McAfee unwanted install - no option to select or reject!

New Here ,
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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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 23, 2018
~graffiti Most Valuable Participant , Jan 23, 2018
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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Most Valuable Participant ,
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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Community Beginner ,
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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New Here ,
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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New Here ,
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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Most Valuable Participant ,
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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New Here ,
Oct 08, 2020

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It was selected by default for me and that part of the page loaded slower than the rest, meaning I never actually saw it.

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2020

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this is correct. it now installs with out request and i have reported it as maleware to a few reporting sites I sugest you and everyone else affected by this unwanted intrusion and securty breach as the maleware it is.

 

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2020

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Same here. It just installed on my rig unwanted. WTF. I hate Adobe. It's like going Greyhound. It's about the only choice you have and it massively sucks.

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