Adobe Acrobat new extension

  • 13 January 2017
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Userlevel 6
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Hi,
 
Just had notification that from Acobe Acrobat saying that another programme has added a new extension that may change the way that Chrome works, it goes on to say that it can 'read and change all the data on the websites I visit, manage my downloads, communicate with cooperating native applications' and asks if I want to Enable the extension or remove it from Chrome.
 
Do you think its OK to go ahead and enable it?  Sorry for bothering you.   :/
 
 
Linda x
 
 

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Userlevel 7
Hello Linda,

I got the same extension popping up in my Chrome Browser as well today. It's regular behavior that was included in a recent update to Adobe's Acrobat Reader DC:
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/11/warning-latest-adobe-acrobat-reader-dc-installs-chrome-extension/

Cheers,
Userlevel 7
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@ wrote:
Hi,
 
Just had notification that from Acobe Acrobat saying that another programme has added a new extension that may change the way that Chrome works, it goes on to say that it can 'read and change all the data on the websites I visit, manage my downloads, communicate with cooperating native applications' and asks if I want to Enable the extension or remove it from Chrome.
 
Do you think its OK to go ahead and enable it?  Sorry for bothering you.   :/
 
 
Linda x
 
 
Hello
Read this thread
https://community.webroot.com/t5/Security-Industry-News/Adobe-Acrobat-amp-Reader-Security-Updates-Jan-10-2017/m-p/281593#M32030
Userlevel 6
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Hi, thanks for the link; so if I do remove this extension will it have any affect on the way Acrobat performs at the moment? Things are becoming very creepy on-line don't you think?!
Userlevel 7
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Just leave it and don't worry about it. 😉

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