Adobe Acrobat/Reader 9.3.4 and 8.2.4
Adobe has released updates to Adobe Acrobat and Reader – for both the current 9.x versions and the previous 8.x versions – to address a critical security vulnerability related to TrueType font handling. You can update using the programs’ automatic update mechanisms, but many people, including us, have trouble with them, so use the links above to download the latest version manually if need be.
That said, be warned that many people are having trouble with the update to Acrobat 8.2.4 rendering the program unusable – Adobe is aware of the problem. Until a fix appears, users of Acrobat 8.x should hold off on the update or, if it’s too late, revert to 8.2.3. (Free updates, various sizes)
Don't install 8.2.4 update. It will in all likelihood cripple your Acrobat application. After updating Acrobat launches then provides warning it is part of Creative Suite and one of the other applications such as PhotoShop must be opened first. Doing so doesn't help! Now every time I double-click a pdf file it opens then notifies me it can't be launched at this time then closes. Waiting for a fix that doesn't involve uninstalling and reinstalling entire Creative Suite CS3.
Thanks for the warning - honestly, I find updating Acrobat so painful that it doesn't happen as often as it would if they just used Sparkle like so many other Mac developers.
Try 'Skim' for your pdf reading. It's free and not nearly as big – or buggy as Adobe's Reader.
Check out the Adobe Forum -- the 8.2.4 update caught at least 30 of us, making Acrobat Professional unlaunchable and useless. Adobe's response is less than professional, as these posts document. At least we have Preview ....
Thanks, I'll update the article.
I tried updating 22 Vista-based PCs with no problem.
I have about 18 Macs with Acrobat Reader on 7 of the machines. (The rest use Preview because of Acrobat issues.) Everyone i attempt to update to 9.3.4 fails with and error message saying the updater can not connect to the Internet. Acrobat Pro displays a similar note and will not upgrade.