Adobe PDF Reader Installer installs Mcafee bloatware without permission!

New Here ,
Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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The Adobe PDF reader installer I downloaded from the Adobe site went ahead and installed some Mcafee bloatware software on my PC without asking for permission.

 

This is unacceptable from a company of your cadre, and I insist you remove these mandatory bloatware installations along with your products!

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 08, 2021 Sep 08, 2021

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Hi Rahul

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry to hear that.

 

We do have the option to check/uncheck the optional offers getting installed with download of Adobe Acrobat/ Reader DC application as shown in the screenshot below:

 

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Also, would you mind sharing the link you have used to download the application?

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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I downloaded it from the same link, and was expecting any bloatware request to show up during the installation process.

 

You have added it to the Download page so that customers don't pay attention. Sneaky! 

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New Here ,
Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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This happens to me too. I really hate companies like Adobe do this.

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New Here ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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So annoying.. like who wants some antivirus crap with their PDF reader? NO ONE EVER

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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Hi there

 

We are sorry to hear that. You may share your feedback to the engineering team using the link https://acrobat.uservoice.com/ 

 

Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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This reply is balony. Your engineering team doesn't give a care about how this is packaged and it isn't part of their decision. Even I know my engineering team would hate this add-on. It's all marketing teams doing. You know people don't want this bloat ware. 

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Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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I just wasted an hour trying to un-install the bloatware.  I am surprised that Adobe and Mcafee would want to damage their respective reputations in this way - very frustrating.

 

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