I have been searching, but have been unable to find the answer to a question that has been puzzling me since I got my 1st Windows 8 job--does Adobe Acrobat Reader, NOT require security (patch) updating (because of differences between the Windows 8 operating system and previous editions)?
The updates for Windows, Mac and Linux users address "vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," according to the tech giant.
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier, 184.108.40.2061 and earlier 13.x versions, 220.127.116.117 and earlier 11.x versions, AIR Desktop Runtime 18.104.22.168 and earlier versions as well as AIR SDK and SDK & Compiler 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions are all affected and patched in this update, which includes fixes for a number of critical vulnerabilities.
Update: There is now a Knowledge Base article about updating older versions of Acrobat/Reader: may remember that Adobe “end of life’ed” Adobe Acrobat 9 more than a year ago.
This does not mean that Acrobat 9 does not work anymore, it means that you will not get any security updates for new security threats.
How does one update an Acrobat 9 version that needed to be re-installed?
According to what I’ve heard from Adobe, it should still be possible to use the “Check for Updates” function in Acrobat’s Help menu, but the last time I’ve had to re-install Acrobat 9, that was not the case.
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader (version)\Reader\Acro Rd32properties/details for a very specific version. I just got an error on the last update, where it just seemed to hang--Windows Store / Bing Weather: Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Error code: 0x80004004 Try Again / Cancel install (Windows System Log Critical Error: Source: Windwos Update Client, "Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024200D: Microsoft.
You may be referring to the Windows 8 built in PDF reader, not quite the same thing as Adobe Reader. I'm hoping you didn't ommit an uninstall step first, since I've seen some applications that, when you follow the directions for update, actually installed a second copy (and threw errors, too), instead of uninstalling the old, outdated program, first. Bing Weather.") I, then, just cancelled the install, and tried again, with success, this time.
Do the third-party tools like Shavlik do the trick?
I got a proxy server that actually cache adobe update...
Made with IPCop, Advanced Proxy and Update Accelerator plugins... Also caching all windows update download on the network so the next time it's requested, it download @ 100 mbits right out of the proxy cache, very usefull and time saver!