but a failed download for always-on cable/DSL users
is a tiny nuisance to redo the download versus the huge pain of installing
their superfluous software. If they were truly concerned about their
customers that are sensitive to failed downloads then their file server
should support the resume function and let their customers install and use
whatever download manager they want (since those have a resume feature
provided the server supports it).
 
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David H. Lipman
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      12-05-2010, 09:39 PM
From: "VcDeveloper" <(E-Mail Removed)>

| What does adobe think there doing? After downloading the reader I wanted to
| remove the there download manager. When I click remove it does nothing, But
| when I click the reader it does ask if I want to remove it!

| Any Suggesting?

Go DIRECTLY to Adobe and download from them...

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/

Adobe Reader
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/


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      12-05-2010, 10:03 PM
Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum or
newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

See http://www.adobe.com/support/securit...apsb10-08.html

Also see http://www.adobe.com/support/securit...apsb10-09.html

Adobe Reader Support Forum <=post here instead!
http://forums.adobe.com/community/ad...s/adobe_reader
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MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


VcDeveloper wrote:
> What does adobe think there doing? After downloading the reader I wanted
> to
> remove the there download manager. When I click remove it does nothing,
> But
> when I click the reader it does ask if I want to remove it!
>
> Any Suggesting?


 
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VcDeveloper
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      13-05-2010, 06:09 AM
Thanks everyone for your help!...

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