Adobe Acrobat scam

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  1. Mikemoss

    Mikemoss Read Only Funster

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    Apologies if this is not new, but I've received two phishing attempts re a new version of Adobe Acrobat. It's nothing of the sort, just a pile of malware, and should be deleted on sight.
     
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    I got this as well
    Did not look right so spammed it:thumb:

    Thanks
    chrisboyo
     
  3. scran

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    i downloaded it ages ago and it makes pc freeze will have to delete it asap
     
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    how do you no the differents from the original :Doh:
     
  5. movan

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    Bumping up last poster question... as I too have downloaded one and don't know if real one or not? Could that be why my dongle cutting off again tonight for first time in several weeks?
     
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    Thinking about having my dongle cut off has just made my eyes water.
     
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    For those unsure, don't click on anything other than to close it.

    Launch Acrobat Reader manually then go to Help and Check for Updates from within the application.
     
  8. IrasciBill

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    If you're not sure it's genuine - and if you were notified by e-mail, it almost certainly isn't genuine :thumbdown: - then delete it.
    If it was genuine then you're no worse off - you just have a "not quite up to date" application that's working OK anyway!
    Almost every computer this side of Alpha Centauri uses some Adobe application or other so it's not difficult to target people who use it!!! :Eeek:
    As always with this sort of thing "discretion is the better part of having to re-install all your software"

    If I keep writing rubbish like that can I be a nutter please? pretty pretty please?? :Rofl1:
     
  9. Bailey58

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    Ya gotta be much dafter than that to be a nutter, it made sense to me - but then .... :Doh:
     
  10. movan

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    Getting really worried now. It even made sense to me too..:Eek!:
     
  11. IrasciBill

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    Wot No Nutter?

    Drat & Double Drat as Dick Dastardly would say. :Rofl1:

    Or in the words of our National Bard "The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley" :Smile:
     
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    As a member of the Nutter Cabinet - can't remember what leftfolio I've got - I am sure I have the authority to say "Yer All Nutters" :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  13. madbluemad

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    Whats being said above makes sense. Do not respond to software udates that are communicated to you by email.

    Its genuine when you open the version you already have and you are then promted by the software manufacture that an update is available.

    This will then direct you to the manufacturers site for a safe update.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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