Saturday, October 21, 2017

Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat XI -- End-of-Life


Adobe provides product support from the general availability date of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader for five years.  The five-year date was October 15, 2017, meaning Adobe Reader XI and Acrobat XI have reached end-of-life.  As a result, Adobe will no longer be providing technical support for those products.  This also includes both product and, more importantly, security updates.

If either or both of these programs are installed on your computer it is strongly advised that you uninstall them as soon as possible.  If you wish to stay with Adobe products, the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC can be downloaded from here.
Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the download. They are not part of the software and are completely optional.
If you use Windows 10, Microsoft Edge works great to read PDF documents.  In addition, new features are included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.   See How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update for additional information.

Another alternative is Sumatra PDF:
"Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, eBook (ePub, Mobi), XPS, DjVu, CHM, Comic Book (CBZ and CBR) reader for Windows.
Sumatra PDF is powerful, small, portable and starts up very fast.
Simplicity of the user interface has a high priority."

h/t ky331


Adobe Acrobat XI and Adobe Reader XI End of Support
Adobe Support Lifecycle Policy,

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Erm, Edge browser does not do a great job of rendering PDF documents. Unlike every other browser and viewer available, it doesn't implement the PDF 2.0 specification and so doesn't support the highest level of security/encryption and it wont even let you download such PDF documents so that you can view them in a viewer that does - like SumatraPDF you mentioned.