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McAfee unwanted install - no option to select or reject!

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Jan 22, 2018

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I though Adobe might have grown out of such silly tricks - see previous threads on this topic going back several years.  Obviously not as it's just happened to me in January 2018.  Bad move - I might go to another PDF reader now.

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I always see the box that you can uncheck. Not sure what's going on there. Anyway, you can download it here without Mcafee: Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Distribution

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McAfee unwanted install - no option to select or reject!

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Jan 22, 2018

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I though Adobe might have grown out of such silly tricks - see previous threads on this topic going back several years.  Obviously not as it's just happened to me in January 2018.  Bad move - I might go to another PDF reader now.

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I always see the box that you can uncheck. Not sure what's going on there. Anyway, you can download it here without Mcafee: Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Distribution

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Jan 23, 2018

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I always see the box that you can uncheck. Not sure what's going on there. Anyway, you can download it here without Mcafee: Adobe - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Distribution

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Mar 29, 2018

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That is not completely true. The case is there, but whether you accept it or refuse it, it always downloads the same 1180 KB file and starts installing.

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Jul 07, 2018

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Yep, it took me 20 minutes to remove the McAfee virus from my machine after Adobe surreptitiously installed it.   What a crock.   ADOBE installs security holes into a system as a condition of accepting software.    And McAfee's VIRUS uninstaller won't completely remove it after you remove the two "documented" products installed.   I had to go and manually remove files and registry entries afterwards.

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Sep 11, 2020

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Capture.PNGi am irritated by the unwanted mcafee downloads. so i cancelled the whole installation while adobe is downloaded an installing and the otheres were to be installedi am irritated by the unwanted mcafee downloads. so i cancelled the whole installation while adobe is downloaded an installing and the otheres were to be installed

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Sep 12, 2020

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This is an optional offer when you download the installer from Adobe. By default it is not selected, though. You have to actively click two check-boxes on the download page to get these add-ons.

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