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Offline zerospam

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Avast 5.0.545 apparently attempts to start Adobe Reader
« on: February 27, 2011, 10:42:52 PM »
Ever since I installed Avast 5.0.545 (no, I can't use the latest version due to http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=72158.msg604412#msg604412) something keeps attempting to start Adobe Reader under the logged-in user account. I don't want this. Is Avast responsible? If so, how do I turn this off? BTW, this never occurred until I installed 5.0.545.

And no, it's not my browser -- that runs in a restricted user account different from the logged-in user account.

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Re: Avast 5.0.545 apparently attempts to start Adobe Reader
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 11:00:50 PM »
Considering that the last update version of avast 5.0 was 5.0.677 and avast 5.1 was 5.1.889 and now we are on avast 6.0.1000, I don't know if there would be any point in chasing this down in a very old version of avast.

I can't see any reason why avast wants to start adobe reader, I have never seen it and I have been using avast for almost seven years. Avast doesn't require adobe reader to function. I stopped using adobe many years ago (for FoxItPDF reader) and no complaints from avast about not having it installed.
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Re: Avast 5.0.545 apparently attempts to start Adobe Reader
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 11:41:14 PM »
BTW I would recommend giving v6.0.1000 one more spin -- maybe this time, try doing a Custom install and uncheck the Behavior Shield option. Looking at the symptoms of the problem, BhS is the most likely cause.

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Re: Avast 5.0.545 apparently attempts to start Adobe Reader
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 11:47:58 PM »
It might be worth checking your file associations.  Adobe... being A... ends up first in line for unintended consequences. >:(  I know.  ;D