- corporate environment
- domain-joined computers
- local users do not have admin rights
- Reader DC is deployed to all machines as part of standard image
- no software blacklist
- nothing in GPO related to Adobe reader
Adobe Reader DC has been disappearing from computers around my network. Multiple locations, multiple users - no common threads there. It works, and then one day people find that the computer is defaulting to opening PDFs with one browser or another, and Reader DC is totally gone from the computer. Easy enough to download and reinstall, but what is causing it to vanish?
Possibly some overly agressive antivirus software setup at the corporate / domain level that silently deletes the application?
There is nothing in Adobe Acrobat Reader that allows for self uninstallation. Nor is this a symptom that we have heard of at all from others.
Have you lost all files at C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC ?
Yes. Adobe entirely disappears, as if it was never there (which it was).